Veronica Davis

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Climate Change Likely To Lead To More Kidney Stones

Drink lots of water.<p>The hotter weather expected with climate change is likely to cause a litany of figurative aches for humanity (and already is), but some of those pains may be quite literal. A new study found that higher temperatures significantly increase the risk of developing kidney stones, …

Where Does Oceanic Methane Come From? The Seas' Most Abundant Organism

An answer to a marine mystery<p>Ah, the oxygen-rich surface of the ocean, where the air and water meet, and life flourishes. But you might not know that these waters are also supersaturated with methane relative to the atmosphere, a phenomenon termed the "marine methane paradox." The question being: …

This 8,000-Year-Old Skull May Contain Preserved Brain Matter, Archaeologists Say

Is that... ancient brain matter?<p>Archaeologists in Norway were excited enough when they unearthed what may be an 8,000-year-old Stone Age skull.<p>But then, when they took a closer look, they were even more stunned to find what was inside -- possible traces of preserved brain matter.<p>"Inside it is …

Scientists baffled by appearance of giant crater in Siberia

Mysterious hole discovered in remote tundra in Siberia leaves Russian scientists looking for answers<p>It is a barren landscape so remote that even the locals call it "the end of the world." Now the bleak tundra of Russia's remote Yamal peninsula has been scarred by a vast crater that has left …

Global Warming

The pacemaker of the future might be made of heart cells

A new technique uses gene therapy to create "biological pacemakers" in pigs<p>Cardiologists in Los Angeles have developed a gene-therapy technique that allows them to transform working heart-muscle cells into cells that regulate a pigs’ heartbeat. This procedure, described today in the <i>Science</i> …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …