Research

There's a Link Between Chronic Migraines And This Common Jaw Disorder

Here's what you need to know.<p>People who get chronic migraines might not think there's anything worse than the debilitating attacks – but it turns out …

Science

Whistleblowers at U.S. funded research institutions fear retaliation

Institutions that conduct human research generally have a reputation for strict fact-finding, going where the research leads while maintaining firm rules to protect the people who are studied.<p>If those rules are violated, the consequences can be serious. It’s worse when workers and others are afraid …

Politics

Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology

Students make use of technology while working in small groups. Photo: Meredith KolodnerSchool district administrators and principals are inundated …

Education

Too much manganese may lower children's IQ

New research recently published in the journal <i>NeuroToxicology</i> suggests that excessive exposure to air manganese might have adverse neurodevelopmental …

Medicine

How I got my job... as a neuroscientist 🔬

"I’ll often look around a conference and be the only female"<p>Welcome to Glamour's weekly column, <i>How I Got My Job</i>, featuring one woman with an amazing …

One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Medical Marijuana, Study Finds

One of the most well-known purported uses for medical marijuana is to alleviate symptoms related to cancer treatment, and a new study finds that use …

Cannabis

Flint's Poisoned Water Had a 'Horrifyingly Large' Effect on Fetal Deaths, Study Finds

Devastating.<p>The fertility rate in Flint, Michigan, dropped precipitously after the city decided to switch to lead-poisoned Flint River water in 2014, …

Science

The Mail's censure shows which media outlets are biased on climate change

Right-wing media outlets like Breitbart, Fox News, and Rush Limbaugh echoed the Mail’s “significantly misleading” and now censured climate story<p>Back in February, the conservative UK tabloid Mail on Sunday ran an error-riddled piece by David Rose attacking Noaa climate scientists, who had published …

Environment

Assumed safety of pesticide use is false: scientist

Guardian News and Media/London<p>The assumption by regulators around the world that it is safe to use pesticides at industrial scales across landscapes …

Agriculture

Vision and Hearing Loss Are Tied to Cognitive Decline

Now and then I hear someone (myself included) proclaim “my brain is on overload.” This is not surprising given the myriad complex tasks the brain performs, among them enabling you to learn, plan, remember, communicate, see, hear and smell.<p>Perhaps also not surprising, a growing number of studies …

Health

Put down booze, it's killing you: study

Reducing alcohol consumption Australia-wide would lead to fewer cancer death, new research has found.

Alcohol

Education and scientific knowledge linked to increased polarization on scientific issues

Education and scientific knowledge are linked to increased polarization surrounding controversial scientific issues like evolution, according to …

Scientific Research

Fish have personalities, study finds

They may not show it, but fish have complex personalities, research suggests.

Ecology

Vietnam’s Poorest Worst Hit by Typhoon Disasters

Although widespread evacuations prevented a higher death toll, the impact on the region’s most vulnerable people will be extensive and lasting.<p>Six …

Science Says Even Babies Can Learn That Hard Work Pays Off

Study finds babies may learn persistence from watching adults<p>Turns out even babies can recognize hard work pays off. In a new study, researchers …

MIT

Policemen get training for forensic job

Written by Rashmi Rajput | Mumbai |<p>Babasaheb More, Deputy Director at the Mumbai Forensic Sciences Laboratory, conducts lectures on how to gather …

Scientific Research

The Pregnancy Vaccine Scare That Should Have Never Been

Why that CDC study on flu shots during the first trimester should never have been published.<p>Last week, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that an influenza vaccine given in the first trimester of pregnancy might have caused miscarriages. News outlets all over …

Public Health

Study confirms 'Angelina Jolie' effect

Hospital discharge data from NY and NSW shows there was nearly a doubling of women to undergo a risk-reducing mastectomy after Angelina Jolie had the …

Cancer

Australian Researchers Say Smartphone Apps Can Help With Depression

Image: iStock<p>While not to be considered a replacement for medication or professional therapy, a new study shows smartphone apps can be an effective …

Depression

What Experts Have To Say About Australia's Space Agency

Credit: Kim Steele<p>That's right, it is (apparently) official - Australia is finally getting a space agency to call our own.<p>This hasn't happened out of …

Technology (Australia)

Study reveals full extent of suspected 'clocking' among second-hand cars for sale in Ireland

More than one in 10 second-hand cars currently listed sale in Ireland have a false mileage displayed, according to a new survey.<p>The study, carried …

News (Ireland)

Cautions better for youth offenders, study

Youths are less likely to reoffend if police issue a caution instead of charging them, a new Victorian study shows.

It’s no mystery – science and religion cannot be reconciled

Scientists exist to defy, examine and explain the things that others might claim to be acts of God<p>While I am sure that there are many people working in scientific fields who would claim to be religious, it always seems to me that there really is a basic conflict here, rather than a …

Atheism

Homeopathic remedies are 'nonsense and risk significant harm' say 29 European scientific bodies

A scientific organisation intended to influence EU policy has called for tougher regulations of alternative medicine, branding homeopathy “nonsense” …

Alternative Medicine

Researchers develop SD-WISE, a scale to measure an individual's level of wisdom

Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool to assess an individual's level of wisdom. …

Neuroscience

Israeli university study counters Freud on link between OCD, IQ

A study conducted at Israel's southern university scientifically disproved Sigmund Freud's popular myth.<p>Sigmund Freud, “the father of …

Psychiatry

Why Did India Have Ten Million Fewer Childhood Deaths Than Predicted?

The study has a depressing name: The Million Death Study.<p>But its latest set of data, published in the journal <i>The Lancet</i> on Wednesday, is anything but depressing when it comes to the topic of childhood deaths in India.<p>India has the tragic distinction of being a world leader in childhood deaths. …

Public Health

Marijuana May Help Stop the Opiate Abuse Epidemic, Suggests Study

As the growing opioid abuse epidemic keeps getting national attention in the U.S., one solution may lie in legalizing cannabis, suggests new study. …

Cannabis

High fluoride levels in pregnancy may lower offspring IQ

Drinking water and brushing our teeth are daily activities that we tend to do without thinking. But for expectant mothers, these seemingly harmless …

Medicine

Social media use does not account for increasing political polarisation in the US: Study

Conventional narratives seem to <b>link social media use</b> and the creation of echo chambers to a rise in political polarisation. However, a study …

Social Media