What is the Purpose of Hiccuping?

(Wed, 25 Jan 2023 19:00:00 GMT)

Scientists have some evolutionary hypotheses as to why we hiccup.

Alaskan Sea Otters Become Meal of Choice For Hungry Wolves

(Wed, 25 Jan 2023 17:45:00 GMT)

With the deer population depleted, wolves on a remote Alaskan Island turned to eating sea otters to survive. Now their population is booming.

Gut Bacteria's Role in Anxiety and Depression: It’s Not Just In Your Head

(Wed, 25 Jan 2023 16:20:00 GMT)

Mounting evidence shows that gut bacteria affect mental health. Experts are now testing psychobiotics as as depression, anxiety and other mental health remedies.

Why Lakes Are Important Resources

(Wed, 25 Jan 2023 16:00:00 GMT)

The Great Salt Lake is drying up, and its impact to the environment and economy could be major.

How Winter Storms Become Blizzards

(Wed, 25 Jan 2023 14:00:00 GMT)

Winter storms need at least 35 miles per hour winds and other intense conditions to be considered a blizzard.

Dinosaur Hatchery With 92 Nests And Over 250 Eggs Uncovered In India

(Tue, 24 Jan 2023 19:00:00 GMT)

The recent findings suggest the titanosaur — one of the largest dinosaurs in the world — may have close ties with modern-day crocodiles and birds.

This 2,300-Year-Old Mummy Has a Heart (and Tongue) of Gold

(Tue, 24 Jan 2023 16:15:00 GMT)

A study shows that the Egyptian mummy is adorned with 49 precious amulets, some in the shape of specific body parts.

The World's Only Floating National Park is Under Threat

(Tue, 24 Jan 2023 16:00:00 GMT)

Keibul Lamjao’s unique floating ecosystem is unlike any place on the planet, but a barrage built to harness hydroelectric power is endangering the floating park's future.

What Psilocybin Psychedelic Mushrooms Are Teaching Us About Human Consciousness

(Tue, 24 Jan 2023 15:50:00 GMT)

Psychedelic drugs like psilocybin are being tested to treat mental illness. They're also expanding our understanding about human consciousness.

The Domino Effects of a Global Food Shortage

(Tue, 24 Jan 2023 15:00:00 GMT)

A historic global food shortage means more people than ever are at risk of starvation.

Humans May Have Settled in North America 16,000 Years Ago, Ready to Hunt

(Tue, 24 Jan 2023 14:00:00 GMT)

Projectile points from the Cooper's Ferry site in Idaho help prove that people may have been settled in North America 3,000 years earlier than previously thought.

4 Dragons That Have Entered the Fossil Record

(Tue, 24 Jan 2023 14:00:00 GMT)

Some paleontologists don’t mind leaning into the popularity of dragons, especially if it attracts more interest in and attention to their work.

How Failing Could Actually Help us Succeed

(Mon, 23 Jan 2023 19:00:00 GMT)

Failure — when approached in the right way — can be a valuable development tool.

WiFi Signals Used To "See" People Inside Rooms

(Mon, 23 Jan 2023 18:00:00 GMT)

WiFi sensing could provide a low cost way to monitor vulnerable people at home with greater privacy than cameras. But the technique raises its own set of privacy issues.

What To Do If Your Pet Is Struggling With Anxiety

(Mon, 23 Jan 2023 17:00:00 GMT)

Anxiety might look different for humans compared to our pets, but taking care of their mental health is just as important.

How Dogs Perceive Time

(Mon, 23 Jan 2023 14:00:00 GMT)

Dogs can’t tell us what time means to them — but maybe we can try and understand how dogs perceive the passing of time.

Can Playing Video Games Make You Smarter?

(Sat, 21 Jan 2023 15:00:00 GMT)

Most off-the-shelf video games do little to improve cognitive abilities. But certain well-designed ones can enhance proficiency at skills such as “task switching,” also known as multitasking.

What a Digital Worker Could Mean for the Human Workforce

(Sat, 21 Jan 2023 15:00:00 GMT)

With the rise of artificial intelligence and other technologies, virtual or digital workers may threaten some jobs even as they boost other opportunities.

The Hidden Science Behind Video Games Like The Last of Us

(Fri, 20 Jan 2023 20:10:00 GMT)

From the parasitic fungus in "The Last of Us Part II" to plant genetics in "Animal Crossing: New Horizons," examples of real-life science in gaming might be right under your nose.

The Reason Why 2,000-Year-Old Roman Concrete is Still so Strong

(Fri, 20 Jan 2023 20:00:00 GMT)

The trick to ancient Rome’s sturdiest structures, scientists say, is in the imperfections.