A therapy that involves, in part, teaching people how to accept feelings of discomfort may help patients shed more pounds.
Apple “thrilled” to partner with Aetna and turn devices into medical hubs.
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A vaccine against the common cold may be possible, new research in mice and monkeys suggests.
Recording how many fish are caught is one important requirement to measure the well-being of a fish stock -- if scientists know the number of fish taken from the ocean, they can adjust management of that fishery to keep it from being overfished. Show More Summary
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill six years ago caused widespread marsh erosion that may be permanent in some places, according to a new analysis of 270 miles of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coasts. At the hardest-hit of 103Show More Summary
Thin-film technologies can dramatically reduce the cost of next-generation solar modules, say scientists. Whereas their production cost is low, it is in particular the combination of complementary absorber materials in a tandem solar module that increases the power conversion efficiency. Show More Summary
Scientists have examined if bias with single-blind peer review might be greatest in the setting of author or institutional prestige. The authors found that reviewers were more likely to recommend acceptance when the prestigious authors'...Show More Summary
Recent rises in levels of methane in our atmosphere is being driven by biological sources, such as swamp gas, cow burps, or rice fields, rather than fossil fuel emissions, new research suggests.
Temperament isn't quite the same thing as personality.
Women make up a smaller and smaller fraction of those with high incomes, the closer you get to the top. Women have been increasing their representation in the top 10 per cent, but progress has been much less at the very top 0.1 per cent. Show More Summary
Traffic noise reduces the foraging efficiency of wild owls by up to 89 percent, a team of researchers has found. The team's world-first study examined how different levels of such noise affect the hunting efficiency of these nocturnal predators, which employ a keen auditory sense to locate prey in the darkness.
A new study finds strong associations between sustained exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function in relatively young individuals.
A team of scientists studying solar cells made from cadmium telluride, a promising alternative to silicon, has discovered that microscopic "fault lines" within and between crystals of the material act as conductive pathways that ease the flow of electric current. Show More Summary
To keep up with the evolving needs of our nation’s health and health care system, a series of papers recommends restructuring the U.S. health care system in ways that will support more efficient, targeted health care delivery.
Outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Zika increasingly threaten global public health. Scientists expect five such new diseases to emerge each year. To find out whether our interaction with the environment is somehow responsible,Show More Summary
I-Corps offers researchers unique opportunities to learn how to turn discoveries into new technologies and to participate in the national innovation ecosystem. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item.
The entrepreneur said it would take 40 to 100 years to create a self-sustaining society
Some dinosaurs that had bony protrusions on their skulls — such as horns, crests and knobs — evolved into giant dinosaurs 20 times faster than their relatives without skull ornaments did, a new study finds.
Carbon dioxide just hit its annual minimum at Mauna Loa Observatory and failed to dip below 400 ppm.