Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced metabolic syndrome risk among smokers, according to researchers. Smoking is estimated to cause 443,000 deaths each year in the United States, primarily from cancer, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Though it is widely believed that the media objectifies women, women further diminish themselves by constantly comparing their bodies to others'. Regardless of how much time young women devote to viewing television, music videos andShow More Summary
It is troubling that our lives will end. But for some of us it is even more troubling that they are constantly ending. It is not as if we are fully real now and later will not be; it is...
A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may surprisingly protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study.
On 24 Febr 1775, the Massachusetts Provincial Congress’s Committee of Safety and Committee on Supplies voted to procure these items and store them in Concord: 1000 candles; 100 hhds. [hogsheads] salt; a suitable supply of wooden spoons;...Show More Summary
That is the Gennaioli, Ma, and Shleifer paper being presented at the NBER macro conference, pdf here. There are two key points to this paper. First, actual data on the expectations of corporate CFOs have predictive power for investment, even when Tobin’s Q is measured. Second, expectations about future earnings are not rational in the […]
These are the little-studied sea pigs, which do indeed look a bit like swine, if swine had way too many legs. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: Chubby Little ‘Sea Pig’ Tastes More Like Poison Than Bacon appeared first on WIRED.
Researchers have found that successful long-term learning happens after classroom teaching, after the learners have slept on the new material.
Scientists have put forward a blueprint for a purely space-based system to solve the growing problem of space debris. The proposal will be used to detect objects, and a recently developed high-efficiency laser system will be used to track space debris and remove it from orbit.
It seems unnatural that a species could survive without having sex. Yet over the ages, evolution has endowed females of certain species of amphibians, reptiles and fish with the ability to clone themselves, and perpetuate offspring without males. Show More Summary
Precipitation is difficult to represent in global climate models. Although most single-column models can reproduce the observed average precipitation reasonably well, there are significant differences in their details. Scientists evaluated...Show More Summary
This is one of the loveliest fossils I’ve ever seen. They are the bones of a Neanderthal, found in a cave in southern Italy, and although they’ve been calcified by mineral-rich water trickling through the cave where they were found, it’s an almost complete skeleton, with the bones all intact. That’s the grisly part of…
A quantitative assessment of observed and projected environmental changes in the Southern Ocean (SO) with a potential impact on the marine ecosystem shows: (i) large proportions of the SO are and will be affected by one or more climate change processes; areas projected to be affected in the future are larger than areas that are […]
Natural CO2 vents allow study of the effects of climate change on marine organisms on a different scale from laboratory-based studies. This study outlines a preliminary investigation into the suitability of natural CO2 vents near White Island, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand (37°31.19?S, 117°10.85?E) for climate change research by characterising water chemistry from two vent […]
In the coastal zone, biological and biogeochemical processes, influenced by anthropogenic inputs, drive pH variability and contribute to coastal acidification. Spatial patterns of these processes across coastal estuaries are unknown....Show More Summary
The first high-resolution images of a dwarf planet have captured the sun-lit north pole of Ceres
Star Wars isn’t nerd culture alone. It’s mainstream, even establishment, culture. cc: every commentator http://ift.tt/1IlYgph
The countdown to fieldwork has begun in earnest, I’m trying my best to keep my priorities in order despite a trip to Boston (which will be fun), unseasonably warm weather (which has been great), and a few pressing deadlines (which I’m working through). These pressures, however, come with the territory and won’t keep me from… Read More ?
One more reason why happiness is so infectious. » Continue reading: The Weirdest Way People Communicate Their Happiness » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles: The Reason Overwhelming Happiness...Show More Summary