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Male mammoths were good at falling in holes, says new research

Male mammoths were good at falling in holes, says new research

Male mammoths — much like male humans — were clumsy galoots who didn’t look where they walking and fell into holes, researchers have established. Scientists led by Love Dalen of the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm set out to determine the gender of 98 sets of mammoth remains collected from various parts of Siberia. Unexpectedly, they found that ... Read More »

Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain, says new study

Research finding heart stents are often useless stuns cardiologists

A new research has found that inserting stents into arteries of hundreds of thousands of heart patients each year to relieve chest pain may be a waste of time, and its effectiveness might be due only to the “placebo effect.” In the study, 200 patients were either given stents or a placebo surgery as if they were receiving a stent, ... Read More »

Bees can be left or right-handed like humans, says new research

Bees can be left or right-handed like humans, says new study

Scientists at The University of Queensland’s Queensland Brain Institute have discovered that bees can have a preference for left or right – influencing their decisions while they navigate obstacles in flight. Professor Mandyam (Srini) Srinivasan said the study showed that honeybees displayed handedness that varied from individual to individual. “Unlike humans, who are mostly right-handed, some bees display a strong ... Read More »

Scientists discover belt of dust surrounding nearest star

Scientists discover belt of dust surrounding nearest star

Scientists have detected at least one cold dust belt surrounding the closest star to the Sun, Proxima Centauri. The presence of such a feature suggests there might be more than one planet orbiting Proxima. Proxima Centauri is the closest star to the Sun. It is a faint red dwarf lying just four light-years away in the southern constellation of Centaurus ... Read More »

Research reveals women more likely to file for divorce than men

Research reveals women more likely to file for divorce than men

When it comes to marriage, men are more likely to experience tension that builds over time, starting out low and increasing with the years – but, women are more likely to pull the plug. The research, which followed 355 couples over the course of 16 years, found that while wives’ and husbands’ marital tension increased over time, husbands’ tensions increased ... Read More »

Jacob Thompson: Cancer patient celebrates holidays early

Jacob Thompson: Cancer patient celebrates holidays early

Jacob Thompson was diagnosed with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma in February of 2014 when he was just 5 years old. Amazingly, Jacob is now 9 but the family says his time is limited and he won’t be leaving the hospital. Jacob was admitted to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, on 11 October 2017. Considering how little ... Read More »

Noticing nature can increase your happiness, says new research

Noticing nature can increase your happiness, says new study

A new study shows a connection between taking a moment to look at something from the natural environment and personal well-being. A UBC scientist says there’s truth to the idea that spending time outdoors is a direct line to happiness. In fact, Holli-Anne Passmore says if people simply take time to notice the nature around them, it will increase their ... Read More »

NASA: Earth’s ozone hole shrivels to smallest since 1988

NASA: Earth's ozone hole shrivels to smallest since 1988

Measurements from satellites this year showed the hole in Earth’s ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September was the smallest observed since 1988, scientists from NASA and NOAA announced today. According to NASA, the ozone hole reached its peak extent on Sept. 11, covering an area about two and a half times the size of the United States – ... Read More »