Why are we so afraid to leave children alone?

Leaving a child unattended is considered taboo in today’s intensive parenting atmosphere, despite evidence that American children are safer than ever. So why are parents denying their children the same freedom and independence that they themselves enjoyed as children?...

Nanofur for oil spill cleanup

Some water ferns can absorb large volumes of oil within a short time, because their leaves are strongly water-repellent and, at the same time, highly oil-absorbing. Researchers of KIT, together with colleagues of Bonn University, have found that the oil-binding...

Music at work increases cooperation, teamwork

From casual acoustic melodies at the coffee shop to throbbing electronic beats at teen clothing outlets, music is used to mold customer experience and behavior. But what impact does it have on employees? Cornell University researchers explored this question in a pair...

Drinking green tea to prevent artery explosion

Japan’s favorite beverage might be offering more than just a relaxing tea break. According to new research, green tea could prevent a deadly condition in the body’s main artery. A Kyoto University team has found that abdominal aortic aneurysm — a...

Stem cell therapy heals injured mouse brain

Scientists and clinicians have long dreamed of helping the injured brain repair itself by creating new neurons, and an innovative NIH-funded study published today in Nature Medicine may bring this goal much closer to reality. A team of researchers has developed a...

New clues found to how ‘cruise-ship’ virus gets inside cells

Norovirus is the most common viral cause of diarrhea worldwide, but scientists still know little about how it infects people and causes disease. Research has been hindered by an inability to grow the virus in the lab. Now, researchers at Washington University School...

Astronomers identify a young heavyweight star in the Milky Way

Astronomers have identified a young star, located almost 11,000 light years away, which could help us understand how the most massive stars in the Universe are formed. This young star, already more than 30 times the mass of our Sun, is still in the process of...

New microchip demonstrates efficiency and scalable design

Princeton University researchers have built a new computer chip that promises to boost performance of data centers that lie at the core of online services from email to social media. Data centers – essentially giant warehouses packed with computer servers...

Children should eat less than 25 grams of added sugars daily

Children ages 2 to 18 should eat or drink less than six teaspoons of added sugars daily, according to the scientific statement recommending a specific limit on added sugars for children, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Six teaspoons of...

Light and matter merge in quantum coupling

Where light and matter intersect, the world illuminates. Where light and matter interact so strongly that they become one, they illuminate a world of new physics, according to Rice University scientists. Rice physicists are closing in on a way to create a new...

Biotech one step closer to bowel disease treatment

University of Queensland spin-out biotech company Protagonist Therapeutics Inc is a step closer to developing a new drug that would benefit millions of people worldwide. The company is headquartered in California with research operations at UQ’s Institute for...

Keep Reading

Older Entries

Pin It on Pinterest

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.