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Alzheimer’s much larger cause of death than reported

A new study suggests that Alzheimer's disease may contribute to close to as many deaths in the United States as heart disease or cancer....

New fins evolve repeatedly in teleost fishes

Though present in more than 6,000 living species of fish, the adipose fin, a small appendage that lies between the dorsal fin and tail,...

Copycats pave the way to problem-solving success

It is often better to be surrounded by copycats than innovators, according to a new Indiana University study. By creating a virtual problem landscape, IU...

Oh thank god: Beatboxing poses little risk of injury to voice

You might think that beatboxing, with its harsh, high-energy percussive sounds, would be harder on the voice than the sweet song of a soprano....

Emerald ash borer may have met its match

Woodpeckers find emerald ash borers a handy food source and may slow the spread of this noxious pest, even ultimately controlling it, suggest researchers...

Mind over matter – or mind over body – can give...

“Move it. Feel it. Don’t give up!” You can coach yourself through the burn with your own pep talk. Exercising is hard, but tell yourself...

‘Cupcake bans’ rare, but may reduce overexposure to sugary treats

Nearly 1 in 3 American children are overweight or obese, but sugary sweets are often on the menu at elementary school classroom parties. But schools...

Life purpose buffers negative moods triggered by diversity

Being in the minority in an ethnically diverse crowd is distressing, regardless of your ethnicity, unless you have a sense of purpose in life,...

Is war really disappearing? A new analysis suggests not

While some researchers have claimed that war between nations is in decline, a new analysis suggests we shouldn't be too quick to celebrate a...

Soy does not reduce recurrence of prostate cancer

Adding soy to a diet does not reduce the recurrence of prostate cancer after prostatectomy, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study. The...

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