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Physical activity helps older brains

Physical activity in midlife seems to protect from dementia in old age, according to a study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland....

Pine forest smell helps keep planet cool

Pine forests are especially magical places for atmospheric chemists. Coniferous trees give off pine-scented vapors that form particles, very quickly and seemingly out of...

How emotions are mapped in the body

Researchers from Aalto University have revealed how emotions are experienced in the body. Emotions adjust our mental and also bodily states to cope with the...

Spatial, written language skills predict math competence

Early math skills are emerging as important to later academic achievement. As many countries seek to strengthen their workforces in the STEM (science, technology, engineering,...

Physical activity in parks can be boosted by modest marketing

Modest increases in marketing and outreach to local communities can increase the amount of physical activity that occurs in parks, providing a cost-effective way...

Gas flaring and household stoves speed Arctic thaw

Gas flaring by the oil industry and smoke from residential burning contributes more black carbon pollution to Arctic than previously thought—potentially speeding the melting...

A hypnotic suggestion can generate true and automatic hallucinations

A multidisciplinary group of researchers from Finland (University of Turku and University of Helsinki) and Sweden (University of Skövde) has now found evidence that...

Disruption to the gene TOP3B increases susceptibility to schizophrenia and a...

A team of researchers have shown that schizophrenia and a disorder associated with autism and learning difficulties share a common biological pathway. This is...

Costly intervention program has no measurable effect on early retirement

Most of us would agree that prevention is better than cure. But new results out in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation, published by SAGE, indicate that a costly intervention programme designed to reduce early ...

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