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Alzheimer's disease could be transmissable like prion illness

Study: At-home test can spot early Alzheimer’s

The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE test), which takes less than 15 minutes to complete, is a reliable tool for evaluating cognitive abilities. Findings by...

Marriage Promotion Has Failed to Stem Poverty Among Single Moms

As the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty this month, a new report suggests one recent weapon in the battle has...

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...

Small changes make a face more memorable, without changing overall appearance

Do you have a forgettable face? Many of us go to great lengths to make our faces more memorable, using makeup and hairstyles to...

Mitt Romney’s Face Looks Different to Republicans and Democrats

A new study suggests that political bias can influence how people perceive the facial characteristics of a presidential candidate – even after seeing his...

Can We Turn Unwanted Carbon Dioxide Into Electricity?

Researchers are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide (CO2) underground – and use it as...

How a concussion can lead to depression years later

A head injury can lead immune-system brain cells to go on "high alert" and overreact to later immune challenges by becoming excessively inflammatory –...
Online role playing games hurt marital satisfaction

Teens ‘Eat more, cheat more’ after playing violent video games

Playing violent video games not only increases aggression, it also leads to less self-control and more cheating, a new study finds. Researchers found that teens...

Over 50? You probably prefer negative stories about young people

When given a choice, older people prefer to read negative news, rather than positive news, about young adults, a new study suggests. In fact, older...

An unconventional car: no engine, no transmission, no differential

This car has no engine, no transmission and no differential. It weighs half as much as a conventional car. Each of its four wheels...

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