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Couples, pay attention to your relationship work ethic

Is a date with your partner as important to you as a meeting at work? A University of Illinois study recommends that couples develop...

Plastic shopping bags make a fine diesel fuel

Plastic shopping bags, an abundant source of litter on land and at sea, can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum...

Virtual avatars may impact real-world behavior

How you represent yourself in the virtual world of video games may affect how you behave toward others in the real world, according to...

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....

‘4D-printed’ materials will adapt to stimuli

Imagine an automobile coating that changes its structure to adapt to a humid environment or a salt-covered road, better protecting the car from corrosion....

Why do haters have to hate? Newly identified personality trait holds...

New research has uncovered the reason why some people seem to dislike everything while others seem to like everything. Apparently, it's all part of...

Scientists put cancer-fighting power back into frozen broccoli

There was bad news, then good news from University of Illinois broccoli researchers this month. In the first study, they learned that frozen broccoli...

Personal well-being is linked to national satisfaction, especially when times are...

The country where you live can have a big impact on your life. A new study of people from 128 countries finds that the more satisfied people are with their country, the better they feel about their lives -- especially people who have low incomes or ...

Family mealtimes play a role in health of children with asthma

The amount of time families spend eating meals together has been linked to the health and well-being of children and teens, with families who eat together regularly reporting declines in substance abuse, eating disorders, and unhealthy weight in the...

Study links physical activity to political participation

How is going for a jog like voting for president? As far as our brains are concerned, physical activity and political activity are two sides of the same coin. Scientists found that people who live in more active states are also more likely to vote. ...

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