Therapy provided over the phone lowered symptoms of anxiety and depression among older adults in rural areas with a lack of mental health services, a new study shows. Continue reading
A study published in Science magazine suggested that attitudes toward same-sex marriage were more likely to be changed by face-to-face conversations with gay canvassers over straight ones. But now that study has been redacted, spurring questions about how scientific research is published. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch, who broke the story. Continue reading
The brown coloring in your soda may be linked to increased cancer risk, according to a new study.
Pick a card, any card, says the magician. Though seemingly offered a choice to pick whichever card you want, in a majority of the cases your brain has already fallen right into the magician’s trap.
Around 100,000 years ago, the diversity of large kangaroo species went beyond the grey or red mammal you are most familiar with today. A study released Wednesday in Plos One journal examined the extinct Sthenurine kangaroo family, which researchers now suggest were “hop-less monsters” with rabbit-like faces, some attaining giant proportions.
Turns out dolphins have a certain magnetic quality, and not just figuratively but literally.
A new study published in the journal Naturwissenschaften — The Science of Nature, reveals that the aquatic mammals are attracted to magnets, behaving differently when in proximity to magnetized objects as opposed to any that are demagnitized. Continue reading
A team of researchers at North Carolina State University published a study challenging the idea that home-cooked meals are ultimately “better” for the family as a whole. Continue reading