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What Time Should Your Kids Go to Bed?

Every parent knows the vital importance of good sleep—for us, yes, but especially for our kids. Adults don’t like to be exhausted but we can, for the most part, power through our day on less-than-adequate sleep. Our kids, however, cannot. Their growing bodies rely on good sleep for their mental and physical health,…Read more...
Tags: Harvey Karp, Bedtime Stories, Sleep, The American Academy Of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Deprivation, Biology, Branches Of Biology, Infant, Neurophysiology, Amelia Bedelia


How Sore Is Too Sore When Working Out?

It’s normal to feel sore after your first day of a new workout, but maybe you’ve heard horror stories of people who ended up in the hospital after they destroyed themselves with a super intense workout. Chances are, your soreness is normal, but here’s how to know. Read more...
Tags: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, Health Medical Pharma, Weakness, Clinical Medicine, Physical Exercise, Rhabdomyolysis, Stretching, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Exercise Physiology, Neurological Disorders


Why You Shouldn't Expect Chlorophyll Water to Help Treat Your Acne

Chlorophyll water is a booming trend on TikTok, with influencers lifting a green glass to the camera while showing off their acne-free skin. But there’s no science to back up the claims that it’s uniquely good for skin.Read more...
Tags: Acne, Chlorophyll, Tetrapyrroles, Plant Physiology, Photosynthetic Pigments, Dermatologist Hadley King, Acneiform Eruptions, Green, Hadley King, Biology, Photosynthesis, Branches Of Biology


21-Year-Old Man Nearly Dies of Heart Failure After Drinking Four Energy Drinks a Day

A young man’s years of heavy energy drink consumption nearly killed him, doctors in the UK say. In a new report this week, they detail how the man developed heart failure likely linked to his habit of drinking four energy drinks a day for two years straight. Though he was admitted to the intensive care unit as a…Read more...
Tags: Drinks, UK, Science, Anatomy, Heart, Caffeine, Stimulant, Heart Failure, Andrew, Silva, Kidney Failure, Energy Drink, Heart Diseases, Branches Of Biology, Health Medical Pharma, Psychoactive Drugs


Chimeric Human-Monkey Embryos Kept Alive for a Record 19 Days

Building on previous experiments, an international team of scientists has created chimeric human-monkey embryos, which were kept alive for nearly three weeks. The breakthrough could lead to new ways of testing drugs and generating organs for transplant, but this line of research is raising some ethical concerns.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Cloning, Stem Cell, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Chimera, Jeremy Bentham, Embryo, Developmental Biology, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Genetically Modified Organism, Branches Of Biology, Induced Stem Cells, Health Medical Pharma, Weizhi Ji


Does Vitamin C Actually Help When You're Sick?

Vitamin C holds an almost legendary status among drugstore supplements. It’s common to take a few tablets when we’re worried about getting sick or mix up a glass of Emergen-C at the first sign of a cold. It’s nice to imagine it as a cure-all, but reality doesn’t quite match up with our hopes. Read more...
Tags: Nutrition, Dietary Supplements, Chemistry, Lifehacks, Vitamin C, Linus Pauling, Vitamin, Physical Sciences, Branches Of Biology, Health Medical Pharma, Biomolecules, Emergen C, Orthomolecular Medicine, Vitamin C Megadosage


Paleontologists Describe 'Monkeydactyl,' a Pterosaur That May Have Had an Opposable Thumb

A pterosaur with a 3-foot wingspan clambered around trees using claws and an opposable thumb some 160 million years ago in what is now Liaoning, China, according to a study published today in Current Biology. It’s the first pterosaur and oldest known animal to appear to have this trait.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Darwin, Paleontology, Kevin Padian, Evolutionary Biology, Pterosaur, Liaoning China, Thumb, Branches Of Biology, Darwinopterus, Xuanyu Zhou, K Antipollicatus, Fion Waisum Ma, Forelimb, Monkeydactyl


Should You Use a White Noise Machine to Get Your Baby to Sleep?

Sleep is top of mind for most new parents. They’re not always going to be able to sleep when the baby sleeps, what with all the bottles that need to be cleaned and the laundry that needs to be done, but if they ever want to rest, the baby needs to rest quite a bit, too. Some babies get into a nice, regular sleep…Read more...
Tags: Sleep, Articles, Noise, Lifehacks, Infant, Acoustics, Healthline, White Noise Machine, Audiology, Branches Of Biology, Classical Mechanics, Sleep In Non Human Animals, Infancy, Infant Sleep Training


How AI Could Upgrade Brain Stimulation Therapies

The human brain, just like whatever you’re reading this on, uses electricity to function. Neurons are constantly sending and receiving electrical signals. Everyone’s brain works a bit differently, and scientists are now getting closer to establishing how electrical activity is functioning in individual patients’…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Neuroscience, Major Depressive Disorder, Neurotechnology, Brain Stimulation, Neurostimulation, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Thor Benson, Branches Of Biology, Health Medical Pharma, Electrotherapy, Neuromodulation, Maryam Shanechi, Magnetic Seizure Therapy


How to Pick a Houseplant That Will Survive in Your Kitchen

If your living spaces are already full of plants, you may be looking at adding some greenery to other rooms in your home—including the kitchen. And, like any other room in your home, your kitchen has its own microclimate, thanks to the amount of sunlight it gets, the access to fresh air, humidity levels, and the…Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Plants, Lifehacks, Sears, Interior Design, Snake, Human Interest, Organisms, Houseplant, Branches Of Biology, Plant Morphology, Hospitality Recreation, Succulent Plant, Cori Sears


Peter Thiel-Backed Psychedelics Firm Buys Majority of Brain-Control Interface Firm

ATAI Life Sciences, a biosciences company backed by venture capitalist and freedom-loving billionaire Peter Thiel that specializes in experimental treatment of mental disorders with psychedelic drugs, has bought out a majority stake in a company working to meld the mind with machines.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Peter Thiel, Hallucinations, Mind Control, Pong, Johns Hopkins, Gawker Media, Musk, Thiel Capital, Andrew Jackson, Businesspeople, David Keene, Neuralink, Christian Angermayer, Atai Life Sciences


Chronic Stuffy Nose Linked to Changes in Brain Activity, Study Finds

Your always-congested sinuses might be a harbinger of more trouble down the road, new research out Friday suggests. The small study found evidence of a link between chronic sinus inflammation and altered, possibly harmful brain activity. The findings don’t necessarily prove that the two things are directly connected,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anatomy, Inflammation, Clinical Medicine, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Sinus, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Arie Jafari, Depression And Immune Function


Chronic Sinus Inflammation Linked to Changed Brain Activity, Study Finds

Your always-congested sinuses might be a harbinger of more trouble down the road, new research out Friday suggests. The small study found evidence of a link between chronic sinus inflammation and altered, possibly harmful brain activity. The findings don’t necessarily prove that the two things are directly connected,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anatomy, Inflammation, Clinical Medicine, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Sinus, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Arie Jafari, Depression And Immune Function


Scientists Dive Into Axolotl Genome, Looking for Secrets to Regeneration

Its adorableness aside, the Mexican axolotl is a salamander of particular interest to scientists. On the molecular level, the animal seems to have a cheat code for life: It can regenerate its limbs and vital organs, an ability researchers are desperate to better understand for medical applications.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Genome, Genomics, Regeneration, Salamander, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Organisms, Elly Tanaka, Human Genome, Jeramiah Smith, Axolotl, Branches Of Biology, Genetic Mapping


There's Now a Tiny Washing Machine to Clean Your Wax-Encrusted Earbuds

If you’re ashamed to take your earbuds out of your ears in public because of what might be caked inside them and yet too disgusted to clean them at home, you better believe there’s a Kickstarter product to solve that. Imagine a washing machine miniaturized to sit on a desk that cleans earbuds instead of clothing.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Equipment, Ear, Washing Machine, Earbuds, Washer, Earwax, Branches Of Biology, Manufactured Goods


Early Humans Were Walking Around With Ape-Like Brains, Study Finds

Humans can be distinguished from other apes in many ways, such as our general hairlessness, our upright bipedalism, and, of course, our powerful brains. But it turns out that our cognitive ability didn’t evolve as early as previously thought, according to new research by an international team of researchers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Human, Homo, APE, Human Evolution, Pleistocene, Archaic Humans, Dmanisi, Amélie Beaudet, Branches Of Biology, Hominidae, Early Modern Human, Christoph Zollikofer, Evolution Of The Brain, Marcia Ponce De


This Highly-Absorbent Nasal Swab Means Uncomfortable Covid-19 Tests Are Over Faster

Anyone who’s had a covid-19 test requiring a nasal swab knows it’s not the most pleasant experience. Part of the problem is that the swab has to be left in place for 10-15 seconds to ensure an adequate sample is absorbed. But a company born from 3D printing research at MIT says it’s created a new type of swab that’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mit, 3d Printing, Nervous System, Nose, OU, Branches Of Biology, Covid 19 Testing, Organ Systems, Technology Internet, Nasal Cavity, Sensory Organs, Instaswab, Opt Industries


Researchers Say Their 'Brain Glue' Could Someday Help People With Severe Brain Injuries

Scientists say they’re one step closer to showing that their experimental hydrogel technology—more plainly known as “brain glue”—can help people with traumatic brain injuries. In a recent study, they found that their brain glue helped prevent long-term damage and tissue loss in the injured brains of rats, while also…Read more...
Tags: Science, Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Damage, Lohitash Karumbaiah, Clinical Medicine, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Neurotrauma, Health Medical Pharma


How to Grow Ginger at Home

Ginger is one of those ingredients that you don’t have to worry about buying too much of when it’s required for a recipe. With so many uses—including ginger syrup, flavored oil, salad dressing and tea, to name but a few—leftovers are always welcome.Read more...
Tags: Environment, Plants, Botany, Lifehacks, Spices, Ginger, Mulch, Rhizome, Branches Of Biology, Hospitality Recreation, Zingiber, Savannah Sher


Stop Doomscrolling and Read a Book Before Bed Instead With 19% off a Reading Pillow

ZOEMO Bed Rest Reading Pillow | $72 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Bed, Behavior, Lifehacks, Pillow, Health Sciences, Furnishings, Doomscrolling, Branches Of Biology


Got Under-Eye Bags? Here Are Some Great Products To Help

Top Product: La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes | $43 | DermstoreRead more...
Tags: Anatomy, Rosewater, Lifehacks, Skin Care, Caffeine, Eye, Tula, Cosmetics, Shiseido, Puffer, Puff, Branches Of Biology, Organ Systems, Benefiance, Periorbital Dark Circles, Periorbital Puffiness


Know Your Right Pillow Type Based on These Sleep Habits

Sleep allows your body to recharge, recover, and fend off diseases like heart disease and diabetes. It can be a struggle to get good sleep (both pre-pandemic and still now), and for many of us, one of the biggest struggles is finding the right pillow. I’ve spent countless amounts of money on pillows thinking I found…Read more...
Tags: Sleep Disorders, Lifehacks, Pillows, Matthew, Rourke, Sleep Apnea, Furnishings, Branches Of Biology, Health Medical Pharma, Orthopedic Pillow


A Rare Antelope Is Photographed Alive in the Wild for the First Time

A recent camera trap survey in a Togolese nature reserve has turned up the first-ever images of a live Walter’s duiker, a petite African antelope species, in the wild. The traps also caught aardvarks and a mongoose species, neither of which had previously been reported in Togo. The team’s findings were published this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Togo, Walter, Natural Environment, Antelope, Neil, David Macdonald, Environmental Conservation, WildCRU, Duiker, Bushmeat, Branches Of Biology, Walter Duiker, Bovidae, Wildlife Of Togo


This Is Why Stress Makes Your Hair Fall Out

Scientists at Harvard University say they might have figured out how stress can cause us to lose our hair. In mice, they found evidence that a major hormone linked to stress made it harder for hair follicles to regenerate. The findings could very well lead to more effective treatments for hair loss someday, though…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anatomy, Harvard University, Hair, CHOI, Hair Loss, Long Hair, Ya Chieh Hsu, Human Hair, Branches Of Biology, Organ Systems, Health Medical Pharma, Human Hair Growth, Hair Follicle, Hair Diseases, G0 Phase


Narwhal Tusks Show How Climate Change and Pollution Are Reshaping the Arctic

There’s no question that we’re messing up the oceans big time. But shocking new research shows the world’s addiction to fossil fuels is changing the bodies of big ocean predators like narwhals. A study published this month in Current Biology uses narwhal tusks to examine how the animals store mercury over time,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Sea, Arctic, Unicorns, Mercury, Tusk, Whale, Mammals, Physical Sciences, Narwhal, Branches Of Biology, Disaster Accident, Monodontidae, Jean Pierre Desforges


A Dementia-Like Illness Has Sickened Over 40 People in Canada

Doctors in Canada are puzzled over a cluster of people coming down with a dementia-like brain disorder with no known diagnosis. Over the past half-decade, dozens of residents in New Brunswick are thought to have developed the condition, which includes symptoms such as memory loss, behavioral changes, and…Read more...
Tags: Medical Terminology, Science, Medicine, Canada, New Brunswick, Disease, Dementia, Brian Cashman, Neurological Disorders, Amyloidosis, Branches Of Biology, Health Medical Pharma, Psychiatric Diagnosis, Aging Associated Diseases, Central Nervous System Disease, Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies


Airborne DNA Could Help Scientists Find Elusive Animals

A UK-based team says they were able to pull genetic material from the air and correctly identify the species it belonged to, an exciting leap for the field of environmental DNA. The technique of sampling an environment for DNA to figure out what organisms inhabit it, known as environmental DNA or eDNA, is regularly…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, Dna, Environment, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Naked Mole Rat, DNA sequencing, environmental DNA, Branches Of Biology, Elizabeth Clare, Measurement Of Biodiversity


How Often Should You Clean Your Sheets, Really?

You’re probably not washing your sheets as often as you should. A survey done by the Mattress Advisor found that, on average, people will wait about 24 days before changing them—and the number was even higher for pillowcases. Here’s how often you should be washing your linens, and why.Read more...
Tags: Home, Washing, Hygiene, Lifehacks, Pillow, All, Bedding, Human Interest, Mattress, Dander, Furnishings, Branches Of Biology, Bed Sheet, Euthenics, Jason Tetro


Why You Shouldn't Worry About Your 'Gut Health'

Our digestive system is a hugely important part of our bodies, and its health is rightly important to us. Without good gut health, we might be in pain, or suffer embarrassing symptoms, or worse. But it does not follow that we need to load up on foods or products that promise to improve our gut health.Read more...
Tags: Food, Articles, Lifehacks, Microbiome, Environmental Microbiology, Probiotic, Microbiomes, Gut Microbiota, Digestive System, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Bacteriology, Health Medical Pharma, Firmicutes, Heidi Staudacher, Amy Loughman