Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies

Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies Many studies have shown the potential for global climate change to cut food supplies. But these studies have, for the most part, ignored...

Replacing coal, oil with natural gas will not help fight global warming, expert argues

Replacing coal, oil with natural gas will not help fight global warming, expert argues Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially...

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production A link between increasing average temperatures in India and a reduction in wheat production has been found by researchers. They have shown that recent...

Diet or exercise? ‘Energy balance’ real key to disease prevention

Diet or exercise? ‘Energy balance’ real key to disease prevention A majority of Americans are overweight or obese, a factor in the rapid rise in common diseases like diabetes, heart disease,...

Steam energy from the sun: New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam

Steam energy from the sun: New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam A new material structure generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and...

Soccer-related facial fractures examined

Soccer-related facial fractures examined Fractures of the nose and other facial bones are a relatively common and potentially serious injury in soccer players, reports a Brazilian study. Through their...

Anti-inflammatory drug can prevent neuron loss in Parkinson’s model

Anti-inflammatory drug can prevent neuron loss in Parkinson’s model An experimental anti-inflammatory drug can protect vulnerable neurons and reduce motor deficits in a rat model of Parkinson’s...

Vulnerability of sharks as collateral damage in commercial fishing shown by study

Vulnerability of sharks as collateral damage in commercial fishing shown by study A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species when captured as unintentional bycatch in...

Why do men prefer nice women? Responsiveness and desire

Why do men prefer nice women? Responsiveness and desire Does responsiveness increase sexual desire in the other person? Do men perceive responsive women as more attractive, and does the same hold true...

Ceremonial PTSD therapies favored by Native American veterans

Ceremonial PTSD therapies favored by Native American veterans Traditional healing therapies are the treatment of choice for many Native American veterans, — half of whom say usual PTSD treatments...

Slow walking speed, memory complaints can predict dementia

Slow walking speed, memory complaints can predict dementia A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test...

Researchers work to save endangered New England cottontail

Researchers work to save endangered New England cottontail Scientists are working to restore New Hampshire and Maine’s only native rabbit after new research based on genetic monitoring has found...

Changes in agriculture increase high river flow rates

Changes in agriculture increase high river flow rates Researchers have examined how changes in rainfall amounts and an increase in the amount of acreage used to grow such crops as corn and soybeans can...

Burn victims avoid hypothermia with practice developed by nurses

Burn victims avoid hypothermia with practice developed by nurses New guidelines to protect burn victims at risk for hypothermia during surgery have been developed by a team of nurses. The warming process...

‘Lost in translation’ issues in Chinese medicine addressed by researchers

‘Lost in translation’ issues in Chinese medicine addressed by researchers Millions of people in the West today utilize traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbs and massage...

Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems

Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, scientists have calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives...

Primary texting bans associated with lower traffic fatalities, study finds

Primary texting bans associated with lower traffic fatalities, study finds States that allow officers to pull over a driver for texting while driving saw fewer deaths than those that use secondary enforcement...

Bothered by hot flashes? Acupuncture might be the answer, analysis suggests

Bothered by hot flashes? Acupuncture might be the answer, analysis suggests A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials indicates that acupuncture can affect the severity and frequency of hot flashes...

Epigenetic changes can drive cancer, study shows

Epigenetic changes can drive cancer, study shows A mouse model has been created providing the first in vivo evidence that epigenetic alterations alone can cause cancer. Epigenetic alterations don’t...

Intensity of hurricanes: New study helps improve predictions of storm intensity

Intensity of hurricanes: New study helps improve predictions of storm intensity While predicting the path of hurricanes has gotten better, little has been done to improve predicting a storm’s intensity....