Researchers stimulated the reward center of the brain in anorexic women for up to 2 years. Results showed weight gain in anorexic women who starved themselves, and improvements in their mental health.
Sleep provides a lot of health benefits, but scientists are still scratching their heads on how to get people to sleep more. A study on worms found that problems with the kin-29 gene, similar to a sleep gene in humans, was linked to low energy levels, excess fat, and trouble sleeping. Metabolizing body fat helped to promote sleep.
Researchers found that minerals from rocks deposited in karst aquifers during storms comes in two waves.
A study of burned and unburned cigarettes found that water chemistry and microbes living in Mediterranean beach sediments changed after 4 days of exposure to a cigarette filter.
Researchers studying a sulfuric acid cave in Italy are among the first to describe organisms found living in gypsum, an acidic mineral deposit found on the cave walls.
Are there better ways to detect the coronavirus in our body? A small study from China suggests antibody testing as a potentially more accurate method to find the coronavirus, even in people showing no symptoms.
The Cassini spacecraft revealed the atmosphere of Saturn has large regions that don’t cycle to the poles and that the atmosphere is filled with waves that disrupt circulation.
Microbes on Earth have adapted to survive in some pretty extreme locations. The extreme dryness of deserts, high salinity in salt deposits, cold temperatures of glaciers, and even high pressures of the deep ocean don’t stop some life forms. Another READ MORE
Researchers found a hidden selenium cycle tied to manganese oxide minerals made by common soil fungi.
A group of scientists collected samples from some of the initially infected COVID-19 patients to show its similarities to other coronavirus infections in humans and animals, allowing them to track where may have come from.