People who lose a partner to suicide are at increased risk for physical and mental problems including cancer, mood disorders like depression, and even herniated discs.
Early Mars may have had rings like Saturn, and might have them again, according to a new model. The research suggests that debris, pushed into space from an asteroid or other body, slammed into the red planet around 4.3 billion years ago and alternates between becoming a planetary ring and clumping up to form a moon.
Forty years ago, the Hyde Amendment began as a single-sentence prohibition on Medicaid funding for abortion.
The cerebellum—which means “little brain”—is thought to just sit there helping us balance and breathe, like some kind of tiny heating and ventilation system.
A sperm’s tail creates a characteristic rhythm that pushes the sperm forward, but also pulls the head backwards and sideways in a coordinated way, report researchers.
Researchers have an idea to simplify electronic waste recycling: Crush it into nanodust. Specifically, they want to make the particles so small that separating different components is relatively simple compared with processes used to recycle electronic junk now.
A new nanofiber solution creates thin, transparent air filters that offer airflow 2.5 times better than that of conventional air filters.
Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, but workers who are highly trained may actually be at more risk for making errors if they are interrupted.
Under the right ecological conditions, some of our close primate relatives can lead surprisingly long lives in the wild, according to a 20-year demographic study of a large chimpanzee community in Uganda’s Kibale National Park.
“Why do I have to learn this?” is a common question among young adults. New research suggests an answer from their peers has more weight than one from their teachers.
Dining out frequently can make it harder to control a food budget, new research suggests. People who eat out often tend to underestimate the amount they’d spend over the week and then raise the following week’s budget.
Hawaii’s unique animal and plant diversity has been declining on all but the Big Island for millions of years, long before humans arrived.
The mathematical puzzle called the “moving sofa problem” poses a deceptively simple question: What’s the largest sofa that can pivot around an L-shaped hallway corner?
Too few older adults make end-of-life medical decisions ahead of time—and even when they do identify a loved one to make decisions for them, their wishes may remain unclear.
Scientists wanted to find out: does the adult human subcortex contribute to number processing at all?
Veterans who have drug or alcohol problems are more than twice as likely to die by suicide as those that don’t.
Political polarization is largest for demographic groups in which individuals are least likely to use the internet and social media, new research shows.
The way doctors examine the bladder for tumors or stones is like exploring the contours of a cave with a flashlight.
Lead pipes, despite bans dating back decades, still supply millions of US households with drinking water.
The mosquitoes that spread malaria have a secondary set of odor sensors in their “nose” that seem specifically tuned to detect humans.