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Cracking the Mystery of the Shape of Eggs

he eggs laid by birds come in an astonishing variety of shapes: ellipses in hummingbirds, spheres in owls, pointy ovoids in shorebirds and almost everything in between. Avian egg shape has fascinated humans for millennia – [...]

Antioxidant May Slow Symptoms of Aging in Skin

New work from the University of Maryland suggests that a common, inexpensive and safe chemical could slow the aging of human skin. The researchers found evidence that the chemical–an antioxidant called methylene blue–could slow or reverse [...]

When students pay attention in class, their brains are in sync

When people in a group are more engaged with each other and with the world around them, their brainwaves show remarkably similar patterns. That’s the conclusion of researchers who used portable EEG to simultaneously record brain [...]

Older adults embracing ‘living apart together’

Since 1990, the divorce rate among adults 50 years and older has doubled. This trend, along with longer life expectancy, has resulted in many adults forming new partnerships later in life. A new phenomenon called ‘Living [...]

Researchers Create 3-D Beating Heart

Matters of the heart can be complicated, but York University scientists have found a way to create 3D heart tissue that beats in synchronized harmony, like a heart in love, that will lead to better understanding [...]

Study tallies extra calories Americans consume in their coffee, tea

More than 160 million people in the U.S. drink coffee or tea on a regular basis, and many of them use sugar, cream, flavored syrups or other calorie-laden additives in their drinks of choice. A new [...]

Marijuana May Weaken the Heart

Active marijuana use may double the risk of stress cardiomyopathy, an uncommon heart muscle malfunction that can mimic heart attack symptoms, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016. The researchers found [...]

2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Named Consumers Digest Automotive Best Buy

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been named an Automotive Best Buy by Consumers Digest, a trusted source for recommendations among consumers. For decades, Consumers Digest has been evaluating, rating and recommending vehicles. The vehicles that [...]

Seven substances added to Report on Carcinogens

Today’s release of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 14th Report on Carcinogens includes seven newly reviewed substances, bringing the cumulative total to 248 listings. The chemical trichloroethylene (TCE), and the metallic element cobalt [...]

Top 3 Ways to Stay Safe on Halloween

Each year, Nationwide publishes helpful tips to keep kids safe for Halloween as part of their Make Safe Happen® program.  Parents are encouraged to read this year’s Halloween safety guide, which includes these tips and more: 1. [...]