Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:49:00 -0500Red blood cells retain a memory of high-altitude exposure, allowing for faster acclimation next time. But that memory fades within four months. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:43:00 -0500Properly fermented foods deliver probiotics that could help cut disease risk, said a researcher at the annual meeting of the AAAS.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:38:00 -0500In urban Asian areas myopia among teenagers is topping 90 percent—but foresight may be able to bring those numbers way down.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:11:00 -0500Guppies exposed to predators tend to aggregate into smaller, more tightly knit groups, which may allow them to coordinate their predator avoidance strategies. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:27:00 -0500Astronauts’ gray matter is compressed by time in space—except in an area that controls feeling and movement in the legs. Karen Hopkin reports.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:05:00 -0500Researchers and administrators at the CDC dare not utter the words guns or firearms for fear of budget cuts from Congress, according to health policy researcher David Hemenway.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:33:00 -0500Critters living more than six miles below the ocean surface contain high levels of harmful compounds like PCBs and flame retardants. Julia Rosen reports.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:23:00 -0500Researchers have developed a heat sensor that can detect temperature changes of just ten thousandths of a degree Celsius—comparable with the sensitivity of pit vipers. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:33:00 -0500A Pacific Northwest housing boom is encroaching on songbird habitat, forcing the birds to flee their homes—and their mates.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:52:00 -0500A thin film coating can chill a vat of water to 15 degress Fahrenheit cooler than its surroundings, by absorbing—and then emitting—the sun's infrared rays. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 11:32:00 -0500Women rate a man they see with an attractive woman as more desirable than an unattached man. Erika Beras reports.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 11:19:00 -0500The low-oxygen waters of the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico result in smaller shrimp, and a spike in large shrimp prices. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Mon, 6 Feb 2017 18:58:00 -0500The amphibians' saliva is what's known as a "shear-thinning fluid," like ketchup—sometimes thick, sometimes thin and flowing. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Sat, 4 Feb 2017 19:14:00 -0500Charles Platkin, director of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, published tips on what it would take to burn off the calories we typically consume during the Super Bowl
Thu, 2 Feb 2017 16:34:00 -0500Arctic heat waves melt sea ice, which promotes more warming and even more ice loss. In other words, it’s a snowball effect—or in this case, an anti-snowball effect. Julia Rosen reports.