Flotation therapy has been shown to help some sufferers of depression, anxiety and stress, but scientists agree more research is needed for many other advertised claims.
Traffic cops in Katmandu routinely wear industry standard face masks called N95 to protect themselves from the heavily polluted air. UMass Amherst Assistant Professor Rick Peltier said this is a pretty unusual move by law enforcement, but perfect for environmental health scientists looking to study the mask’s effectiveness.
Arkwright follows a renowned writer who dedicates his fortune to creating a starship, in hopes of establishing a human colony on a distant planet.
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Women engineering students were put in mixed gender teams. They felt more relaxed when the ratio between men and women was 50-50, but they spoke up more when women were in the majority.
After September 11th, 2001, social scientists really began to focus on the psychological impact of trauma, and the power of resilience. But long before that horrible event, and certainly since, there have been brutal wars, natural disasters, mass shootings, and bombings — not to mention the chronic stress of poverty, illness, or domestic abuse. An emerging field of science is looking at ways trauma of all sorts gets embedded in the body and brain, and who weathers it best.
There are more than a thousand species of sharks and rays in the world, and nearly a quarter of them are threatened with extinction, according […]