Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sat, 04/04/2015 - 13:28
According to a new study, fast food helps in recovering from depleted nutrients after a workout like foods marketed as post-exercise meals do.
Researchers at the University of Montana conducted the study that published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise. For the study, 11 male recreational athletes did a challenging 90-minute workout on a stationary bike and they had a four-hour rest period.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:07
A new study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University has found that surprises could help babies in learning more about the world. The study showed that all babies are born with some natural smartness, but young children learn when they experience something unexpected.
Cognitive psychologists Aimee E. Stahl and Lisa Feigenson found in the study that youngsters learn more about the world their intelligence is challenged. The study has been published in the journal Science.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:58
Researchers conducted a study on the diet of urban ants. Clint Penick, a postdoctoral researcher at North Carolina State University, travelled to Broadway to collect specimens.
Penick was trying to find out whether city ants, like their human counterparts, were eating a junk food-heavy diet. The answer came out to be yes, as some of them are, finds the study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:50
A latest study has suggested that plants with caffeine and nicotine components can help bees fight infestations. The human vices like nicotine and coffee are normally toxic to our tiny pollinator friends, but some bird species consume poisons intentionally in order to eradicate intestinal parasites.
These toxics in small concentrations could indeed help in the protection of hives from Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD. In 2006, CCD was initially identified as the primary cause of US striking honeybee mass deaths.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:10
A research from an international coalition of ape researchers, published today in the journal Nature, suggests that violence is a natural part of chimpanzee behavior.
They kill each other to eliminate rivals and gain better access to territory, mates, food or other resources. It was concluded that this aggression or violent behavior is not a result of human actions and interference. Killing each other is simply a natural way for their communities to survive and develop.
Submitted by Mariela Koleva on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:15
Access to Ernest Hemingway's fishing logs could be opened for researchers through a trip to Cuba by his grandsons, hope scientists. The author's fishing logs are believed to be a big chamber of significant information about the state of deep-water species before they were diminished by overfishing.
A five-day mission to the island was kicked off by Patrick and John Hemingway on Monday, aimed at helping improve US-Cuba ties and getting a permit for researchers to study the aging documents.