Many prescription and over the counter drugs as well as foods that are safe for humans are not safe for pets. This includes pot and CBD.
The placebo effect has become an established reality in medicine. In many cases, providing sugar pills leads to the same results as a real treatment.
Do human beings have a magnetic sense? Biologists know other animals do. They think it helps creatures including bees and birds navigate through the world.
Despite their ubiquity in the animal kingdom, a report warned of a “bugpocalypse”, as surveys indicated that insects are declining at an alarming rate.
Why is my consciousness here, while yours is over there? Why is the universe split in two for each of us, into a subject and an infinity of objects?
It’s now possible to predict how likely an endangered species is to go extinct, with mathematical models acting as windows into the future.
Although the Nobel committee never acknowledged its mistake but the U.S. Department of Energy awarded her the prestigious Fermi Award.
Bees are able to use symbols to perform basic math operations including addition and subtraction, shows new research.
New Caledonian crows can plan out a sequence of three behaviors while using tools in order to solve an intricate problem.
The first lunar base would likely be an unmanned facility run by automated robotics – similar to Amazon warehouses – to ensure that the necessary infrastructures and support systems are fully operational before people arrive.
Have you ever seen a spider with ears? Well, no (that would actually look funny!) That’s because spiders use hairs on their legs to listen!
2019 will be a big year for all things related to space; a suggestion borne out by developments at the International Astronautical Federation’s International Astronautical Congress. The event is held each year during the first week of October to commemorate the launch of Sputnik on 4 October 1957.
Radioactive carbon used in radiocarbon dating is carbon that is radioactive. Since it is active, it is unstable, and therefore tends toward stability. This is common in nature; for example, if you hold an object at a certain height, it has the potential to fall, the potential energy that is.
The story of how the 15th element on the periodic table was discovered stands as one of the great accidents of human endeavor.
Apollo 8 is the space mission for the humanities. This was the moment in which humanity realized a dream conceived in our cultural imagination.
Nuclear science strives to develop new techniques for discovering new isotopes, understanding their properties, and eventually harvesting them efficiently.
Noise pollution from wind turbines should be measured during environmental impact assessments to ensure effects on the surrounding wildlife are minimized.
The world’s biggest diamond company, De Beers, announced it will start selling synthetic diamond gemstones for the first time in its 130-year history.
Nothing in the formulation of quantum mechanics that mandates that it should apply only to the very small, and not to the human scale.
While economists generally oppose government intervention in a “free market,” the current situation cries out for change.
Spiders use silk to fly for miles. Using a peculiar breathtaking way, they are able to ride the wind and travel across oceans.
Virtual reality offers cheap emotions; whereas real experiences connect us to the deeds of past people and place us in contexts where history was made.
The WHO recommends breastfeeding babies for the first six months of life. Unfortunately, only about a quarter of American babies meet that guideline.
Picked up by fiction writers such as Dan Brown, many people think of antimatter as a theoretical idea – unaware that it is actually produced every day.
It’s not clear whether the quantum speed limit is so high it’s unattainable – like the car that will never even get close to the speed of light.
Scientists are now desperate for their calculations of the future to fail and to provide guidance on what we should be doing to make the next intellectual leap.
“What’s the best free throw?” Should the shooter aim towards the front of the hoop or the back? Does it depend on whether the shooter is short or tall?
Starting from March 1st 2018, the Swiss government banned the common practice of boiling lobsters alive. They “will now have to be stunned before they are put to death” as stated in the government order.
PHILIPPINES SUSPENDS DENGUE VACCINE BECAUSE OF HEALTH RISKS The Philippines decided to suspend its dengue immunization program because the used vaccine poses health risks in people who were not previously infected. The decision comes after
Dr. Renu S Persaud is an award-winning Canadian professor of social sciences. Her new book The Mastery of You is expected to be released on October 15, 2017.
a new study states that using acetaminophen during pregnancy could restrain masculinity and lead to a flaccid sex drive during adult life.
It seems that peeing in the pool has become commonplace, which makes that clean swimming pool smell actually bad for your health.
There are about 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe. This is the best estimate that can be asserted based on today’s technology. However, scientists expect the numbers to grow bigger as the telescope technology gets
Google XPrize contest aimed to encourage startups to develop affordable moon mining technology. Such a technology would have huge economic implications.
Press release All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020 Europe makes a definitive choice for open access by 2020 27 May 2016 All scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible as of 2020.
Carbon dioxide has been the epicenter of the pollution and climate change controversy for decades. Several international summits witnessed tough negotiations aiming to reduce its emissions. The latest was the so acclaimed Paris Agreement of December 2015.
The relaxing effect of the forest air is a common experience for humanity all over the world. But in Japan the matter is deeply rooted in the national traditions. It is also taken very seriously by the scientific community.
The famous case of Reinhart and Rogoff in 2013 marked the start of a wave of replication assessments to research papers in various disciplines. Recently, the Federal Reserve took part of this trend and published a paper called: Is Economics Research Replicable? Sixty Published Papers from Thirteen Journals Say ”Usually Not”.