It is perhaps the world’s most famous painting: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The ambiguous facial expression of Mona Lisa was long thought to be one of the main reasons for its great appeal: Is she happy or sad? Scientists at the Medical Center — University of Freiburg, the Institute of Psychology of the University

According to a new study, Americans who were married or living together had sex 16 fewer times per year in 2010-2014 compared to 2000-2004.Image Credit:Flickr/Cristiano Aguiar While the topic of sex is less taboo than it was a generation ago, that doesn’t necessarily mean people are having more of it. According to a new study

San Francisco State University researchers used an optimized computer program to classify sound into three categories in classroom audio recordings. Credit: San Francisco State University Researchers at San Francisco State University have developed a tool that for the first time can measure the extent to which instructors use innovative teaching methods by analyzing simple audio

A study of the work and sex habits of married employees found that those who prioritized sex at home unknowingly gave themselves a next-day advantage at work.Image Credit:Flickr/Cristiano Aguiar Maintaining a healthy sex life at home boosts employees’ job satisfaction and engagement at the office, underscoring the value of a strong work-life balance, an Oregon

Image credit: Flickr/Jean Henrique Wichinoski People who suffer from depression should participate in yoga and deep (coherent) breathing classes at least twice weekly plus practice at home to receive a significant reduction in their symptoms. The findings, which appear in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, provide preliminary support for the use of yoga-based

While Volkswagen has issued recalls of affected vehicles in both the U.S. and Europe, scientists at MIT and elsewhere have found the excess emissions has already had an impact on public health. The team previously estimated that the excess emissions generated by 482,000 affected vehicles sold in the U.S. will cause approximately 60 premature deaths

Insomnia affects between 10 and 35% of the population worldwide. Image credit: Flickr/Mateus Lunardi Dutra A new study published in Brain indicates that successful treatment for insomnia may not actually require complicated neurofeedback (direct training of brain functions). Rather, it appears patients who simply believe they’re getting neurofeedback training appear to get the same benefits.

Alberto Salleo, associate professor of materials science and engineering, with graduate student Scott Keene characterizing the electrochemical properties of an artificial synapse for neural network computing. They are part of a team that has created the new device. Credit: L.A. Cicero For all the improvements in computer technology over the years, we still struggle to

The researchers’ findings suggest that DNA variations linked to Type 2 diabetes interfere with the ability of Regulatory Factor X to bind to a “runway” of DNA before the start of various genes, and therefore with its ability to do its job in the reading of those genes.Image credit: University of Michigan Why do some

A new study by researchers at King’s College London has found that patients with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of the protective ‘anti-ageing’ hormone, Klotho. The study, published today in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]), suggests that Klotho may play

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