Interactions through music help people to minimize feelings of prejudice while boosting empathy for others unlike themselves, a researcher has found. Credit: © biker3 / Fotolia Jake Harwood turned his lifelong hobby as a musician into a scholarly question: Could the sharing of music help ease interpersonal relations between people from different backgrounds, such as

Diagnostic sensor applied to the exhaust of a car. Credit: © uleiber / Fotolia An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent U.S. and European emission tests over at least six years before the Environmental Protection Agency put the company on notice in 2015 for violating the Clean Air

The paper calls for GPs to consider a diagnosis of cancer in patients with unexpected thrombocytosis, to increase early diagnosis which can save lives. Credit: © jarun011 / Fotolia Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a large-scale study. Around

A new UT study by Vladimir Dinets shows that some snakes coordinate their hunts to increase their chances of success. He studied the Cuban boa, pictured. Credit: Vladimir Dinets Snakes, although as social as birds and mammals, have long been thought to be solitary hunters and eaters. A new study from the University of Tennessee,

Okefenokee Swamp Wildfire Smoke rises from the wildfire burning across 150,000 acres of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia and Florida. Credit: USFWS The wildfire that has raged across more than 150,000 acres of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia and Florida has sent smoke billowing into the sky as far as the eye can see. Now,

Following social norms can sometimes be costly for individuals if norms require sacrifice for the good of the group. A new study sheds light on the power of norms and the origins of cooperation. Credit: © WavebreakMediaMicro / Fotolia How you dress, talk, eat and even what you allow yourself to feel — these often

Rocky planets are thought to form from giant impacts between planet-size bodies. Impacts with high energy and high angular momentum could form a synestia, a rotating mass of vaporized rock, where outer layers of the vaporized planet are in orbit around the rest of the body. Synestias give new insights into how planets and moons

The report found strong evidence that drinking the equivalent of a small glass of wine or beer a day (about 10 grams alcohol content) increases pre-menopausal breast cancer risk by 5 percent and post-menopausal breast cancer risk by 9 percent. Credit: © petrrgoskov / Fotolia Drinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink

Island peak( Imja Tse) climbing, Everest region, Nepal. Credit: © ykumsri / Fotolia Sherpas have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce, suggests new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The findings could help

Why dieting doesn’t always result in losing weight. Key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce. Credit: © rodimovpavel / Fotolia A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger

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