East Asians and Westerners view handshakes differently, new research finds. Credit: Graphic by Julie McMahon Westerners view handshaking more positively than do East Asians, researchers report in a new study. Western men also rate handshakes initiated by men and women differently,...
This map shows the concentration of fine particulate matter due to excess NOx emissions from diesel cars, vans and light commercial vehicles across Europe. Blue colors indicate low concentrations, orange and red indicates high extra pollution. Unit: microgram PM2.5...
Kowal studied the direct and chronic effects of cannabis on dopamine-related functions, such as creative thinking and the ability to recognize one's own mistakes. Credit: © ShutterDivision / Fotolia Regular users of cannabis are less aware of their own mistakes, and...
These findings are notable because they diverge from the predominant narrative in divorce literature, which suggests that the offspring of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced themselves because they see their parents struggling to manage conflict or...
E-cigarettes can contain nicotine but not many of the harmful substances produced by smoking tobacco, such as tar or carbon monoxide. These products work through an inhalation-activated system that heats a solution to create an inhalable aerosol, often known...
Professor Chad Jensen and grad student Kara Duraccio published research showing what helped heavy teens succeed in their weight loss goals. Credit: Image courtesy of Brigham Young University Most heavy teens' attempts to lose weight don't work, but a new study...
Drinking four cups of coffee each day can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people, new research suggests. Credit: © dubova / Fotolia Higher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of death, according to research...
A comparison of 2 different fitness routines shows that both can have an anti-aging effect on the brain in the elderly, but only dancing gives rise to a measurable difference in behavior. Credit: © aletia2011 / Fotolia As we...
New research sheds light on how obesity increases the risk of cancer. Credit: © hin255 / Fotolia It's been well established that obesity is a contributor to cancer risk, but how it actually causes cancer is still a question...
Babies only hours old are able to differentiate between sounds from their native language and a foreign language, scientists have discovered. The study indicates that babies begin absorbing language while still in the womb, earlier than previously thought. Credit: ©...
Low-calorie diets can extend longevity, but new research is the first to show that calorie restriction influences the body’s circadian rhythms’ involvement with the aging process in cells. Credit: © photka / Fotolia cientists studying how aging affects the biological clock's...