Professor Refutes Groupthink, Proving That Wisdom of Crowds Can Prevail

Professor Refutes Groupthink, Proving That Wisdom of Crowds Can Prevail

Anyone following forecasting polls leading up to the 2016 election likely believed Hillary Clinton would become the 45th president of the United States. Although this opinion was the consensus among most political-opinion leaders and media, [...]
Scotland Independence Referendum 2.0?

Scots finally take stand against discovery theft by English plagiarist Charles Darwin

The Darwinite dogs may bark but the train rolls on – Article by Mike Sutton – With National Heritage Lottery funding, the Scots are building a Patrick Matthew heritage trail in Scotland. Moreover, in September there will be a week [...]
Mystery Cracked: Why Infections Don't Spread Uncontrollably From Wounds

Mystery Cracked: Why Infections Don’t Spread Uncontrollably From Wounds

Alton Parrish.   Researchers in dermatology at Lund University in Sweden believe they have cracked the mystery of why we are able to quickly prevent an infection from spreading uncontrollably in the body during wounding. They believe this [...]
Walking Benefits The Brain

Walking Benefits The Brain

You probably know that walking does your body good, but it’s not just your heart and muscles that benefit. Researchers at New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) found that the foot’s impact during walking sends pressure waves through [...]
Pet Exposure May Reduce Allergy And Obesity

Pet Exposure May Reduce Allergy And Obesity

If you need a reason to become a dog lover, how about their ability to help protect kids from allergies and obesity? A new University of Alberta study showed that babies from families with pets–70 per cent of which were dogs–showed [...]
Get Rid Of Depressions By Changing How You Think

Get Rid Of Depressions By Changing How You Think

A thought is a thought. It does not reflect reality. New research shows that learning how to ruminate less on thoughts and feelings has a positive effect for individuals with depression. Depressed individuals “don’t need to worry and [...]
US 14th Happiest Country In The World

US 14th Happiest Country In The World

The United States is the 14th happiest country in the world and Canada is the seventh happiest country in the world, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report edited by CIFAR Co-Director John F. Helliwell. Although the top ten countries [...]
Why Do Meteors Make Spooky Sounds?

Why Do Meteors Make Spooky Sounds?

When a meteor is about to conk your neighborhood and gives fair warning by emitting sizzling, rustling and hissing sounds as it descends, you might think that the universe is being sporting. Sandia National Laboratories researcher Richard [...]
El Niño One Of The Most Powerful Weather Events Of the Last 145 Years

El Niño One Of The Most Powerful Weather Events Of the Last 145 Years

Last winter’s El Niño may have felt weak to residents of Southern California, but it was one of the most powerful weather events of the last 145 years, scientists say. If severe El Niño events become more common in the future, as some [...]
Sex, Drugs, And Rock And Roll Chemistry In The Brain

Sex, Drugs, And Rock And Roll Chemistry In The Brain

The Daily Journalist.   The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical pleasure, according to a study by McGill University researchers published [...]
Delaying Pot Smoking To Age 17 Is Better For Teen's Brains, New Study Suggest

Delaying Pot Smoking To Age 17 Is Better For Teen’s Brains, New Study Suggest

The more teenagers delay smoking marijuana until they’re older, the better it is for their brains, but there may be little ill effect if they start after age 17, says a new Université de Montréal study. Adolescents who smoke pot [...]
Children's Menus Present Issues Despite Industry Pledges

Children’s Menus Present Issues Despite Industry Pledges

U.S. chain restaurants participating in a National Restaurant Association initiative to improve the nutritional quality of their children’s menus have made no significant changes compared with restaurants not participating in the program, [...]
Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

The Daily Journalist.   Older women with low physical activity and 10 hours of daily sit time had even “older” cells. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more [...]
Northeast US Temperatures Are Decades Ahead Of Global Average

Northeast US Temperatures Are Decades Ahead Of Global Average

Results of a new study by researchers at the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggest that temperatures across the northeastern United States will increase much faster than the global average, [...]
Why High-Dose Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

Why High-Dose Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

The Daily Journalist. Vitamin C has a patchy history as a cancer therapy, but researchers at the University of Iowa believe that is because it has often been used in a way that guarantees failure. Most vitamin C therapies involve taking the [...]
Monster Lurking In The Neighborhood

Monster Lurking In The Neighborhood

Monster black holes sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes. But they give themselves away when material they feed on emits high-energy X-rays that NASA’s NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) [...]
How Safe Is Seafood

How Safe Is Seafood

Seafood is the main component of European Christmas menus. But with rising concern about chemical pollution in the marine environment, is seafood safe to eat? Consumption of seafood is regarded as healthy since it contains high quality proteins, [...]
Why People Get The Chills When They Are Not Cold

Why People Get The Chills When They Are Not Cold

When you find yourself in an eerie place or the beat drops just right during a favorite song, the chills start multiplying. You know the feeling. It is a shiver that seems to come from within and makes your hairs stand on end. William Griffith, [...]
Why We Walk On Our Heels Instead Of Our Toes

Why We Walk On Our Heels Instead Of Our Toes

James Webber took up barefoot running 12 years ago. He needed to find a new passion after deciding his planned career in computer-aided drafting wasn’t a good fit. Eventually, his shoeless feet led him to the University of Arizona, where [...]
Days Of Record-Breaking Heat Ahead

Days Of Record-Breaking Heat Ahead

If society continues to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere at the current rate, Americans later this century will have to endure, on average, about 15 daily maximum temperature records for every time that the mercury notches a record [...]