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A new study found that words are more accurately heard when accompanied by hand gestures.
Workaholism is perhaps the most socially accepted addiction, but a new paper shines light on the serious health risks that accompany it along with which occupations are most at risk.
A new study on mice showed that ginger may counter certain autoimmune disorders such as lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome.
A new study shows that the top rap songs in the U.S. are making increasingly frequent references to depression and suicidal thoughts.
New research spotlights how low-income Black households face greater financial distress and vulnerability as a result of the pandemic economic crisis.
Most people believe themselves to be less at risk from COVID-19 than others similar to them, according to a recent UCL survey conducted in the U.S.
Rare structures and artifacts of the Viking religion practiced centuries prior to Christianity's introduction have been uncovered by archaeologists in Norway, including a "god house."
The young man died nearly 2,000 years ago in the volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii.
A team of researchers have discovered the brain rhythmic activity that can split us from reality.
An active component of honeybee venom rapidly killed two particularly aggressive forms of breast cancer in a laboratory study.
A rare titanosaur embryo was discovered with its skull preserved in 3 dimensions.
By projecting lifetime risk, an alarming new medical study centers the human lives that will be lost due to gun violence and drug addiction in the United States.
New research reveals that because of an optical illusion, we've been viewing sperm incorrectly for nearly 350 years.
A man's skeleton, found facedown with his hands bound, was unearthed near an ancient ceremonial circle during a high speed rail excavation project.
If Arctic ice continues to melt at its projected rate, the bears will go extinct due to starvation by the end of the century according to a first-ever projected timeline.
Doctors may be missing fatal illnesses because medical textbooks are biased toward white skin.
A new study enhanced color vision for individuals with the most common type of red-green color blindness.
Gender and sexual minority populations are experiencing rising anxiety and depression rates during the pandemic.
Help future Mars rovers better navigate the red planet's treacherous terrain.
Artifacts uncovered in southeast Asia offer clues on early complex human cultures.
Scientists are befuddled by where the shark gets most of its food.
Scientists think an insect similar to the modern millipede crawled around Scotland 425 million years ago, making it the first-ever land-dweller.
Mathematicians studied 100 billion tweets to help computer algorithms better understand our colloquial digital communication.
These Jurassic predators resorted to cannibalism when hit with hard times, according to a deliciously rare discovery.
Google is probably wrong about your health condition.
Researchers think they know how a group of ancient sloths, who died thousands of years ago in Ecuador, met their untimely end.