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Americans severely under-report how much food they eat, and this has affected decades of nutrition data.
Since open access publishers are effectively paid up front, the more papers they accept, the more money they make.
Whether we concede it or not, humanity longs for its cosmic significant other.
Since our ancestors supposedly would rest on days after big hunts, where as many as 8,000 calories might be expended, athletes should be sure to rest after huge training days.
Athleticism is commonly believed to rely on two factors: genetics and practice. Which is most important?
For most Americans, the Amish way of forgiveness is difficult to comprehend. It's sourced deeply within their way of life, which is grounded in compassionate, unyielding faith.
Americans should be aware that sugars subtly creep into their diets through fruit juices, caffeinated beverages, sweetened breakfast foods, and especially sodas. They can, and do, add up.
Take a moment to rub the top of your skull. With a little motivation -- and the aid of a drill or pick -- one could easily unlock the squelchy pink organ encased within.
Everyone should be aware that a multitude of men are either chemically or surgically castrated for a variety of reasons in contemporary Western society.
Perhaps the most obstructing barrier to treating neurological conditions is quite literally a barrier.
Over the past sixty years, the global birth rate has steadily declined with clockwork consistency.
Drifting in the deep, the hulking, yet streamlined mammoth unleashes a string of sound, a booming, but delicate song.
The foul distinction belongs to ancient cousins of ours: cyanobacteria.
Positive punishment is the classic Skinnerian notion in which a stimulus is applied with the aim of reducing an unwanted behavior.
Obesity rates are rapidly rising in the United States, so that also means larger pant sizes, wider seats, and more and more overweight people having sex.
James Webb will grant a peerless gaze at the universe the likes of which we've never seen.
"The accuracy of our memories is not measured in how vivid they are nor how certain you are that they're correct."
The original observation was effectively a lack of an observation. The conclusion was dinosaurs.
Humans can contract the parasite by ingesting anything contaminated with cat feces.
You've undoubtedly heard the maxim "Life finds a way." Well, if life has indeed found a way on one of the other trillions of planets in our Milky Way Galaxy, it would likely not be our way.
41 million Americans sleep fewer than six hours each night. But it wasn't always this way.
Is there any meaningful correlation between guns and violence? A survey of scientific studies reveals some surprising -- not to mention controversial -- insights.
Science is often awkward and frustratingly uncertain and mindbogglingly complicated. It is also what enriches our lives.
Experiencing the "overview effect" appears to be transformational. Studies show that feelings of awe make subjects more patient, less materialistic, and more willing to volunteer to help others.
Due to arduous competition for limited scientific funds, the pie-in-the-sky ideas that may potentially hide brilliance underneath, are often ignored, abandoned, or simply never undertaken in the first place.
The brilliant Albert Einstein didn't believe in this realm, and yet he won a Nobel Prize for playing in it.