Think you've seen sand? You haven't seen sand.
- Microscopic photography exposes the beauty and strangeness of sand.
- Water wave action produces a startling variety of sand grains.
- That stuff between your toes is a lot more interesting than you might think.
The keto diet can help with weight loss, but at what cost?
- In addition to weight loss, there are a few well-known side effects of the keto diet, some of which can be unpleasant.
- Some side effects of the keto diet are bound to occur, though others only happen when the diet is implemented poorly.
- The keto diet doesn't have to lead to a host of negative side effects, but anyone considering undertaking the diet over the long term should be especially careful.
Are these two laws universal throughout nature?
- Zipf's law of abbreviation and Menzerath's law seem to govern not just human speech but chimpanzee gestures.
- Fifty-eight individual chimp gestures were catalogued in a new study.
- Their presence points to an intriguing overlap between language and genetic chemistry.
What's in your tummy might affect what's in your head.
- For decades, researchers have tried in vain to answer the question: What causes schizophrenia?
- At the same time, we've developed a growing understanding of how intimately linked the bacteria in our gut and our brains are.
- New research shows that schizophrenics have vastly different microbiomes, potentially uncovering a cause of — and maybe a future cure to — schizophrenia.
"Our findings are not good news," says Brendan Godley, of the University of Exeter.
In one generation, the climate of many American cities will experience a noticeable shift.
- A recent study used climate data, both current and projected, to examine how the climates of North American cities might change over the course of the next generation.
- In one scenario, the climates of many cities will resemble that of locations about 500 miles away, mostly to the south.
- The study aims to present the long-term effects of climate change in a personal, tangible way.
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