Love to drop F-bombs? Thank the shift to agriculture.
- A new study suggests that the f and v sounds were made easier to pronounce by the change in our diets the invention of farming made possible.
- The idea isn't a new one, but is only now being taken seriously.
- Even today, many hunter-gather cultures lack labiodentals in their languages.
Turns out pushups are more telling than treadmill tests when it comes to cardiovascular health.
- Men who can perform 40 pushups in one minute are 96 percent less likely to have cardiovascular disease than those who do less than 10.
- The Harvard study focused on over 1,100 firefighters with a median age of 39.
- The exact results might not be applicable to men of other age groups or to women, researchers warn.
Lasers solve the mystery of the missing quill.
- The famous fossilized feather found in the 1860s is from some unknown animal.
- The fossil's missing quill has long kept its identity unknown.
- We're just at the beginning of our awareness of feathered dinosaurs.
Between the noise and frustration, we're suffering more than ever.
- Traffic has been implicated in measurable exhaustion, an increase in blood pressure, negative attitudinal shifts, and a constant release of stress hormones.
- In 2009, 3.9 billion gallons of fuel and 4.8 billion hours of time were wasted by Americans sitting in traffic.
- Traffic is costing the US economy $100 billion every year.
A new review article makes the case that you can always use it.
- UMass Amherst biology professor Lawrence M. Schwartz redefines the term by writing, "use it or lose it, until you work at it again."
- Teenagers "bank" muscle growth potential to help prevent frailty in old age.
- Exercising over the course of your entire lifetime is necessary for maintaining good physical and cognitive health.
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