08/20/2014
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  • NEWS

    New research suggests that seniors who normally live a sedentary lifestyle were able to improve their cognitive ability by practicing hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks. Read more


  • NEWS

    New research from the University of Leeds shows that stimulating the small raised flap at the front of the ear may improve the health of your heart. Read more


  • NEWS

    A new study carried out by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University College London finds that people who use public transportation to get to and from work share the same health benefits as those who walk or cycle during their commute. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    We lay it out for you in seven easy steps.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    When walking, walk. When eating, eat.

    —Zen proverb


  • NEWS

    Researchers in the U.K. say they've made a major breakthrough in the war on the "superbugs" that often plague hospitals.  It's an antibacterial gel that uses natural proteins to kill them. Read more


  • NEWS

    In response to rumors circulating about how the deadly Ebola virus can spread, the World Health Organization is making a point of telling people that Ebola--unlike colds or the flu--cannot be transmitted through the air and is not likely to spread through people traveling. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Two scientific papers outlining the process of natural selection are jointly published in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London. One is an abstract written by a well-known scientist, Charles Darwin; the other is an essay by a lesser-known naturalist named Alfred Russel Wallace. Independently of each other, they have developed a theory of how species evolve. Few in the scientific community take notice at first, but a year later Darwin will publish his landmark book, On the Origin of Species. While Wallace goes on to become a celebrated scientist, it is Darwin who will forever be associated with the theory of evolution. Get the full story.

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