08/20/2014
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  • NEWS

    New research from the University of Illinois found that seniors who live a sedentary lifestyle were able to improve their cognitive ability by practicing yoga three times a week. Read more


  • NEWS

    So here's a new way to do your heart a favor--rub your ear. New research from the University of Leeds suggests that stimulating the small raised flap at the front of the ear may actually reduce stress on the heart. Read more


  • NEWS

    People who take public transportation to and from work tend to weigh less and are healthier than those who drive, accoding to a new study from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University College London. 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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