search slide
search slide
pages bottom
Currently Browsing: Results for Tag "study"

Good news: science says your cat actually does want to chill with you

Good news: science says your cat actually does want to chill with you New research from Oregon State University, published on Friday in Behavioural Processes, states that cats enjoy human contact more than they like eating.Yep, cats like hanging out with their humans more than they like eating.

Renovation trends: Homeowners prefer a ‘backyard oasis’ that’s low maintenance

Renovation trends: Homeowners prefer a ‘backyard oasis’ that’s low maintenance With summer rapidly approaching, some homeowners are opting to renovate their outdoor spaces and create a “backyard oasis.For instance, some of the participant’s top purchases were outdoor lounge furniture (36 percent), outdoor dining furniture (28 percent), and fire pits (32 percent).

Lost in navigation: Sat-navs switch off parts of our brain, study suggests

Lost in navigation: Sat-navs switch off parts of our brain, study suggests In the University College London study, researchers took brain scans of 24 participants as they virtually navigated around central London.Their primary focus was the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex, brain regions that account for things like memory, navigation, planning, and decision-making.

There was one thing on everyone's mind when 'Good Morning America' revealed the happiest age

There was one thing on everyone's mind when 'Good Morning America' revealed the happiest age If your mind tends to stray into the gutter from time to time, this is for you.When Good Morning America tweeted one of those ages in a clip, the majority of folks had just one, immediate thing to say: nice.

Ever overshared after hooking up? You can blame science.

Ever overshared after hooking up? You can blame science. Have you ever impulsively blurted out “I love you” or something similarly awkward in the minutes following sex?New research published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin has found that even just thinking about sex makes you more inclined to disclose things about yourself.

The Detroit automaker who killed Tesla in new self-driving car rankings

The Detroit automaker who killed Tesla in new self-driving car rankings Who’s winning the race to bring self-driving cars to the masses?Sorry Elon, a new report doesn’t even have Tesla in its top 10 — instead, auto industry stalwart Ford finished first.

Spotify killed the epic instrumental intro

Spotify killed the epic instrumental intro Nowadays, skipping to the next song on streaming services like Spotify and Pandora is easy—too easy.“It’s survival-of-the-fittest: Songs that manage to grab and sustain listeners’ attention get played and others get skipped.

Not even Ruth Bader Ginsburg is safe from manterruptions

Not even Ruth Bader Ginsburg is safe from manterruptions Of the 112 Supreme Court justices in American history, four have been women.That means not even Ruth Bader Ginsburg is safe — though she has managed to get interrupted less over time — according to a new study by Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law.

Your phone's fingerprint scanner might be as secure as you thought

Your phone's fingerprint scanner might be as secure as you thought Practicing basic phone security is already too much to ask for far too many people — and now, a  study suggests that one of the most basic tools for safeguarding your device might not be as secure as you might think.The master prints were made to take advantage of the miniature size of most smartphone print scanners.

Psychedelic shrimp with tons of sonic energy named after Pink Floyd

Psychedelic shrimp with tons of sonic energy named after Pink Floyd The newly discovered sea creature, from the tropical eastern Pacific near Panama, was named after the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Zootaxa.The shrimp can stun and even kill a small fish with its sonic energy, so it's fitting that it's named for a rock band.

A new study uncovered this terrifying fact about the way we drive

A new study uncovered this terrifying fact about the way we drive April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.It doesn't come a moment too soon: A troubling new study has found that a terrifyingly high amount of drivers still use their phones behind the wheel.

Verily’s Baseline study seeks to build a perfect model of human health

Verily’s Baseline study seeks to build a perfect model of human health To do so, it is launching Baseline, a multi-year study with thousands of volunteers who will regularly supply metrics on sleep, fitness, heart rate, genomics, and more.Participants will have their genomes sequenced and get blood work done at study sites run by Duke and Stanford.

Shock wave? Tsunami? Flying debris? Here’s how an asteroid will probably kill you

Shock wave? Tsunami? Flying debris? Here’s how an asteroid will probably kill you A new study has answered a question you never knew you had: If a deadly asteroid struck Earth, which one of its effects would most likely kill you?Conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Southampton in England, the experiment compared seven effects, including heat, flying debris, tsunamis, wind blast, seismic shaking, and cratering.

So you want to be a Google health lab rat? Here's what you'll have to do

So you want to be a Google health lab rat? Here's what you'll have to do And by Google, we mean Google's parent company, Alphabet, which owns Verily, the company conducting this study.Project Baseline, as the mission has been dubbed, "is the quest to collect comprehensive health data and use it as a map and compass, pointing the way to disease prevention.

Artificial wombs keep baby lambs alive for weeks, may help preemies survive

Artificial wombs keep baby lambs alive for weeks, may help preemies survive An artificial womb has been used to keep premature baby lambs alive for weeks, according to a new study from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and it may some day be used for humans as well.In the study, lambs that could not otherwise survive on their own were able to survive up to four weeks in the artificial womb, giving them enough time to sufficiently develop their lungs and other organs.

Machine learning helps researchers accurately predict cardiovascular disease

Machine learning helps researchers accurately predict cardiovascular disease A team of primary care researchers and computer scientists compared these algorithms with the standard guidelines for cardiovascular disease risk assessment offered by the American College of Cardiology.A data set comprising 378,256 patients from almost 700 medical practices in the United Kingdom was used to facilitate the investigation.

People really love Apple's AirPods, but they still look ridiculous

People really love Apple's AirPods, but they still look ridiculous But AirPods were bound to fly off the shelves no matter what, at least at first.What's more important is how everyday users actually feel about the buds after using them, no matter how silly they might look.