As we lurch into fall and then winter, we also say hello to flu season, which starts in early to mid-September. But we are also in the throes of a pandemic, and when we come down with sore throats and runny noses, how do we tell if it’s COVID-19 or something else? The short answer […]
What We Really Know About Dream Lag
It’s believed that dreams can be a window into your subconscious, but studies show that there may be a reason you can’t shake events from your waking life even days after it’s already happened. A phenomenon known as dream lag has been researched, with reports showing just how common it can truly be. It can […]
Everything We Know About Aragonite Healing Crystals
Healing crystals come in what seems to be an endless amount of shapes, colors, and sizes, which can make choosing which to buy overwhelming. Each style of crystal also has its own benefits, purposes, and uses, which naturally only adds to the pressure of buying them. The beautiful, golden pyrite, for example, brings its users […]
Everything We Know About Amazonite Healing Crystals
When it comes to naturally healing yourself, there are so many crystals and gemstones out there to choose from. Amazonite is quite popular and not just because of its glamorous name. Like most stones, you can wear the green-hued crystal as a piece of jewelry, carry a piece of it in your pocket or have […]
How do we know where things are?
Our eyes move three times per second. Every time we move our eyes, the world in front of us flies across the retina at the back of our eyes, dramatically shifting the image the eyes send to the brain; yet, as far as we can tell, nothing appears to move. A new study provides new […]
Why do we have eyebrows and eyelashes?
From slitted eyebrows to fake eyelashes, alterations to hair around the eyes have become important ways to express personal style. But brows and lashes are more than just decorations. So why do humans have eyebrows and eyelashes? The main purpose of both is to protect the eyes, said Dr. Stephanie Marioneaux, the clinical spokesperson for […]
What we know about aducanumab, the new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease
Earlier this week, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the drug aducanumab to treat Alzheimer’s disease—making it the first new drug in nearly 20-years to treat the disease. Aducanumab is the first of a new generation of drugs that target the underlying damage in the brain. Anton Porsteinsson, M.D., is […]
Should we panic over declining sperm counts? Researchers say not so fast
A new study from the Harvard GenderSci Lab in the journal Human Fertility, “The Future of Sperm: A Biovariability Framework for Understanding Global Sperm Count Trends” questions the panic over apparent trends of declining human sperm count. Recent studies have claimed that sperm counts among men globally, and especially from “Western” countries, are in decline, […]
We Like Short Shorts! Did Milo Ventimiglia Comment on Viral Gym Photo?
Who wears short shorts? Milo does! Milo Ventimiglia appeared to comment on fans’ obsession with his super short gym shorts after going viral for the look multiple times. Milo Ventimiglia’s Hotness Evolution Through the Years “Ride em high kids,” the This Is Us star, 43, wrote via Instagram alongside a photo of the fan-favorite camouflage […]
Opinion: Yes, we can prevent future pandemics
As we hopefully soon will start seeing the results of the efforts against COVID-19, we must simultaneously prepare for new and potentially more serious pandemics. Preventing new pandemics is definitely a common global challenge. COVID-19 is a human disease, with a likely origin in animals, which is not uncommon in the case of infectious diseases. […]