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Do SAD Lamps Actually Work? Here’s Why Psychologists Love Them
Meta-analyses show that light therapy has a positive effect, not only on SAD but also on major depression.
Electricity Demand Is Surging — “Virtual” Power Plants Might Be the Forgotten Answer
Power companies are seeking new ways to balance supply and demand.
Fossil Evidence Uncovers How Prehistoric Women Had Key Advantages For Endurance Sports
A growing body of evidence suggests that women may have been better suited than men for endurance-dependent activities like hunting.
These Breath-Taking Cloud Formations Could Revolutionize Weather Tracking, New Research Uncovers
Luminous ‘mother-of-pearl’ clouds explain why climate models miss so much Arctic and Antarctic warming.
This Mysterious Plant “Hormone” Could Revolutionize Crop Growth
Exposing plants to an unusual chemical early on may bolster their growth and help feed the world.
This Ancient European Diet May Have Been Key To Longevity — Should We Bring it Back?
People in Europe ate seaweed for thousands of years before it largely disappeared from their diets.
Our Brains Completely Distort How Time Actually Happens — Here’s How To Take Advantage Of It
Time is one of those things that most of us take for granted. We spend our lives portioning it into work-time, family-time and me-time.
Is the Multiverse Real? Why One Force Still Baffles Most Physicists
One of the examples of fine-tuning that has most baffled physicists is the strength of dark energy, the force that powers the accelerating expansion of the universe.
This Easy, Lazy Science Hack Ditches Raking And Leaves Lawns Healthier
Instead of bagging fall leaves, take the lazy way out and get a more environmentally friendly yard.
A New Study Estimated The Number of Times An Average Person Lies Per Day
An emerging body of research is revealing new information on how often people lie.
Materials Scientists Just Created A “Living Material” That Eats Chemical Pollutants
It may be able to transform chemical dye pollutants from the textile industry into harmless substances.
“Vampire Viruses” Viciously Attack Other Viruses — They May Be The Ultimate Antiviral Treatment
Yes, viruses themselves can actually get sick.
How A Radical New Vaccine Could Eradicate This Deadly Disease By 2040
About 40 million children born every year in malaria areas in Africa would benefit from a vaccine.
Chicken Soup's Healing Powers Have Little To Do With Its Ingredients
The dish as a therapy can be traced back to ancient civilizations.
This Radical Discovery About The Human Psyche Could Fundamentally Change Psychology
What another person sees or believes appears to affect what participants report they can see, believe, or remember about a situation.
People In Their 20s and 30s Should Be Doing This Unique Type Of Exercise
Functional fitness exercise programs improve all forms of physical movement.
This One Mindset Shift Could Radically Change How We Experience Chronic Pain
People often use the phrase “mind over matter” to describe situations where aches and pains in the body are overridden using the mind
El Niño Year Is Here — What This Phenomenon Really Means For Winter Weather
El Niño is a coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon, and the atmosphere also plays a crucial role.
New Drone Technology Could Help Scientists Finally Understand How Tornadoes Form
Scientists are still grappling with how and why violent twisters form. Will new technology and computing power help?
This Novel Recyclable Polymer Might Finally Rid Us Of Our Plastic Addiction
A new class of recyclable polymer materials could one day help reduce single-use plastic waste.