Stomach Bug Appears To Protect Kids From Asthma,... →
ScienceDaily, July 2008. Surprising benefits of helicobacter pylori, the bacterium which causes stomach ulcers. People between 3 and 19 who were carriers of it were 25% less likely to have asthma than those who weren’t. For those between 3 and 13, they were almost 59% less likely than non-carriers to have asthma. Reduced infection with H. Pylori may also be one cause of increased rates of...
Ancient Mars Had Widespread Water, Potential To... →
ScienceDaily, July 2008. Results from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Language Without Numbers: Amazonian Tribe Has No... →
A language with no words for specific numbers, only relative quantities like “some” and “more”. Implies that number words are not inherent in language but are a cultural invention. This particular research also suggests that languages thought to have words for “one”, “two” and “many” may not actually have them—the supposed word for...
Positive Thinking Is Prescription For The Heart →
From ScienceDaily. Men who rated their own risk of heart attack and stroke in the next 5 years as low did actually have fewer heart attacks and strokes, even if their lifestyle would be expected to put them at higher risk.
Keeping Hands Where You Can See Them Alters... →
From ScienceDaily. Psychology research suggesting that objects are seen more clearly when the hands are near them.
Could Pond Scum Undo Pollution, Fight Global... →
Wonderfully titled story from ScienceDaily about duckweed.