Schizophrenia’s surprising link to the gut

What’s in your tummy might affect what’s in your head. By Matt Davis –  For decades, researchers have tried in vain to answer the question: What causes schizophrenia? At the same time, we’ve developed a growing understanding of how intimately linked the bacteria …

 

New evidence links specific gut bacteria to depression

  By Rich Haridy – Examining over 1,000 people, a new study revealed two bacteria in particular as being strongly associated with mood and depression. (Credit: TLFurrer/Depositphotos). Perhaps one of the most compelling, and little understood, areas of gut microbiome science is the strange relationship …

Massive star may be the reason Earth isn’t a waterworld

  David Szondy – Artist’s rendering of researchers’ simulations showing how planetary systems born in dense and massive star formation regions (left) inherit substantial amounts of radioactive materials, making them much drier than those formed in different environments. (right) (Credit: Roger Thibaut). The Earth as …

 

Why colorful foods boost immunity

   By Jacqueline Howard CNN – – Tumeric. (CNN) As flu season rages on, it might be comforting to know that what you eat can help your immune system fight off any potential coughs, sneezes and sniffles. Although there is not one specific …

Scientists create the 5th form of matter for 6 minutes

It’s exotic, incredibly cold stuff. By Robby Berman – It was the first Bose-Einstein condensate made in space. Creating the condensate in low gravity allows it to hold longer. Scientists hope Bose-Einstein condensate will allow finer detection of subtle quantum phenomena. For six …

Amelia Earhart mystery may be solved, says scientist

  By Ben Coxworth – Amelia Earhart, standing under the nose of her Lockheed Model 10 Electra aircraft. Ever since she disappeared while attempting a round-the-world flight in 1937, people have wondered what became of American aviator Amelia Earhart. Now, a new forensic …

Earth used to be purple, new NASA study shows

NASA research finds a new direction in searching for signs of life in the Universe. By Paul Ratner – NASA-funded research says retinal, not chlorophyll, gave the early Earth its color The two pigments co-evolved but retinal came first We should be looking …

Are cats jerks? Or are YOU the jerk?

A new study from Oregon State University makes it clear: it’s you. By Derek Beres – Researchers discovered that the more attention you give a cat, the more likely they are to return it. Cats are territorial; being in their home environment greatly …

Schizophrenia’s surprising link to the gut

What’s in your tummy might affect what’s in your head. By Matt Davis –  For decades, researchers have tried in vain to answer the question: What causes schizophrenia? At the same time, we’ve developed a growing understanding of how intimately linked the bacteria …