Your standard shopping-bag toting, latest-trend adhering, newest gadget-owning friend may not be as happy as they let on. New research out from Baylor University shows that the more materialistic a person is, the more likely they are to be depressed and unsatisfied with life.
Oxytocin, also known as the "love hormone," has been associated with a heightened willingness to lie for the benefit of one's group, according to a recent study.
For five years now, there has been a notable decline in the number of wolf sightings in Denali National Park and Preserve. Now a new report from the National Park Service (NPS) is suggesting that wolf hunting could be to blame, as there are few limitations on when a wolf can be killed by a hunter in the Alaskan wilderness.
You're not losing your mind. Cereal box characters really are trying to make eye contact with you, and researchers wanted to know why. Cereal companies are now calling the resulting conclusions "absurd."
Insomniacs face a much higher risk of stroke than restful sleepers, according to a recent study.
It's one thing believe in the term "you are what you eat," but when 'Neil Diamond' the cockerel decided to swallow a whole diamond earring, he may have been taking things too far. Thankfully, Hawaii's most tireless traveling vet, Dr. Scott Sims, was on the case.
Admittedly, Ebola is still a very real issue, with a grand total of 18 confirmed cases of the often fatal disease indentified in West Africa, as of this week. However, compared to the whopping 450 to 1,000 weekly cases reported in the peak of last year's epidemic, it's safe to say that the worst is over. But now, experts are looking back and wondering what could have been done better. The burial of victims, according to a new report, is one issue that should have been better addressed.
Who are the best diggers around? Is it humans? Fantasy dwarves? Mole people? Nah... as far as the experts are concerned, the fire ant takes the cake. New research has revealed that one of the primary reasons these little guys are such successful invaders is that they are able to thoroughly excavate complex colonies regardless of where they decide to settle - whether it be in wet clay or coarse and difficult-to-shape sand.
It's a bit belated, but happy Cinco de Mayo! While citizens in Mexico and the US alike were celebrating Mexico's unlikely victory against French forces in 1862 by throwing parades, singing songs, and enjoying A LOT of tequila, the Sun was having its own kind of celebration. According to NASA, the Sun launched an impressive solar flare on May 5.
Picturing mad scientists injecting glowing chemicals into tomatoes even while mega-corporations fill their bank accounts, many health-conscious consumers will do anything to avoid GMOs. But what if we told you that genetically modified crops existed even 8,000 years ago - modified by the hand of nature in the exact same way that scientists alter crops today?
Ever since it was first noticed in 2006 that America's honeybees were dying en masse, the spotlight has been on these essential pollinators. It was quickly revealed that not only US honeybees, but entire global populations were in trouble, with troubling declines in Europe and even Australia. Now a new investigation has revealed that a suite of diseases that once exclusively affected domestic honeybees has moved on to infect wild bees, such as the common bumblebee, as well.
This is bound to make any male cringe. Experts recently determined that the ancient 'penis worm,' Ottoia¬¬ - a phallus-like creature more than 500 million years old - boasted a throat lined with deadly razor and serrated teeth. In fact, these teeth were so varied and numerous that researchers crafted a "dentists' handbook" to help them identify new species in the genus.
If you've ever seen a massive sunfish in the ocean, it's hard not to think of these animals as lazy. That because the strangely shaped animals tend to just drift around in surface currents while they soak up the Sun - a behavior that earned them their common namesake. Now however, new research has found that while these 'lazy' fish aren't darting around, they are diving deep to ravage unsuspecting prey.
Here's something you probably didn't know. Sharks, skates, and rays - everyday Chondrichthyes - boast some very strange sexual organs. Like a pair of clasper-like penises, the male sex organs of a shark literally hook inside a female shark's cloaca in a unique reproductive strategy. Now, researchers think they have finally determined how these animals developed such strange members.