James A. Foley
T. Rex's Nimble, Long-Nosed Cousin, Pinocchio Rex, Unveiled as New Species
Tyrannosaurus rex had a long-nosed cousin that roamed the wilds of what is now China more than 66 million years ago.
Exploding Head Syndrome a Real, but Understudied Sleep Disorder
An unusual sleep disorder known as exploding head syndrome is under researched and merits more study, according to Washington State University psychologist Brian Sharpless, who recently reviewed all the published scientific literature on the provocative disorder.
TV Viewing While Pregnant May Foster Unhealthy Eating Habits for Child
Watching TV during mealtime while pregnant is linked to an increased likelihood that a mother will also watch TV while she is nursing her baby, according to new research presented Tuesday at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Randolph Glacier Inventory Maps Location and Size of All the World's Glaciers
The location and size of virtually all the world's glaciers has been mapped out by a team of geologists from University of Colorado Boulder and Trent University in Ontario, Canada.
Severe Obesity in Middle Age Linked to BMI at age 25
New research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reveals that a person's risk of developing severe obesity later in life is linked to whether they are obese at age 25.
Africa's Climate Change 'Hotspots' Revealed in New Study
A new analysis of climate change impacts in Africa offers the first details of how certain impacts, such as flooding and drought, or crop loss and ecosystem damage, come to overlap, creating climate change "hotspots" throughout the continent.
Darwin's Finches, Threatened by Blood-Sucking Maggots, Get a Helping Hand
On the Galapagos Islands, Darwin's finches – the tiny birds that helped inspire Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection – are getting a life-saving assist by man. In the image, a finch pulls a cotton ball treated with insecticide from a dispenser set out by scientists. When the birds use the cotton in their nests, blood-sucking fly maggots are killed,
Genetic Mapping may Save Diamondback Terrapins
Diamondback terrapins set themselves apart from other turtle species with their intricately grooved shells, however new research from the US Geological Survey suggest that the stuff beneath the turtles' groovy shells may be key to their survival.
Bullied Children Have More Nightmares and Night Terrors, Study Finds
Nightmares in childhood have been linked to bullying, according to a new study.
Coffee May Help Keep Eyes Healthy
A lot of people rely on a cup of coffee in the morning to keep their sleepy eyes open, but new research suggests that a morning cup of joe might actually play a role in keeping your eyes healthy.
Isle Royale's Inbred Wolf Population is Diminishing, Number of Moose Surge as a Result
Across the last three years, researchers studying wolves in Michigan's Isle Royale National Park have counted the lowest numbers ever tallied there.
Average Animal Hoarder in Spain Keeps 50 Pets, New Study Finds
A team of Spanish researchers have released the first study that provides data on animal hoarding in Europe.
Northern Thailand Shaken by 6.0-Magnitude Earthquake, Minor Damage Reported
A strong earthquake rocked parts or Thailand and Myanmar on Monday, causing damage to infrastructure and Buddhist temples. There were no immediate reports of casualties, according to various media outlets.
Child Mortality in the UK is among the Highest in Western Europe
When it comes to mortality in children under 5 years of age, the UK is among the leading Western European nations, according to new research published in The Lancet medical journal.