Breakfast with a Snail, Up Close and Personal [PHOTOS]
Celebrated photographer Christopher Ameruoso has spent a career photographing creatures large and small – in addition to snapping portraits of Hollywood celebrities. Here he trained his microscopic lens on a common garden snail who visited his patio and was content to make a meal out of a discarded Cherrio. Who knew snails like breakfast cereal?
Scientists Find Gene Linked to Insulin Resistance, Other Diabetes Traits
Diabetes affects as many as 29 million people in the United States alone. Scientists have now found a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in animal and human models. The research can help scientists better understand the molecular basis of this chronic disease.
Birds’ Ability to Judge Body Width Surprises Scientists
A new study suggests that birds are more likely to beat humans in tests that require quick judgment of body width. The researchers have found that birds are capable of flying in cluttered environment due to their acute sense of body position.
Domestic Violence Common in Same Sex Couples
Domestic violence or intimate partner violence is more frequent among same-sex couples than heterogeneous pairs, researchers say.
Change in Wind Speed Affects Foraging Behavior of Insects
Change in wind speeds or "global stilling" can affect hunting behavior of insects, a new study has found.
Phase-Change Materials can Make Computers Faster, Greener
Replacing silicon with 'phase-change materials' (PCMs) can make future computers faster, efficient and 'greener' than the current ones, researchers at the University of Cambridge said.
Simple Computer Test can Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
A simple computer test can detect cognitive impairment years before the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Eli Lilly's Diabetes Injection Trulicity Wins FDA Approval
Eli Lilly and Company's diabetes drug Trulicity (dulaglutide) gets federal approval.
MIT Scientists Design Shrink-Wrap Suits for Astronauts
A new kind of spacesuit designed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists could enable astronauts to move more freely in the space. The suit is ultra-light, flexible and attaches to the wearer's body like a "second skin".
Large Galaxies Grow by Feeding on Smaller Neighbours
Large galaxies feed on stars of smaller galaxies, a new study has found.
For Better or for Worse: Spouse's Personality Affects Career
A new study suggests that even spouse's personality can affect a person's career.
World Population to Reach 11 Billion by 2100: Study
World population is expected to reach 11 billion by 2100, a new study has found.
Single Dose of SSRIs Enough to Change Brain Structure
Serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs are some of the most prescribed medication for depression treatment. A new study reveals that a single dose of SSRIs such as Prozac or Celexa results in changes in the brain structure within a few hours.
Women with PTSD can Get Addicted to Food
A new study suggests that women suffering from post traumatic stress disorder are more likely to develop food addiction.