Engagement with natural environment a significant contributor to life satisfaction

Looking to improve your life satisfaction? Try regularly hiking in a forest or otherwise engaging with the natural environment. And also look for ways to build your trust in resource managers.

New video shows how blue whales employ strategy before feeding

Blue whales didn’t become the largest animals on Earth by being dainty eaters and new video captured by scientists at Oregon State University shows just how they pick and choose their meals.

Study examines impact of common risk factors on outcomes for home and birth center births

Women with some characteristics commonly thought to increase pregnancy risks tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at home or in a birth center, a new assessment has found.

Adolescents with frequent PE more fit, more informed about physical activity's role in health

Frequent, long-term instruction in physical education not only helps adolescents be more fit but also equips them with knowledge about how regular physical activity relates to good health.

Technology to improve rockfall analysis on cliffs could save money, lives

Researchers have developed a new technology to analyze the potential for rockfalls from cliffs, to help protect public safety. save money and lives.

Social media tools can reinforce stigma and stereotypes

New software to analyze social media content has found that many comments related to a topic such as Alzheimer's disease can cause emotional pain, stigmatize people and reinforce stereotypes.

New function discovered for compound that may help slow aging

Researchers have found that a compound called rapamycin has unusual properties that may help address neurologic damage such as Alzheimer’s disease.

New drug delivery system shows promise for fighting solid tumors

A new cancer-drug delivery system shows the ability to exploit the oxygen-poor areas of solid tumors that make the growths resistant to standard chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Even short-duration heat waves could lead to failure of coffee crops

“Hot coffee” is not a good thing for java enthusiasts when it refers to the impact on plants beset by the high-temperature stress that this century is likely to bring.

Elevated blood pressure not a high mortality risk for elderly with weak grip

A study of 7,500 Americans age 65 or older suggests that high blood pressure doesn't increase mortality risk among people in that age group with weak grip strength.

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