Elephant genes could hold the secret to preventing cancer

Elephants could hold the key to curing cancer, new research reveals. Researchers from the University of Oxford say these giant mammals carry an army of tumor-fighting proteins that destroy mutated cells.

See It: Closer Look At James Webb Space Telescope’s Magnificent Full-Color Images

The first full-color images taken by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are finally here. Astronomy admirers near and far are celebrating the long-awaited series of pictures that offer a view of the universe like we’ve never seen before.

Digital antidepressant? Viewing online art can improve well-being

Could a quick browse through a museum’s website actually improve your mental health? A new study finds viewing galleries and museum exhibits online can benefit someone’s mental state and overall well-being — just like going to an art exhibit in person.

Mice cloned from cells freeze-dried for months, process could save endangered species

Scientists have successfully cloned mice using cells that were freeze dried for up to nine months. They were all born perfectly normal and healthy and went on to have offspring of their own. The breakthrough could help feed growing populations — and save endangered animals from extinction.

Working out only on weekends boosts health just as much as exercising daily

Are you a “weekend warrior” who crams all of their physical activity into one or two days? No problem! A new study finds this kind of lifestyle boosts health just as much as working out every day.

Microscopic robots that deliver cancer-killing drugs to tumors could ‘revolutionize oncology’

Magnetically controlled microscopic robots that kill cancer have been created by a team of scientists. The tiny machines swarm around tumors releasing a payload of chemotherapy drugs.

How To Live Longer: 5 Studies Reveal Tips To Extend Your Lifespan

Humanity has been searching for the fountain of youth for seemingly as long as time itself. For centuries we’ve been chasing ever-elusive longevity, and along the way countless strategies have been concocted.

Cybersecurity crisis: Average person stumbles onto 6+ suspicious websites a day

With every keystroke and search on the Internet, the amount of information – and potential threats – we can have at our fingertips is infinite. But even in 2022, how much do we really know about cybersecurity? 

Monkeypox virus found in patients’ saliva, semen, and other bodily fluids

A new monkeypox report is raising the level of concern that the virus could infect others through a patient’s bodily fluids. Researchers in Spain have discovered high viral loads in the saliva, semen, urine, and other samples coming from confirmed monkeypox patients.

Out of shape nation: Half of Americans admit they can’t touch their toes without straining

More than seven in 10 (73%) Americans are eager to increase their physical activity to keep up with their children. That’s because the pandemic kept many individuals from taking care of their bodies as well as they did before COVID-19 came into the picture.

Sunscreen for pets? Nearly half of dog owners don’t know their pooch can get sunburnt too

The dog days of summer are here and plenty of pet owners are soaking up the sun with their furry friends. However, while many people remember to put sunscreen on their own skin, a new poll finds most don’t realize their pet could use some too!

Training the body’s army: How your immune system is ‘taught’ to decipher good from bad

Think of your immune system as an army. Its duty is to protect and defend the body from its enemies: disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. It detects and obliterates emerging tumors and cleans up its messes made in the line of duty. 

Abortions after 6-weeks banned in Ohio — but 9 in 10 procedures there occurred after this mark

Following the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the state of Ohio banned abortions after six weeks, or 42 days, of pregnancy. Now, researchers from The Ohio State University find that prior to this new law, roughly nine in 10 Ohioans seeking abortion care did so after the sixth week.

Eating more fruit may keep depression away, improve mental well-being

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but researchers from Aston University have found that eating more fruit may also keep the therapist at bay.

Airplane etiquette: 35% find it annoying when strangers next to them strike up conversation

New survey reveals how American travelers feel really about everything from smelly food to reclining the seat to wearing PJs when flying.

Just one alcoholic drink a day could lead to Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease

Just one small glass of wine each day could lead to the onset of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, new research warns. Specifically, researchers from the University of Oxford say consuming just seven units of alcohol a week – half the recommended maximum – fuels iron accumulation in the brain.

Skinny people MORE likely to be couch potatoes than others

Super skinny people are more likely to be couch potatoes than others with a normal or high body mass index (BMI), a new study says.

Smart thermostats could actually be damaging local power grids

Smart thermostat users probably love the savings they see in their monthly energy bills, but a new study finds many people may be falling into a “trap” that’s actually straining their local power grid.

Native Americans may have originated in southern China, study says

Native Americans may be able to trace their origins back to southern China, a new study suggests. Researchers say ancient human fossils found in China belong to an extinct maternal branch of humans which Native Americans may have descended from.

‘Simply does not work’: Trendy mindfulness training doesn’t boost teens’ mental health

Mindfulness training doesn’t appear to provide the benefits to teens many schools were hoping for when it comes to mental health, a new study reveals. The practice draws on Buddhist thinking and has become a part of the daily schedule for students in schools across the world.

Facial recognition study finds people more trusting of strangers who look like them

What makes one stranger seem more trustworthy than another? A new study finds the answer may come down to how much someone has in common with them physically — including their sex.

This carnivorous plant catches its prey underground!

A new type of carnivorous plant that catches its prey underground has been discovered by scientists. Researchers found the unique type of pitcher plant on the island of Borneo in Indonesia.

Household chaos, poor diet can stunt a child’s cognitive growth

Could a hectic household actually impair a child’s brain development? A new study finds that both poor nutrition and living in a “chaotic” home environment can negatively impact a young child’s executive brain functioning.

‘Self-boosting’ vaccines could soon replace the need for multiple COVID shots

A one-jab, self-boosting vaccine that provides patients with several doses at different times is currently under development.

Common migraine drugs may also promote weight loss, study finds

A commonly prescribed class of migraine drugs called Triptans may prove useful in the fight against obesity. Scientists from UT Southwestern report a group of obese mice given a daily dose of a triptan ate less food and lost weight over the course of a month.