Don't Hug Your Dog - Research Shows It Stresses Them OutDogs may help ease our own stress, but new research suggests that we shouldn’t hug them, because it stresses them out.
Increased Coffee Consumption Reduces Risk For Liver Damage, Study FindsNew research shows that a morning cup of coffee may be doing more than giving you a jolt - it may be actually helping reduce the risk of liver damage.
Gene Mutation Allows Rare Group Of People To Sleep LessThe majority of us rely on alarm clocks or an extra cup of coffee to get through the day, but researchers at UCSF discovered a gene mutation that allows a rare group of people to function on less sleep.
Homophobia Linked To Psychopathic Behaviors, Study ClaimsPeople with homophobic attitudes are more likely to have psychological issues including anger, hostility and aggression toward others, new research concludes.
Silicon Valley Scientists 'Brightening' Clouds To Combat Climate ChangeIn a Silicon Valley research lab, scientists are working on what might be considered the option of last resort for global warming.
Women Scientists Show What #DistractinglySexy Looks Like After Nobel Laureate's Sexist RemarksWomen scientists everywhere are revealing "distractingly sexy" photos of themselves after a Nobel Prize-winning British scientist said there was "trouble with girls" working in laboratories. (Via KBCWtv)
Ewww.... Surfer Butts The Focus Of Scientific Research Into Ocean BacteriaCall it the most literal "beach bum" study ever. Occasionally in science, the topic of your research and the perfect subjects in which to study it correlate in unique ways, case in point -- surfers and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. More specifically, surfer's colons.
Spanish-Speaking Declines In Hispanic Households As English Proficiency IncreasesResearchers say a rising percentage of Hispanics in the United States speak proficient English and the share of those speaking Spanish at home has been declining.
'X-Files' Sounds Captured By Student's Microphones On Edge Of Space Leaves Scientists BaffledSound from space captured by microphones aboard a NASA student balloon experiment has scientists baffled.
Hackers Can Take Over That Robot Performing Your SurgeryA team of researchers successfully hacked a robot designed to carry out surgical procedures, prompting fears the devices could be taken over by hackers with malicious intent.
The ‘Big One’ In California Could Trigger Other Large Earthquakes On Nearby FaultsThe research out of USC suggests that a major earthquake on the San Andreas Fault could trigger large earthquakes on other nearby faults, intensifying the damage over a larger area.
UC Berkeley Research Administrator Accused Of Wanting To ‘Molest’ Assistant Resigns Amid Sexual Assault InvestigationOne of UC Berkeley's top research administrators has resigned in protest over a sexual assault investigation where he's accused of inappropriately touching his top assistant and telling her he wanted to "molest" her.