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Dating shows, dating apps -- they all strive to make sure none of us end up uncoupled forever. But it turns out many single people embrace their single lives, and are likely to experience more psychological growth and development than married people.
A new study found that the risk of younger siblings developing an autism spectrum disorder is 14 times higher if an older sibling has ASD. The study also found the risk level was consistent across gestational age at birth.
The first new asthma pill for nearly 20 years has the power to significantly reduce the severity of the condition, a new study has found.
Women's decreased ability to produce healthy eggs as they become older may be due to excessive scarring and inflammation in their ovaries, reports a new study in mice. This is the first study to show the ovarian environment ages and that aging affects the quality of eggs it produces. These findings could result in new treatments that preserve fertility by delaying ovarian aging.
Scientists determined that if a many Los Angeles property owners switch their lawns to drought-tolerant landscaping, it could increase local temperatures and exacerbate heat waves, and would have other similar consequences.
Scientists found a new method to reduce the heating errors that have hindered quantum computing.
For over 60 years, scientists have theorized that a person's body shape and size could be influenced by the climate of where they live. Now a new study suggests there's more to the equation. The paper is among the first to document how evolutionary selection has shaped variation in human limbs across the globe.
As humans evolved over many thousands of years, our bodies developed a system to help us when we start running and suddenly need more oxygen. Now, using that innate reflex as inspiration, researchers have developed a noninvasive way to treat potentially harmful breathing problems in babies who were born prematurely.
New research finds that major volcanic activity on the planet Mercury most likely ended about 3.5 billion years ago. These findings add insight into the geological evolution of Mercury in particular, and what happens when rocky planets cool and contract in general.
A group of tribologists -- scientists who study the effect of friction in machines -- and computational materials scientists recently discovered a revolutionary diamond-like film that is generated by the heat and pressure of an automotive engine.
In contrast to the general belief that the airways of an infant are sterile until after birth, researchers have found that the infant airway is already colonized with bacteria when a baby is born -- and this is true for infants born as early as 24 weeks gestation. How microbes get into the airways is still unclear, but the pattern of colonization appears to have an important link to later severe neonatal lung disease.
Scientists might have solved one of the most challenging problems of quantum communications, showing that diamonds may be used as ultra-bright single photon emitters. Discrete generation of photons is essential for quantum communications. It is remarkable that the described emission mechanism makes it possible to create energy efficient light sources operating at room temperature.
Scientists have identified a marker that distinguishes PMN-MDSCs from neutrophils in the blood of patients with a variety of cancers. Study also showed that higher numbers of cells positive for the marker were associated with larger tumor size.
Studies have shown that obstructive sleep apnea and low nighttime oxygen, which result in oxidative stress, are associated with the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adults. Investigators have now established that these factors may also be important triggers in the progression of pediatric NAFLD to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, according to a new report.
One of the hottest new materials is a class of porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs. Now, a surprising discovery reveals that MOFs also exist in nature -- albeit in the form of rare minerals found so far only in Siberian coal mines.
Offering a rare insider analysis of the climate assessment process, experts examined the writing and editing procedures by which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change creates summaries of their findings for policymakers. Despite recent critiques that these summaries are too difficult for non-experts, researchers found them comparable to reference texts in terms of reading comprehension level.
Despite growing rates of obesity in the United States, and a culture apparently obsessed with selfies, women today appear to be more accepting of their bodies than in the past, at least in regard to weight, according to new research.
Elongated fibers (fibrils) of the beta-amyloid protein form the typical senile plaques present in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. A research team has simultaneously succeeded in elucidating the structure of the most disease-relevant beta-amyloid peptide 1-42 fibrils at atomic resolution. This simplifies the targeted search for drugs to treat Alzheimer's dementia.
Medical researchers have found that inhibiting a protein called BMI1 could inhibit the development of lung cancer.
Using videos of four sports in 44 countries, reserachers found that men are far more likely to engage in friendly physical contact -- handshakes, back pats and even hugs -- following competition than women.