Author: Katherine Ellen Foley

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This week, researchers from the US Centers of Disease Control (CDC) published a paper looking at predicted dementia rates across the country. Currently 1.6% of…... [Read More]
Earlier this year, the US Census Bureau released findings from its 2017 population survey. The year to watch for, it said, is 2030. By then,…... [Read More]
New research looks at how sea otters may use their ultra-sensitive whiskers and paws to find enough to eat in their murky ocean habitat. [Read More]
Tags: sea - finally - know
When law enforcement agents in African countries uncover a hidden port container of elephant tusks, it's only partially satisfying. On the one hand, they've found…... [Read More]
Sea otters are arguably the most adorable-looking mammals of the sea. They're also some of the hungriest. Even though adult sea otters tend to max…... [Read More]
Tags: sea - They're - finally
The world's elderly population has been growing for years, and it's only going to increase thanks to longer lifespans. By 2050, there will be 2…... [Read More]
Tags: countries - live - world
The Apple Watch has a long way to go if it wants to compete with hospital-grade care. [Read More]
The blue, pink, and purple Atacama snailfish are perfectly adapted to handle the depths of the ocean, but perish without its tremendous pressure. [Read More]
Picture a fish. No matter what type you picked, you probably imagined a colorful scaled creature with fins, gills, and puckered lips (or maybe a…... [Read More]
Hurricane Florence, which is quickly approaching the Carolinas in the US, is a big one. It's about the size of Colorado. At the time of…... [Read More]
A federal appears court voted to uphold patents filed by scientists at MIT and Harvard, saying that they were non-obvious compared to those filed earlier... [Read More]
As the game has changed to be more about power, players who have the time and money to train differently are the ones who get... [Read More]
There are all kinds of impurities from industrial activities like manufacturing and transportation that can poison the air. The smallest seem to be the most…... [Read More]
"The way we approach nutrition and dieting changes every five years," says Sydnee McElroy, a family doctor practicing in Huntington, West Virginia, and co-author, with…... [Read More]
From 1998 to 2016, the rate of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in US children has gone up from about 6% to over 10%, according to…... [Read More]
The number of dementia cases is predicted to more than double in the next three decades. [Read More]
Humans are evolutionary oddballs. Unlike the vast majority of mammals on the planet, humans with ovaries can live decades after no longer being able to…... [Read More]
In mid-1800s, physicians gathered around a man who was being treated for cholera in the city of Puducherry on the southeastern coast of India. At…... [Read More]
Sunscreen can't work if we don't use it properly. [Read More]
It's hard to figure out exactly how prevalent recreational drug use is in the US. People aren't particularly forthcoming with their habits when they're illegal.…... [Read More]
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