What does a black hole look like?

At the center of our galaxy lies a swirling, energy-spewing supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A* or Sgr A*, for short. For billions of years,...

Water on Mars could hold more oxygen than previously thought

Given the right circumstances, water on Mars could hold more oxygen than previously believed, theoretically enough to support aerobic respiration A team led by scientists...

Scientists discover drug cocktail that increases lifespan

Life-extending effects in worms could one day translate into treatments that delay aging in humans Scientists have discovered a combination of pharmaceutical drugs that not...

Letting your dog sleep with you is good for chronic pain sufferers

“A sense of relaxation and caring are emotions that release positive hormones in our bodies that will help us sleep better.” For chronic pain sufferers,...

When you are unhappy in a relationship, why do you stay? The answer may...

Why do people stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships? A new study suggests it may be because they view leaving as bad for their partner. The study...

Poor oral health linked to higher blood pressure, worse blood pressure control

People with high blood pressure taking medication for their condition are more likely to benefit from the therapy if they have good oral health,...

Will a coffee a day really keep heart attacks at bay?

A recent headline in the Australian newspaper claimed “A short black a day can keep heart attack at bay”: American scientists have unearthed fresh evidence...

Obesity and diabetes: 2 reasons why we should be worried about the plastics that...

Today, nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults and 21 percent of youth are obese. This trend is on the upswing and the worldwide population is...

Stroke, cancer and other chronic diseases more likely for those with poor mental health

Four million Australians, including our friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors, are living with mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression. A new report out...

Our body clock could show early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

People with Alzheimer’s disease are known to have disturbances in their body clocks. The disturbances could affect the sleep/wake cycle and may increase the risk...
150 years after last big East Bay quake, what have we learned

150 years after last big East Bay quake, what have we learned

October 21, 1868 – 150 years ago this Sunday — a walloping earthquake struck near Hayward, rocking the Bay Area and damaging buildings throughout...

Gravitational waves could soon measure universe’s expansion

Twenty years ago, scientists were shocked to realize that our universe is not only expanding, but that it's expanding faster over time. Pinning down the...