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Genetics play a big role in high blood pressure in women

In a new study from the Smidt Heart Institute, researchers found that contrary to common belief, the risk of developing high blood pressure has...

Female hummingbirds avoid harassment by looking as flashy as males, shows study

Much like in human society, female hummingbirds have taken it into their own hands to avoid harassment. By watching white-necked Jacobin hummingbirds in Panama, researchers...

Watch this slow but deadly tortoise hunt a baby bird

A predator doesn’t need to have the quickest speed or reflexes to catch a bird. In a paper published in the journal Current Biology, researchers...

Do you think you’re exclusively straight?

Scientific research has shown that sexuality exists on a spectrum. But how certain are people about where they fit on it? A new University of...

Scientists find new way to prevent broad range of COVID-19 variants

The virus that causes COVID-19 today is not the same as the one that first sickened people way back in December 2019. Many of the...

Lonely flies, like many humans, eat more and sleep less

COVID-19 lockdowns scrambled sleep schedules and stretched waistlines. One culprit may be social isolation itself. Scientists have found that lone fruit flies quarantined in test tubes...

Invasive plants are still for sale as garden ornamentals, shows study

A new study shows that 1,330 nurseries, garden centers and online retailers are still offering hundreds of invasive plant species as ornamental garden plants. This...

Scientists find DNA signatures linked to heart disease

In a new study from Columbia University, researchers found DNA signatures linked to the risk for heart disease, a discovery that could lead to...

What you need to know about your body’s bugs

Microscopic bugs called microbes can be found in your eyes, mouth, gut, skin, and everywhere else. But don’t be alarmed. Most of your microbes are...

Bird brains left other dinosaurs behind 66 million years ago, shows study

Today, being “birdbrained” means forgetting where you left your keys or wallet. But 66 million years ago, it may have meant the difference between life...