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The science behind seasonal depressionJanuary 27, 2023 – Seasonal affective disorder can occur in both winter and summer. Here's why it happens, and how you might treat it.
Can science help personalize your diet?February 01, 2023 – An ambitious and inclusive nationwide health study aims to predict which diets will yield the best nutrition based on genes, microbes, and lifestyle.
Can positive thinking prolong your life? Science says yesMarch 14, 2023 – Studies show that staying optimistic about aging can be as beneficial to your health as exercising or eating well.
The science of phantom pregnancies: a very real—and very rare—conditionSeptember 11, 2023 – First highly detailed in Queen Mary back in 1555, the uncommon disorder can cause a woman’s body to mimic signs of pregnancy, from a lack of menstrual periods to a distended stomach.
The science of why you have great ideas in the showerAugust 12, 2022 – It has nothing to do with getting clean—and everything to do with your state of mind.
Photosynthesis is still a mystery—but science is revealing unknown stepsMay 15, 2023 – Most plants split water molecules to generate energy, and now we have a clearer picture of exactly how they do it.
Nature really is good medicine. Science can explain why.July 06, 2023 – Reduced blood pressure and improved cognition and mental health are just a few of the documented benefits of spending time in “green” and “blue” spaces.
A supersonic jet chased a solar eclipse across Africa—for scienceJune 30, 2023 – In 1973 scientists aboard a Concorde jet participated in an epic, continent-wide eclipse chase. A similar flight next year seeks to unravel enduring mysteries of the sun.
Can laughter strengthen your immune system? Here’s what science says.July 12, 2023 – From reduced inflammation to pain relief to increased levels of dopamine, there are tangible benefits behind emotions like curiosity and amusement.
These are our favorite science photos of 2021December 07, 2021 – A volcano revealed, a lung x-rayed, a rocket launched: National Geographic editors selected these 23 fascinating images of science and technology in action.
Want to keep your memory sharp? Here’s what science recommends.June 29, 2023 – From how much to exercise to which foods to eat, these are the changes you can make to prevent age-related memory loss.
The audacious science pushing the boundaries of human touchMay 19, 2022 – It's the first sensation we feel, our most primal connection to others. Can implants and electrical signaling replicate the experience of touch? Research teams are exploring the possibilities—with startling results.
What happens during menopause? Science is finally piecing it together.February 08, 2023 – All women who reach their 50s inevitably pass through menopause. Experts share the latest science and best ways to cope.
Why it’s important to explore the science of touchMay 19, 2022 – Our long physical separations, in fear of COVID-19, reinforced what scientists already believed: that our close connections with others keep us healthy.
This man gets bitten by deadly snakes in the name of scienceMay 27, 2022 – A partnership between an immunologist and a snake-keeping ex-truck mechanic is attempting to find a medicinal holy grail: a universal anti-venom. It's a seriously risky business.