Heat stress may affect more than 1.2 billion people annually by 2100

Thermometer, warming concept (stock image).Credit: © vladischern / Adobe Stock Heat stress from extreme heat and humidity will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100, assuming current greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Rutgers study.advertisement That’s more than four times the number of people affected today, and more than 12 times the […]

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People may lie to appear honest

People may lie to appear honest if events that turned out in their favor seem too good to be true, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.advertisement “Many people care greatly about their reputation and how they will be judged by others, and a concern about appearing honest may outweigh our desire […]

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Animal-assisted interventions positive for people’s health

The impact of animal-assisted interventions for both patients and health services could be substantial, but more rigorous research is needed, says Dr Elena Ratschen and Professor Trevor Sheldon from the University of York.advertisement Dr Elena Ratschen from the Department of Health Sciences, commenting in an editorial for the BMJ, also says more consideration needs to be […]

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Ancient ‘chewing gum’ yields insights into people and bacteria of the past

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in extracting a complete human genome from a thousands-of-years old “chewing gum.” According to the researchers, it is a new untapped source of ancient DNA.advertisement During excavations on Lolland, archaeologists have found a 5,700-year-old type of “chewing gum” made from birch pitch. In a new study, researchers […]

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