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Florence Nightingale Overcame The Limits Set On Victorian Women

Saturday May 25th, 2024 02:00:00 PM Melissa Pritchard, Arizona State University
Florence Nightingale experienced her personal call to nursing at age 16 and ultimately became known as the “Lady with the Lamp.”

AI Chatbots Are Intruding Into Online Communities

Friday May 24th, 2024 04:00:00 PM Casey Fiesler, University of Colorado Boulder
AI chatbots are butting into human spaces.

Self-Diagnosing Isn’t Always Bad, But You Should Still Seek a Medical Professional

Friday May 24th, 2024 01:00:00 PM Avery Hurt
Diagnosing illness is a job best left to physicians. But there’s no harm, and potentially some benefit, to doing a little research on your own.

Hunter-Gatherers Butchered an Extinct Elephant at This Ancient Campsite

Thursday May 23rd, 2024 09:00:00 PM Paul Smaglik
Hunter-gatherers likely used Tagua Tagua Lake as a seasonal stop, watering hole 12,000 years ago.

An Italian Geologist May Have Solved the Mystery of the Mona Lisa’s Background

Thursday May 23rd, 2024 06:00:00 PM Lily Carey
The artistic community has long debated where the renowned portrait’s backdrop is set. Geologist and Renaissance specialist Ann Pizzorusso claims to have tied its location to a city in northern Italy.

Fires Burning Across Canada Are Already Impacting U.S. Air Quality

Thursday May 23rd, 2024 04:00:00 PM Charles O. Stanier, University of Iowa
Wildfire smoke traveling hundreds of miles caused hazy skies all the way to Virginia in 2023.

Ancient Neanderthal and Paleolithic Teeth Show Signs of Childhood Stress

Thursday May 23rd, 2024 03:01:00 PM Paul Smaglik
Examining the enamel of teeth from both Neanderthal and Upper Paleolithic kids shows that stress affected each group at a different stage of development.

Pasteurization Protects Against Foodborne Illness, Including Avian Flu

Thursday May 23rd, 2024 02:00:00 PM Kerry E. Kaylegian, Penn State
“The detection of avian flu virus fragments in milk is a new challenge for the dairy industry.”

Sustainable Air Travel Could Happen, Although the Options are Challenging

Thursday May 23rd, 2024 01:00:00 PM Miranda Lipton
Could we ever fly sustainably? Learn why that answer is yes and what types of fuel could help the environment.

Artifacts Show Timor Island Was Colonized 45,000 Years Ago

Wednesday May 22nd, 2024 09:00:00 PM Paul Smaglik
Timing of settlement rules out the island as first ‘staging ground’ to reach Australia.

The Rocket Fuel of the Future May Be More Environmentally Friendly

Wednesday May 22nd, 2024 03:00:00 PM Lily Carey
The commercial space industry is growing exponentially, and experts are looking for ways to make it more sustainable.

It’s Okay To Mow In May, But To Help Pollinators, Add Native Plants

Wednesday May 22nd, 2024 02:00:00 PM Christina Grozinger, Penn State
Manicured lawns produce a monoculture, making it hard for bees to find food.

Jamestown Residents Ate Indigenous Dogs During ‘Starving Time’ of 1607

Wednesday May 22nd, 2024 01:15:00 PM Paul Smaglik
Researchers untangle the complex relationship between colonial and Indigenous dogs during initial English settlement.

Why Gratitude May Be Your Brain’s Best Friend

Wednesday May 22nd, 2024 01:00:00 PM Anna Nordseth
Practicing gratitude can positively impact your health, including helping you sleep better.

Some Dinosaurs Sported Scales and Feathers as an Evolutionary Advantage

Tuesday May 21st, 2024 08:00:00 PM Paul Smaglik
X-Rays and UV examinations of Psittacosaurus skin shine light on dinosaur transition from reptile to bird.

How The Brain Decides Which Memories To Keep And Which To Discard

Tuesday May 21st, 2024 06:00:00 PM Sara Novak
Learn how our brain stores organizes and stores memories in our sleep, making it easier for us to remember them.

Pets Have Seasonal Allergies Too, Like Itchy Paws and Watery Eyes

Tuesday May 21st, 2024 03:00:00 PM Elizabeth Gamillo
Why do pets get allergies and when is their allergy season? Learn what pet allergy symptoms are and how to prevent them.

Weight-Loss Drugs Like Ozempic May Be Linked to Stomach Paralysis and Other Issues

Tuesday May 21st, 2024 01:00:00 PM Sean Mowbray
Despite their newfound status as a game-changing weight-loss treatment, diabetes drugs like Ozempic may come with an elevated risk of serious gastrointestinal problems.

The Pros and Cons of Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

Monday May 20th, 2024 06:00:00 PM Avery Hurt
Kicking the meat habit can be good for your health, but there are some caveats to a vegetarian diet you should be aware of.

5 Facts You Might Not Have Known About Anxiety and How to Treat It

Monday May 20th, 2024 03:00:00 PM Allison Futterman
From heart palpitations to insomnia, anxiety can cause a myriad of symptoms. Learn what happens to the body when anxiety takes over and how to treat it.






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