Aug 11, 2015

Couples who sext have better sex: study

Couples who send each other sexually suggestive or explicit images by phone, commonly known as “sexting,” have better sex, according to a study presented to a psychology convention in Toronto. The practice is often portrayed as risky, yet American researchers found it is widespread ...

Jul 17, 2015

Polar bears can't conserve energy when fasting

A study of an Alaska polar bear population in summer concludes the bear’s biology will not help stave off starvation in the face of global warming. The study of southern Beaufort Sea polar bears by university, federal and private researchers over three years concludes ...

Pandas save energy like sloths: study

Jul 10, 2015

Pandas save energy like sloths: study

Giant pandas are the new couch potatoes of the animal world, according to a study Thursday that found the bears are just as sluggish as sloths. Researchers in China tracked five captive pandas and three wild ones for the study, published in the journal ...

Signs of aging appear in mid-20s, study finds

Jul 7, 2015

Signs of aging appear in mid-20s, study finds

Aging is typically studied in the elderly, but a study released Monday said different rates of aging can be detected as early as the mid-20s. The findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’ July 6 issue are based on a group ...

Genome study reveals how the woolly mammoth thrived in the cold

Jul 3, 2015

Genome study reveals how the woolly mammoth thrived in the cold

Woolly mammoths spent their lives enduring extreme Arctic conditions including frigid temperatures, an arid environment and the relentless cycle of dark winters and bright summers. An exhaustive genetic analysis of these bygone Ice Age giants and their living cousins, Asian and African elephants, has ...

Secret to restoring the scent of roses is found

Jul 3, 2015

Secret to restoring the scent of roses is found

Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. These days, many kinds of roses have little fragrance. But a new discovery might change that. A study of roses that do have a strong scent revealed a previously unknown chemical process ...