São Tomé island has two species of caecilians found nowhere else on Earth: Research adds evidence to century-long scientific debate and reveals how volcanic activity may have driven divergence of the limbless amphibians

The Gulf of Guinea islands harbor an abundance of species found nowhere else on Earth. But for over 100 years, scientists have wondered whether or not a population of limbless,…

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Suppression of COVID-19 waves reflects time-dependent social activity, not herd immunity

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have developed a new mathematical model for predicting how COVID-19 spreads. This…

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Chronic sinus inflammation appears to alter brain activity: Study findings may help explain patients’ complaints of poor concentration and other cognitive symptoms that accompany sinusitis

The millions of people who have chronic sinusitis deal not only with stuffy noses and headaches, they also commonly struggle to focus, and experience depression and other symptoms that implicate…

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Ant responses to social isolation resemble those of humans: Social isolation results in changes of behavior and activity of immune and stress genes

Ants react to social isolation in a similar way as do humans and other social mammals. A study by an Israeli-German research team has revealed alterations to the social and…

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Losing weight through exercise: Why physical activity entices you to eat more – and how to fight it

Worldwide 39 percent of the adults were overweight in 2016, according to statistics of the World Health Organization. In the US the prevalence of obesity was 42.4 percent in 2017/2018,…

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