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How does your brain process emotions? Answer could help address loneliness epidemic

New research finds that specific regions of the brain respond to emotional stimuli related to loneliness and wisdom in opposing ways.

Comet Catalina suggests comets delivered carbon to rocky planets

Comet Catalina is helping explain more about our own origins as it becomes apparent that comets like Catalina could have been an essential source...

The gut mycobiome influences the metabolism of processed foods

Studies of the microbiome in the human gut have largely overlooked non-bacterial microbes: viruses, protists, archaea and fungi. Now research in mice points to...

Making sense of commotion under the ocean to locate tremors near deep-sea faults

Researchers have developed a new method for detecting small earthquake tremors and successfully applied it to the Nankai Trough, Japan. The technique allowed the...

After old age, intellectual disability is greatest risk factor for death from COVID-19, study...

A study of national data shows the devastating impact the pandemic has had on those with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers.

Tantalizing signs of phase-change ‘turbulence’ in RHIC collisions

A new analysis of collisions conducted at different energies at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) shows tantalizing signs of a critical point --...

What can stream quality tell us about quality of life?

Findings reveal that demographics such as race and population density, as well as health indices such as cancer rates and food insecurity, show strong...

New method facilitates development of antibody-based drugs

In recent years, therapeutic antibodies have transformed the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases. Now, researchers have developed a new, efficient method based on...

Life’s rich pattern: Researchers use sound to shape the future of printing

Researchers have developed a way to coax microscopic particles and droplets into precise patterns by harnessing the power of sound in air. The implications...

Antibiotic-resistant strains of staph bacteria may be spreading between pigs raised in factory farms

DNA sequencing of bacteria found in pigs and humans in rural eastern North Carolina, an area with concentrated industrial-scale pig-farming, suggests that multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus...