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Have you ever tried dieting and found that those fruits, veggies and whole wheat toasts just never work? A new study lead by Arne Astrup, head of the department of nutrition, exercise and sports at the University of Copenhagen, offers a possible explanation.
A group of 11 undergraduates traveled thousands of miles from Baltimore to Cape Town, South Africa this summer to expand their perspective on critical public health issues.
Coffee has been an age-old medical toss up: Physicians and researchers alike have been debating the effects of the drink on human health for decades. Today, coffee has a generally positive reputation among nutritionists, but it hasn’t always been this way. In the 1600s, some people believed thatcoffee causes impotence, and in the mid-1800’s, rumors went around that coffee could make you go blind and stunt your growth.
Can that quiz on Facebook really tell you who your future soulmate is?
Last month, psychologists at the University of Chicago discovered that speaking in a foreign language affects a person’s moral judgment. What they determined was that speaking in a foreign language encourages the speaker to act in favor of the “greatest good for the greatest number” of people.
If you ever find yourself tossing and turning one night, it might actually be a behavior you picked up from your mother. Researchers at the University of Warwick recently found a link between a mother’s insomnia and the sleeping behavior of children.
Have you ever picked up an item at your local grocery store and wondered how the expiration date could be so far into the future? You’ve probably wondered a few times whether those preservatives could inflict significant damage upon your health.
Until 1995, the mystery surrounding the crew of the H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship in combat, remained unsolved.
As research methods and new technologies continue to spur medical discoveries, some scientists and doctors have shifted their focus from treating the symptoms of a disease to stopping it at the source.
Hundreds of students gathered for MedHacks, a student-organized medical hackathon, which was held from Sept. 8-10 on the med campus.
On Friday Aug. 25, an unrelenting storm tore across the east side of Houston. Named “Hurricane Harvey,” the catastrophe left thousands of Texans homeless and forced to evacuate to emergency shelters.
Have you ever wondered what makes someone a good athlete? A recent study at the University of North Dakota suggests that the length of your fingers may indicate athletic ability.
People often feel satisfied and happy after a day of community service. There are even those who get a good feeling every time they hold the door open for someone.
Spotify Signs Deal with Warner Music
Up until the 1950s, people have believed sleep to be a singular process in which the brain stops working and restores its functions. However, Nathaniel Kleitman and Eugene Aserinsky demonstrated through their electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings in 1953 that sleep is composed of five distinct stages.
As of late, climate issues have become one of science’s hot topics. Solutions ranging from carbon capture technology to unique biofilters continue to be researched. One of the newest potential solutions actually uses one of Earth’s smallest creatures to fix one of its largest problems.
Coffee is often considered to be an important part of one’s daily morning routine. On the way to work or class, most people stop by the nearest coffee shop to grab a cup of caffeine to help kick start the day. Along with their coffee, people will often reach for a donut or muffin in the nearest display case. According to researchers at Cornell University, there’s a scientific explanation for why we’re tempted to grab that sweet treat.
Noah Presler, a recent Hopkins graduate who received his B.S. in computer science, is one of the three co-founders of Semester.ly. This website serves as an course scheduling platform for college students originally established at Johns Hopkins and quickly spreading across many institutions across the United States and Canada.
During the year of our nation’s founding in 1776, there was a solar eclipse visible only in America. On Aug. 21, 2017 it happened again. Over 500 million Americans were in a position to view the total eclipse, and many more rushed from all over the country to join them.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the Shiley Eye Institute have collaborated with researchers in China to discover a way to reverse the effects of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in mice.