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The same virus could be behind schizophrenia and mononucleosis

US researchers have linked schizophrenia with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which is responsible for infectious mononucleosis. Dr. Robert Yolken, professor…

DNA Life Expectancy

DNA could be used to predict life expectancy

DNA can tell a lot about a person: his or her region of origin, his or her…

An unstable income increase the risk of a heart attack

According to US researchers, the stress of an unstable income would have negative effects on heart health for both…

New ebola-like virus discovered in China

This is a rather disturbing news coming from China: researchers have identified a new filovirus called Měnglà, from the…

Netflix

Netflix could soon use artificial intelligence to block account sharing

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2019, a British company unveiled a service dedicated to VOD solutions, able…

Being Bored

Being bored is good for the mind and mental health

Being bored is not as bad as we think. Indeed, according to a recently published study doredom…

Why fibers are good for you

Eating a lot of dietary fibers increases life expectancy

Eating 25 to 29 grams of dietary fiber per day reduces all-cause mortality by 15 to 30%. That’s a…

Monogamy

Monogamy is genetic! According to a recently published study

Evolution has resorted to some sort of universal formula for turning non-monogamous species into monogamous species by…

The number of people with dementia has doubled in the last 25 years

Given its evolution, the number of people with dementia could reach 100 million in 2050. But researchers suggest that…

Jurassic-era flying dinosaur discovered in England

A team of palaeontologists from the University of Portsmouth recently announced the discovery of the fossilized remains of an…

The brain learns by talking to itself

UNIGE researchers unveil the role played by synaptic feedback systems in the learning processes of the cerebral cortex. A…

American researchers genetically modify a plant to make it purify indoor air

We often mention the ability of indoor plants to purify the air in our homes. While this has not…

Bacterium caught on tape fishing the DNA of another bacterium

A team of researchers claims to have been able to film for the first time a bacterium “fishing” the…

The mystery of the giant particles that seem to defy gravity

The thin layer of air that surrounds our planet is rich in particles of all kinds. Some of them…

The millennia-old quest to solve the puzzle of gravity

The question of gravity has been of interest to scientists since antiquity. But a definite explanation of gravity is…

Anxiety and depression as bad as smoking and obesity for our health

According to a new US study, the incidence of arthritis, heart disease, stroke would be strongly influenced by a…