Day: February 24, 2016

150-km-Long Ancient Wall In Jordan Mapped

Khatt Shebib, an ancient wall in Jordan extending over 150 kilometres in length, has been puzzling archaeologists for a while now. When was it built, who built it, and what was it used for?! Researchers behind the Aerial Archaeology in Jordan (AAJ) are analysing its remains using aerial photography. The findings show that Khatt Shebib has

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Exposure to Air Pollution Linked With Increased Weight

Exposure to highly polluted air has been linked with weight gain, and cardio-respiratory and metabolic anomalies in a new study published in the journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). The researchers of the study conducted their experiments on pregnant rats and their offspring. The rats were divided into two groups:

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Economic Insecurity Linked With Increased Physical Pain

Financial stress might cause physical pain, says a new study published in Psychological Science. Feeling financially insecure linked with pain Individuals experiencing financial problems might feel more physical pain than those who deem themselves financially secure. This might arise because of the feeling of not being in control of one’s life. Lead researcher Eileen Chou

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Consuming Almonds Daily Boosts Diet Quality

Yearning to feel healthier? A handful of almonds would do the trick, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Florida, and published in the Journal of Nutrition Research. Many are those who want to improve their diet but don’t know where to start. The findings of the new study might

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Bats’ 24/7-Activated Innate Immunity Might Help Combat Ebola

Bats are able to carry lethal diseases without being affected by them, reveals a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). This special ability of theirs might potentially be used to combat diseases affecting humans, say the researchers. Maybe, that explains part of why vampires do not get sick.

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