Our brains appear uniquely tuned for musical pitch
NIH-funded scientists found that our brains may be uniquely sensitive to pitch, the harmonic sounds we hear when listening to speech or music.
10 Jun 2019 ⋅ Nature Neuroscience
Life in Antarctica’s ice mirrors human disease
The cooling of the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica 35 million years ago that gave rise to its present icy state has been considered a classic example of climate change triggering rapid adaptation for decades.
10 Jun 2019 ⋅ Nature Ecology & Evolution
Night owls can ‘retrain’ their body clocks to improve mental well-being and performance
A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' - people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits - could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress.
9 Jun 2019 ⋅ Sleep Medicine
What is the world drinking? Study reveals global intake of major beverages
Latest stats show beverage choice varies dramatically around the world.
8 Jun 2019 ⋅ Nutrition 2019
Decoding Beethoven’s music style using data science
The study is based on the set of compositions known as the Beethoven String Quartets
6 Jun 2019 ⋅ PLOS ONE
Two new species of ‘tweezer-beaked hopping rats’ discovered in Philippines
Elusive rodents finally found when scientists switched out peanut butter bait for earthworms.
6 Jun 2019 ⋅ Journal of Mammalogy
Dogs mirror owner’s stress
The levels of stress in dogs and their owners follow each other, according to a new study from Linköping University. The scientists believe that dogs mirror their owner’s stress level, rather than vice versa. The study has been published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports.
6 Jun 2019 ⋅ Scientific Reports
Koala drinking stations can reduce impact of climate change
Expert calls for urgent action to conserve iconic Australian species.
5 Jun 2019 ⋅ PLOS ONE
Predator introduction disrupts lizard coexistence
Humans have accelerated the rate at which predators have colonized formerly isolated ecosystems. However, the consequences of these invasions are difficult to predict.
5 Jun 2019 ⋅ Nature
Why deep-sea dragonfish have transparent teeth
Despite measuring about 15 centimeters in length, deep-sea dragonfish are apex predators in their part of the ocean.
5 Jun 2019 ⋅ Matter