Posts by Lisa Lombardi
School Alleviates Stress Instead of Causing It…For Once

Psychology professor Richard Wiseman has created just the thing for me. On October 21, he unveiled what is being called “the world’s most relaxing room” at the University of Hertfordshire’s Health and Human Sciences Research Institute Showcase.

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“Hippie” Apes Leave the Commune, Go Hunting

Deep in the forest, south of the river Congo, live the free-lovin’ relatives of the common chimpanzee, the bonobo. Previously known as the pygmy chimpanzee, the bonobo spend their days getting frisky in the forest, weaving hemp hammocks, and living among an ever-present haze of sandalwood smoke.

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The Virgin Jaws

The female shark may have just beaten Rosie the Riveter for the title of Ultimate Feminist Empowerment Symbol. Published today in the Journal of Fish Biology, scientists at Stony Brook University have confirmed the second-ever case of a virgin shark birth, proving that—literally—“We can do it!”

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New Buzz on Honey

The next time you’ve got a sinus infection, that honey in your tea might do more than just soothe your cough, says a recent study done by the University of Ottawa. Researchers found that two types of honey are effective at killing bacteria that cause sinusitis and other infections.

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Water Bears Return From Space

What happens when you send 3,000 water bears on a 12-day mission into outer
space? Researchers hope the answer will teach us something about genetic
self-repair. [Photo: Bob Goldstein]

LHC Unlikely to Swallow Earth

Despite a press release that includes the phrases “universe-gobbling black holes” and “the power to destroy Earth,” we have nothing to fear when physicists flip the switch on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on Wednesday.

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