Experimental Drug Breaks Record For Weight Loss in Latest Clinical Trial Results

Experimental Drug Breaks Record For Weight Loss in Latest Clinical Trial Results

An experimental drug being clinically investigated for its effects on body weight in obese and overweight people has delivered record-breaking weight loss for participants in the trial – on par with surgical options, the company behind the drug suggests. Tirzepatide, developed by American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly), is a once-weekly injection that … Read more

New Study Reveals The Reason Teens Seem to Tune Out Their Mom’s Voice

New Study Reveals The Reason Teens Seem to Tune Out Their Mom's Voice

“Are you even listening to me?” It’s a question that discouraged parents often throw at their distracted teenagers, and the truthful answer is probably, “No.” It’s hard to really blame them. New research on adolescent brains suggests the reaction we have to certain voices naturally shifts with time, making our mother’s voice feel less valuable. … Read more

Astronauts Have Distinct Brain Changes Even Months After They Return to Earth

Astronauts Have Distinct Brain Changes Even Months After They Return to Earth

Flung into freefall for months on end, our bodies adjust in ways that makes for a long list of health concerns for space travelers. The latest evaluation of microgravity’s warping effect on our biology focuses on the spaces surrounding the blood vessels that weave through our brain, revealing concerning changes that remain with astronauts between … Read more

There Are Mountains of Sugar Hidden in The Ocean, And We’ve Only Just Found Out

There Are Mountains of Sugar Hidden in The Ocean, And We've Only Just Found Out

Hidden below the waves, the ocean contains vast reserves of sugar that we never were aware of, according to new research. Scientists have discovered that seagrass meadows on the ocean floor can store huge amounts of the sweet stuff underneath their waving fronds – and there are major implications for carbon storage and climate change. … Read more

Cognitive Impact of Severe COVID Is Equivalent to 20 Years of Aging, Study Finds

Cognitive Impact of Severe COVID Is Equivalent to 20 Years of Aging, Study Finds

We all know that COVID-19 can lead to lingering fatigue and brain fog. But one of the most rigorous examinations to date of the long-term cognitive impacts of severe infection has just yielded some pretty unsettling results. In a study comparing 46 severe COVID-19 patients with 460 matched controls, researchers found the mental impacts of … Read more

Cognitive Impact of Severe COVID Is Equivalent to 20 Years of Aging, Study Finds

Cognitive Impact of Severe COVID Is Equivalent to 20 Years of Aging, Study Finds

We all know that COVID-19 can lead to lingering fatigue and brain fog. But one of the most rigorous examinations to date of the long-term cognitive impacts of severe infection has just yielded some pretty unsettling results. In a study comparing 46 severe COVID-19 patients with 460 matched controls, researchers found the mental impacts of … Read more

The Moon May Have Been Covertly Siphoning Earth’s Water For Billions of Years

The Moon May Have Been Covertly Siphoning Earth's Water For Billions of Years

There are water molecules and ice up on the Moon, so how did they get there? Asteroid and comet collisions are likely to have produced some of it, but a new study suggests another source of lunar water: the Earth’s atmosphere. Hydrogen and oxygen ions escaping from our planet’s upper atmosphere and then combining on … Read more

Huge Study Identifies The ‘Optimal’ Amount of Sleep From Middle Ages Onwards

Huge Study Identifies The 'Optimal' Amount of Sleep From Middle Ages Onwards

Sleep – a lot like eating food – is one of those things we need to live, but apparently there are plenty of ways to do it wrong. A new study has weighed into the debate. Looking at UK Biobank data from almost 500,000 adults, researchers conclude that seven hours of sleep per night is … Read more

How Often Should You Feed Your Dog? Giant Study Reveals a Surprising Answer

How Often Should You Feed Your Dog?  Giant Study Reveals a Surprising Answer

Every dog ​​is different, and depending on things like their breed, size, age, and health, their particular dietary requirements may also be different, including what you should feed them, and how much. But what about how often? A new study that assessed over 10,000 dogs offers some starting insights into the apparent links between feeding … Read more

The Universe Could Start Shrinking ‘Remarkably’ Soon, Scientists Say

The Universe Could Start Shrinking 'Remarkably' Soon, Scientists Say

After nearly 13.8 billion years of nonstop expansion, the Universe could soon grind to a standstill, then slowly start to contract, new research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests. In the new paper, three scientists attempt to model the nature of dark energy – a mysterious force that seems … Read more