life management


Amur tiger family playing in China

Amur tiger family playing in China

2Rare and stunning footage of an Amur tiger family filmed playing in China shows populations are finally returning after decades of conservation efforts. The mother and her cubs were filmed 30km from the Russian boarder – the first time they have been captured on camera deep into China. Prev

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4 Hacks to lift your mood

4 Hacks to lift your mood

A new study has recently revealed that people use facial expression to help recall an emotion. For example, re enactment of a smile helps remember a smile. Jenny Baumeister, SISSA researcher, said that theories of embodied emotion state that in order to process an emotion, people first reproduce

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Birds May Have Sensed Severe Storms Days in Advance

Birds May Have Sensed Severe Storms Days in Advance

Earlier this year, a group of scientists studying golden-winged warblers in Tennessee noticed something odd: The birds had taken a sudden detour from their breeding grounds. Analysis of the data revealed that the birds took off for Florida several days in advance of a large, severe thunderstorm

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Drinking coffee cuts diabetes risk

Drinking coffee cuts diabetes risk

Three cups of tea or coffee a day could lower the risk of diabetes, according to a new study of nearly 9,000 people. Regular coffee or tea drinkers tend to have smaller waist and BMI measurements than people who have less than a cup a day of either. Coffee - but not tea - also appeared to be linked

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Yes, Animals Have Feelings

Yes, Animals Have Feelings

On Saturday mornings I drive 15 miles to a sanctuary in rural Maryland where I join a small team of volunteers tending to farm animals rescued from neglect or abuse. Some of these animals will never fully trust a human. Others want to interact. As a biologist with a special interest in animal hap

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Bird Lays Shimmering Egg That Changes Color

Bird Lays Shimmering Egg That Changes Color

The first known naturally iridescent eggs have just been identified and are laid by a bird known as the great tinamou, aka "mountain hen," according to a paper published in the latest issue of the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. Great tinamou eggs are so luminous that viewers actually per

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Tidy Monkey Flosses Teeth

Tidy Monkey Flosses Teeth

Humans may be reluctant to floss their teeth, but this Japanese macaque doesn't seem to mind. A monkey in Japan flosses its teeth with its hair, demonstrating that humans aren't the only animals that clean their teeth and invent tools to help with the task. The flosser, a free-ranging, middle-

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Armies of ants keep New York squeaky clean

Armies of ants keep New York squeaky clean

The hot dog is a New York staple. But we are not the only ones who like a sausage in a bun. Armies of ants do a very important job – they clean up food litter left by messy eaters of hot dogs, cookies and potato crisps. In fact, ants and other arthropods on Manhattan's Broadway and West streets c

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Chances Are You'll Live Longer Than You Think

Chances Are You’ll Live Longer Than You Think

Back in 1992, researchers asked 26,000 Americans over the age of 50 to estimate their odds of living to age 75. Turns out, they were way off. The results of the survey from the University of Michigan’s Health and Retirement Study show that people generally underestimated how long they would li

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Change your walking style, change your mood

Change your walking style, change your mood

Our mood can affect how we walk -- slump-shouldered if we're sad, bouncing along if we're happy. Now researchers have shown it works the other way too -- making people imitate a happy or sad way of walking actually affects their mood. Subjects who were prompted to walk in a more depressed style,

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