timeless news

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

How Birth Order May Affect Your Weight

First-born sisters tend to be heavier as adults

(Newser) - Attention, big sisters: First-born women are more likely to be overweight or obese than their younger sisters, a new study suggests. The Washington Post reports that researchers at the University of Auckland looked at 13,406 pairs of Swedish sisters and found the older sibling was 29% more likely to... More »

At Oxford Dictionary, It's Now 'Wine O'Clock'

'Manspreading,' 'butt-dial' also new additions to Oxford's online dictionary

(Newser) - Manspreading is so widespread it's now a word. The term, coined by commuters, refers to men on public transportation who splay their legs wide and encroach on neighboring seats—and it's now been added to OxfordDictionaries.com . The free online dictionary of current usage, created by the publishers... More »

Yes, There Is Such a Thing as a Good Cry

Crying boosts a person's mood after 90 minutes: study

(Newser) - Feeling gloomy? Shed a few tears, then wait 90 minutes, and you'll probably be in a better mood. That's the word from researchers involved in a new study out of the Netherlands that suggests crying actually boosts a person's mood, but not immediately. Scientists asked 60 participants... More »

For Some, Being Single Brings Most Happiness

It depends how they view conflict in relationships, say researchers

(Newser) - Generally speaking, sociologists find that people in relationships tend to be happier and more satisfied than single people. But a new study makes clear that for some, being single is the way to be. It all depends on how individuals deal with conflict in relationships—those who hate it and... More »

This Tiny Bone Reveals a Big Find in Human Evolution

Oldest humanlike hand bone dates back 2M years: study

(Newser) - Scientists have stumbled upon the oldest known fossil of a hand bone that looks a lot like one found in your own hand, though this one is at least 1.84 million years old. Found in Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, the hominin bone—likely from the pinky of a left... More »

Wheaties Beer Is Happening, People

General Mills teams up with Minneapolis brewery to concoct 'HefeWheaties'

(Newser) - These Wheaties may not be so good with milk. Wheaties says it's partnering with a craft brewery to create a limited-edition beer, though the 16-ounce cans will only be available in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market starting Aug. 26, according to Wheaties parent company General Mills. General Mills says the... More »

Study: Women Are Hurt More by Breakups, But…

...they bounce back quicker than males

(Newser) - Ladies, we have good and bad news on the breakup front. The good news: You'll probably get over the split faster than your male ex. The bad news: You'll feel more pain in the meantime, according to a new study published in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences . Researchers asked 5,... More »

Study: Certain Carbs Can Up Your Risk of Depression

Added sugars, refined grains boost women's depression risk by 23%

(Newser) - Feeling depressed? Don't turn to PB&J on white bread in an attempt to make yourself feel better, especially if you're a woman. A diet high in certain carbohydrates—highly refined ones, like that bread, for instance—may bump up the risk of depression in postmenopausal women, per... More »

Bonobos Have This in Common With Human Babies

They too use identical noises that function in various contexts

(Newser) - Humans aren't the only species to speak baby talk, apparently. A new study published in the journal Peer J finds our closest living relatives communicate using high-pitched calls or "peeps" strangely similar to the sounds made by human babies before they can talk. Researcher Zanna Clay of the... More »

Age-Old Mystery About the Human Eye May Be Solved

We can see a single candle flame from 1.6 miles away, say astronomers

(Newser) - The power of human eyesight is often debated with a single question: How far can the human eye see a single candle flame? A quick Google search turns up guesses ranging from three to 30 miles, but no one has tried to find out for certain—partly because of the... More »

'Army of Moms' Patrols Chicago to Stop Shootings

But they say they need more adult involvement to keep their neighborhood safe

(Newser) - When 34-year-old Lucille Barnes was gunned down June 23 on the 7500 block of Chicago's Stewart Avenue, a group of local mothers wearing neon-pink shirts that said "Moms on Patrol" set up chairs on street corners to prevent retaliatory violence. The Mothers Against Senseless Killings volunteers organized by... More »

Restaurant Whose Kindness Went Viral Is Floundering

Okla. owner Ashley Jiron helps feed those in need and now needs help herself

(Newser) - As Ashley Jiron explains in a post on her Oklahoma restaurant's Facebook page , she's spent the past few weeks mulling over words that she really didn't want to say: "It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce P.B. Jams' permanent closing after... More »

Want to Exercise Harder? Turn to Beet Juice

Gatorade is so 2014

(Newser) - Want to exercise longer without feeling wiped out? A new study suggests adding beet juice to your diet. The research, published in the American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology , zeros in on nitrate, which is found in beet juice and converted to nitric oxide in the body;... More »

How Boa Constrictors Really Kill Their Prey

They cut off a prey's blood flow, which kills in minutes

(Newser) - Most people think constrictors like boas and anacondas squeeze the air out of their prey with their muscular coils. And most people are wrong, according to a new study that offers an entirely different theory. Dickinson College researcher Scott Boback explains that colleague Dave Hardy first noticed two decades ago... More »

Bighearted Bikers Find Missing Ring for Man's Widow

They searched in waist-high weeds to find ring of Rhonda Thill's deceased husband

(Newser) - When Rhonda Thill got husband Randy's belongings back after he died in a motorcycle crash last month, her heartbreak was compounded when his wedding ring wasn't among them, she tells Kare 11 . "It had to be somewhere," she says. "Maybe the force of the impact—... More »

Love the Beach? Know This About Fecal Contamination

Stay out of the water, but really stay off the sand

(Newser) - If your response to learning the local beach is closed due to fecal contamination is to wrinkle your nose and lay out your blanket for sunbathing on the sand, you may want to reconsider. A press release on a new study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology , notes... More »

'Mystery Shipwreck' Spotted Off US Coast

Scientists stumble on wreck in deep Atlantic waters

(Newser) - A newly discovered shipwreck off the North Carolina coast may show first-hand how Americans conducted business before the Civil War, the Washington Post reports. Marine scientists who stumbled on the find say it includes glass bottles, red bricks, ship timbers, a metal compass, an unglazed pottery jug, and an iron... More »

Firstborns Have Higher IQs —but There's a Catch

It's a difference of just one IQ point on average: study

(Newser) - Firstborns, get ready to throw this in your siblings' faces: A massive study of 377,000 high school students—the "biggest in history looking at birth order and personality," author Brent Roberts says—shows those born first tend to have higher IQs and different personality traits compared to... More »

Scientists Decide There Are 4 Kinds of Drunks

Are you an Ernest Hemingway drunk or a Mary Poppins drunk?

(Newser) - If you can "drink hells any amount of whiskey without getting drunk," you're an Ernest Hemingway drunk—and you're in good company. That's the finding of University of Missouri researchers who broke down the types of drunks into four distinct categories in a study published... More »

Scientists Discover What Makes Screams So Scary

They alert fear center of brain, and some are worse than others

(Newser) - What makes a scream a scream? New York University researchers tasked themselves with listening to people scream to find out and have published their findings in Current Biology . NYU psychology and neural science professor David Poeppel and his colleagues collected screams from YouTube, films, and 19 volunteers who screeched in... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB


NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   HitFix   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   The Frisky   |   Owler