Science

October 15, 2021

Study Suggests Taking 7,000 Steps a Day for Health Benefits

It has often been said that 10,000 steps a day is good for your health. However, this number of steps can be difficult to achieve with busy schedules or if one has not been walking regularly. While any steps are good steps, a new study published by JAMA Network in Nutrition, Obesity, and Exercise suggests that the threshold of 7,000 steps brings with it significant health benefits.

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October 7, 2021

Scientists Discover Fossil of Prehistoric Whale With Legs and Killer Teeth

Whales today are amphibious—catching krill or leaping to capture unsuspecting seals, depending on the whale species. While some species like humpbacks are regarded as gentle giants, the prehistoric ancestors of modern whales were rather more frightening. A team of Egyptian paleontologists recently published their discovery of a 43-million-year-old fossilized whale with four legs and a powerful jaw.

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September 30, 2021

New Algorithm Accurately Spots Early Signs of Brain Changes Before Alzheimer’s Disease

Doctors need to be skilled diagnosticians; however, future technologies are bound to aid them in determining the diseases their patients suffer from. Artificial intelligence offers vast possibilities within the medical field, promising to increase accuracy and decrease time spent on certain tasks. Lithuanian researchers have made a significant breakthrough. They trained an algorithm to examine fMRI brain scans and identify the early signs of Alzheimer's Disease with an impressive accuracy of over 99%.

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September 27, 2021

Researchers Discover Fossilized Footprints of First Humans in North America

Ancient fossil footprints found at White Sands National Park in New Mexico have recently been discovered to belong to some of the first humans in North America. First spotted by the park’s Resource Manager David Bustos, these ossified tracks give a fascinating window into life in the area thousands of years ago. Archeologists and researchers from Bournemouth University, the National Park Service, the U.S.

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