Babies are willing to give up food, showing altruism begins in infancy, study says

Picture this: a 19-month-old hungry baby picks up a delicious snack, but instead of gobbling it up gives it to an adult who appears to want it, too. Now imagine dozens of different babies of the same age doing the same. And that’s exactly what happened during a study published Tuesday that tests the beginnings of altruism in humans.

Read more

Prehistoric scorpion is earliest known animal to venture from sea onto land

(CNN) A 437 – million-year old scorpion was the earliest known creature to venture from sea onto land, a new study has found, shedding new light on one of the earliest chapters in the planet’s evolutionary history. Scientists believe the fossilized remains of the prehistoric scorpion are the oldest

Read more

New Diet Trend in the U.S.A: Intermittent Fasting

The latest diet trend in America is also an ancient human activity. The activity is fasting, or not eating food for a set amount of time. Social media apps and Facebook groups are appearing for people who do “intermittent fasting,” or fasting on a part-time basis.

Read more

People with depression are often told to exercise. What if they can’t?

The notion that physical activity helps patients with depression has been well documented in medical research: in fact, a 2011 study found that“exercise compares favourably to antidepressant medications” as a way to treat mild to moderate depression. However, the motivation and energy needed to exercise are often directly at odds with the symptoms of the mood disorder.

Read more

How to kick-start your brain in the morning (and no, we don’t just mean coffee)

The alarm goes off and you shudder awake, unsure of where you are. Groggily you recognize your room and slowly roll out of bed thinking, “It can’t be morning. Didn’t I just go to bed?”Called sleep inertia, it happens when you suddenly snap out of REM sleep — a deeper stage of sleep where

Read more