What do monsters eat? No one knew in the case of Vampyroteuthis infernalis, the vampire squid.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that high levels of urinary BPA — Bisphenol A, a chemical widely used to prevent metal corrosion in food packaging — are associated with an increased risk of childhood obesity.
Management consultants say 60 percent of senior execs experience high stress on a regular basis, and a thriving industry of motivational speakers teaches business leaders how to manage their corrosive burden of stress. But just how uneasy lies the head that wears the crown? Not very, it turns out. A new study reveals that those who sit atop the nation's political, military, business and nonprofit organizations are actually pretty chill. Compared with people of similar age, gender and ethnicity who haven't made it to the top, leaders pronounced themselves less stressed and anxious. And their levels of cortisol, a hormone that circulates at high levels in the chronically stressed, told the same story. The source of the leaders' relative serenity was pretty simple: control. "Leaders possess a particular psychological resource -- a sense of control -- that may buffer against stress," the Harvard University research team reported in Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. LOS ANGELES TIMES
Scientists discovered that April quakes were part of never-before-seen event: The splitting of a tectonic plate.
Scientists found that male DNA can linger in mothers' brains for her lifetime. Summary.
An experimental drug can improve sociability in patients with fragile X syndrome and may be helpful as a treatment for autism, a new study said.
Space shuttle Endeavour will spend its last flying day Friday not rocketing into space, but doing what most tourists do when visiting California: Taking in the state Capitol, Golden Gate Bridge and the Hollywood Sign.