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Quitting Smoking Means Gaining Weight, But Why?

If you quit smoking, you often gain weight. Researchers have now investigated in twins how big the difference is and whether this is also due to genes. They come to an unequivocal conclusion. Weight gain is one of the great […]

Is The New WHO Classification System For Stillbirths Feasible In Low-Resource Settings?

Every year, an estimated 2.6 million stillbirths occur, which is over 7,000 deaths every day. The majority of these deaths (98%) occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), with sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia carrying the highest burden. One of […]

Does The Arrow Of Time Apply To Quantum Systems?

Does the arrow of time still point forward even in quantum systems? A new experiment seems to imply yes, quantum systems obey the arrow of time—at least most of the time. A new study from researchers at Washington University in […]

Study Finds California’s Ban On Personal Vaccine Exemptions Cut Rate Of Unvaccinated Children By Half

A recent study has examined the results of California’s decision to ban personal belief exemptions for vaccinations. According to the study, the rate of unvaccinated children dropped from 9.8% in 2013 to just 4.87% in 2017, a decrease of approximately […]

Using Descriptive Social Norms To Improve Immunization Compliance

In recent years, immunization rates for children in the United States have been steadily declining in conjunction with an increase in reported outbreaks of infectious diseases. In general, evidence suggests that vaccine rates decline as children age: they are highest […]

Game Designed To Innoculate People Against Fake News Help Increase Skepticism

A recent study done at the University of Cambridge showed that having people play a simple game which showed them the tricks used to disseminate fake news increased their resistance to, or skepticism about, fake news. Disinformation, or “fake news”, […]

Where Is Bora Bora Located On A Map?

Bora-Bora is the island group found in the Pacific Ocean between Australia and South America. It is part of  the region of French Polynesia, which is a country incorporated into France and comprised of 118 different atolls and islands. Bora-Bora […]

Labeled Periodic Table

The periodic table of the elements is a representation of all of the chemical elements that have been discovered. The elements on the periodic table run from top to bottom and left to right in order of increasing atomic number, […]

What Are Expressed Powers: Definition And Examples

With respect to the United States legal and political system, the expressed powers (also called enumerated powers or delegated powers) are those powers and capacities explicitly granted to Congress in the Constitution. The expressed powers are listed in Article I, Section 8 of […]

Biggest Cities In The US By Population And Area

Are you curious about what the biggest cities in the United States are? This is actually a somewhat difficult question to answer. It depends on whether or not you define “biggest city” by land area or by population. In terms […]