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New research has found an association between brain structure and ADHD. (Illustration from Pixabay)

Science Weekly: Links between brain structure and ADHD found

Kellie Plumhof March 1, 2017

A study published in “The Lancet Psychiatry” has linked attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with brain development delays. This is the largest study surrounding ADHD to date, with...

Research has found a link between brain shape and personality. (Source: Pixabay)

Science Weekly: Brain shape linked to personality traits

Kellie Plumhof February 21, 2017

Brain shape might play a role in behavior and mental health disorders, according to new research from a group of researchers from the United States, United Kingdom and Italy.Antonio Terracciano, professor...

Star Wars movies were Lei Wangs first exposure to holograms. Wang leads a team of student physicists in creating holographic images with their invention. (Source: MovieStillsDB)

Science Weekly: Holographic communications within reach

Kellie Plumhof January 31, 2017

The world is one step closer to communicating via hologram, thanks to a group of physicists from The Australian National University. The team invented a small device which has the ability to create high-quality...

Graphic by Alex Flitton

Does fiery food fuel longevity?

Kellie Plumhof January 17, 2017

If you like spicy food, you may be on the path to living longer, according to a new study from the researchers at Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Hot chili peppers were...

A new study from researchers in Quebec said that e-cigarette vapors kill the cells in the mouth that are the first line of defense. (Source: Tribune News Service) Photo credit: Tribune News Service

E-cig vapors causing mouth cells to die

Kellie Plumhof November 23, 2016

In 2003 Hon Lik, a pharmacist, inventor and smoker, invented the first electronic cigarette that was commercially successful. Since its inception, the e-cigarette has grown in popularity. A team...

New research from Dorothy Espelage, education psychologist, shows that college students who were bullied as children reported higher levels of depression, anxiety and PTSD. (Source: Tribune News Service) Photo credit: Tribune News Service

Science Weekly: Effects of bullying are long-lasting

Kellie Plumhof September 6, 2016

Children are often taught a simple rhyme to help them deal with bullying at school. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Despite the reassurance of the rhyme,...

Scientists study the brain to better understand habitual behavior. (Photo Illustration by Emily Crooks / The Signpost)

Science Weekly: How the brain handles habits

Kellie Plumhof June 6, 2016

I'm a nail-biter. It's a bad, bad habit. However, I have a good habit of always putting my seatbelt on before starting my car. Scientists have recently gone behind the scenes to better understand what...

Science Weekly: Childhood Neglect Linked to Adult Depression

Science Weekly: Childhood Neglect Linked to Adult Depression

Chris Sessions December 2, 2015

While this may not come as a shock to most, adult depression has been linked directly to childhood neglect in a recent study conducted by researchers at Duke University and the University of Texas...

Science Weekly: Fingerprints aglow to help officers

Kellie Plumhof October 27, 2015

Law enforcement has been using fingerprint technology to aid investigations for over 100 years now. While the science behind fingerprints has improved over the years, a new study by scientist Kang Liang...

Science weekly: New study casts doubt on solar causes for global warming

Chris Sessions August 31, 2015

The sun provides a great deal of earth’s energy. If you doubt this, try taking a step outside on a sunny August day, and you will be made a believer. There have been some suggestions, however, that...

Science Weekly: Making batteries out of packing peanuts

March 24, 2015

The last thing you probably think about when you see packing peanuts is that they would make great battery material. Researchers at Purdue University have converted packing peanuts into high-performance,...

Science Weekly: Study finds closing eyes helps memory recall

January 20, 2015

For students taking a test, recalling information studied the night before can be stressful. Closing your eyes may in fact help you recall more information when it's crunch time in the testing center...

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