Spirituality
Dazzling 'Temple of Colored Marbles' Honoring Roman God Discovered in Italy  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Archaeologists have discovered a 1,600-year-old temple called the "Mithraeum of Colored Marbles," where Romans would have worshipped the god Mithras. more
Providers in Catholic health care systems report multiple barriers to contraception provision  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Secular and Protestant hospital providers report fewer limitations on contraceptive care versus providers working in Catholic systems, according to recent research from the University... more
Supporting students in Puerto Rico after a hurricane’s devastation  MIT · 3 days
Postdoc Héctor De Jesús-Cortés works to build up the STEM pipeline from his homeland to MIT and beyond. more
New review explores relationship between yoga practice and brain health  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists have known for decades that aerobic exercise strengthens the brain and contributes to the growth of new neurons, but few studies have examined how yoga affects the... more
Experts review evidence yoga is good for the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have known for decades that aerobic exercise strengthens the brain and contributes to the growth of new neurons, but few studies have examined how yoga affects the brain. A... more
Sleep fragmentation, microglial aging, and cognitive impairment in adults with and without Alzheimers dementia  Science Magazine · 5 days
Sleep disruption is associated with cognitive decline and dementia in older adults; however, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. In rodents,... more
Buried Christian (and Pagan) Basilica Discovered in Ethiopia's 'Lost Kingdom' of Aksum  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
An ancient church from the fourth century, containing both early Christian and what may be pagan artifacts, has been unearthed in a buried town... more
Buried Christian (and Pagan) Church Discovered in Ethiopia's 'Lost Kingdom' of Aksum  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
An ancient church from the fourth century, containing both early Christian and what may be pagan artifacts, has been unearthed in a buried town... more
Quake rattles Tuscany, no injuries reported  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An earthquake struck Tuscany north of Florence on Monday, sending frightened people into the street in the middle of the night, opening up cracks in walls and damaging a church. more
As his wife’s caregiver, a doctor discovers what’s missing at health care’s core  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Caring for someone with a serious illness stretches people spiritually and emotionally, often beyond what they might have thought possible. more
GRID3 project aims to put everyone on the map  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the U.S., our Constitution mandates that a census takes place every 10 years. Other countries tend to have similar standards. Yet some parts of the world have not conducted... more
Radar Uncovers Viking Ship Buried on Norway Farm  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The remains of a Viking ship have been discovered on a farm near a medieval church at Edøy, on the island of Smøla, in Norway. more
Researchers discover regulatory map of the human EphB4 gene  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Pierluigi Scalia and coworkers at the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, and the affiliated Italian research organization ISOPROG, have announced the regulatory... more
If our plan fails, can we improvise?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There is an old Yiddish proverb that says "Man plans and God laughs". Most—if not all—of us have experienced the truth of this proverb, and faced the failure of our plans. No matter how... more
Atlantic haven is a test bed for planet's sickly oceans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Clad in diving gear or oilskins and gumboots, a team of scientists and activists spent weeks in the South Atlantic, enduring storms and choppy seas to check up... more
Extra virgin olive oil boosts brain power  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have found that extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) could help boost brain power and help halt the progression of the effects of aging... more
Study finds increase in overall rate of exposure to natural psychoactive substances  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Natural substances with psychoactive effects have been used by people for religious, medicinal and recreational purposes for millennia. more
Prayers can crowd out donations for disaster victims  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
People who offer prayers for victims of natural disasters may be less likely to donate to those victims, according to research by a University of Wyoming economist. more
Researchers discover cellular origins of pediatric brain tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A research team led by Dr. Claudia Kleinman, an investigator at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, together with Dr. Nada Jabado, of the Research Institute of the McGill... more
Study finds lower rates of premature death and cancer in Seventh-day Adventists  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A recent study found lower rates of premature death and cancer in Seventh-day Adventists, a Protestant denomination long known for health promotion, compared with... more
Medical News Today: 8 yoga poses to relieve constipation  MNT · 3 weeks
Constipation is a common complaint, but yoga poses can help by stimulating the digestive system and relieving gas. Learn more about yoga poses for constipation here. more
8 yoga poses to relieve constipation  MNT · 3 weeks
Constipation is a common complaint, but yoga poses can help by stimulating the digestive system and relieving gas. Learn more about yoga poses for constipation here. more
Universality and diversity in human song  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
What is universal about music, and what varies? We built a corpus of ethnographic text on musical behavior from a representative sample of the world’s societies, as well as a discography of audio recordings. The ethnographic... more
Medical News Today: Hair loss on temples: Everything you need to know  MNT · 4 weeks
There are several potential reasons why a person might lose hair on the temples. Read on to find out the various causes and their... more
Escher's angels and demons woodcut predicts how matter deforms  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Dutch artist M.C. Escher's most famous drawing, "Circle Limit IV (Heaven and Hell)", shows angels and demons in a tessellation that fills a circle without empty spaces. This masterful woodcut... more
A sperm peptide enhances long-term memory in female Drosophila  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Can mating influence cognitive functions such as learning and memory in a permanent way? We have addressed this question using a combined behavioral and in vivo imaging approach, finding that... more
Drones, lasers to help unravel the mysteries of a Mediterranean island  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A quarry, a prison site or a religious location? Purdue University engineering and liberal arts researchers are using drones to help answer the question about the... more
E-meditation: Coupling cutting-edge brain stimulation with mindfulness  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
We live in a society plagued by burnout. Our hyper-connectivity, sustained through the pulse of WiFi, leaves little room for quiet. This constant stimulation can cause stress, which is a risk factor for a... more
Yoga and physical therapy as treatment for chronic lower back pain also improves sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need... more
Yoga and physical therapy effective in treating co-occurring sleep disturbance, back pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to... more
How religion can heighten or help with financial stress  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Churchgoers who are strapped for cash may experience a spike in anxiety when the donation plate is passed. However, knowing they have a church family to support them in times... more
Antibiotics from the sea  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The team led by Prof. Christian Jogler of Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, has succeeded in cultivating several dozen marine bacteria in the laboratory—bacteria that had previously been paid little attention. The researchers then carried out a functional characterisation of the... more
BGU researchers discover gene that causes nighttime atrial fibrillation  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Genetic studies spanning three generations of a Persian Jewish family by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. have identified a gene that causes nighttime atrial fibrillation (AFib). more
Luxembourg firm enabling peek inside asteroid  ESA · 4 weeks
ESA’s Juventas is a tiny spacecraft assigned a very big goal. Small enough to fit in an aircraft carry-on bag, this nanosatellite would be... more
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