A recent Swedish study has shown that children with older fathers are more likely to contract bipolar disorder than those of younger fathers. This study brought the scientific community's attention to the connection between mental disorders and paternal age.
Our bewilderment as to why flies are hard to swat may have come to an end after a team of Caltech researchers studied closely flies' escape behavior. By following their actions in rapid time scales, through high-resolution high-speed imaging, they found flies perform a series of movements to adjust their posture and avert their predator. The study was published online on August 28th in Current Biology.
On the morning of September 10, a team of scientists at CERN tested their 20-year-old, $9 billion investment dubbed the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a colossal underground 17-mile particle accelerator.
Great relief is what Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients must have felt when; Dr David Sheppard from the University of Bristol, UK presented his works on CF treatment at the BA festival of science (an annual international conference organized by the British Association for the advancement of science) in Liverpool on 9th of September 2008. The doctors seem to have moved a step closer to the effective treatment.
A recent study at Johns Hopkins University regarding energy drinks has raised doubts over the safety of popular energy drinks such as Red Bull, Monster and Full Throttle, which many adolescents and college students indulge in as regularly as they would soft drinks.