Quick Take

 
 
  • Cows Burp Enough Methane to Be Spotted by Satellites Methane from cattle burping in a California feed lot has been detected on satellites in something scientists say sheds light on how agriculture may be contributing to climate change.
  • There's a Shortage of Cadavers for Surgeons to Practice Not enough people are donating their bodies to science, and this is affecting surgeons' ability to hone their skills by practicing on cadavers, according to a new study.
  • One Fifth of the World's Reptiles Face Extinction More than one fifth of the world's reptiles are in danger of extinction, according to the first-of-its-kind global study of 10,000 species conducted.
  • Sleep Disorders Lead to Risky Driving Habits Among people who suffer from sleep apnea, driving habits become riskier as their problem with sleep progresses, according to researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine.
  • The World's Coral Reefs Could Disappear in 30 Years The world's oceans are facing dire threats, and the coral reef ecosystems of the world will become functionally degraded by 2050 without urgent intervention, according to a new study.
  • People Have Become More Willing to Accept and Excuse Lies People are willing to ignore facts and excuse falsehoods and misinformation if they feel it’s possible the lies could become true eventually, according to a new study.
  • Vegan Dogs May Be Healthier Nutritionally sound vegan diets for dogs may be healthier and less hazardous than conventional or raw meat-based diets, according to a study by the UK's University of Winchester.
  • Late-Onset Alcohol Abuse Could Be a Sign of Dementia People who start abusing alcohol later in life may have an underlying neurologic condition such as dementia, according to researchers.
  • Plastic Pollution Is Affecting Habitats and Climate in the Arctic Although the Arctic is considered remote and pristine, plastic pollution has found its way to its water, beaches, ice, and the seafloor and is affecting climate change, according to a new report.
  • There's a Reason People Love Puppy-Dog Eyes An anatomic feature shared by humans and dogs has helped domesticated canines develop an ability to mimic and respond to human emotions, according to a study from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
  • Study Shows That Fish Can Count Even though they don't have cerebral cortexes like humans, cichlids and stingrays can perform simple addition and subtraction, according to researchers from the University of Bonn.
  • Women Are Perceived as Happy Whereas Men Are Seen as Angry Humans have built in biases that perceive voices and faces as male when angry or as female if they are happy, according to researchers from the University of Essex in the UK.
  • Drunk Monkeys Help Explain Why Humans Love Booze Primates of various species tend to seek out ripe, fermented fruit, and that is shedding light on the enjoyment and abuse of alcohol by humans, according to researchers.
  • Shape Shifting Magnetic Slime Could Retrieve Things From Your Body A magnetic slime that can be maneuvered to navigate tight spaces could be used to retrieve items in your body, according to scientists from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Sea Snail Venom Could Lead to New Painkillers Chemicals found in the venom of the sea-dwelling cone snail are being used to develop less addictive painkillers, according to researchers at the University of Glasgow.
  • Being Spiritual Is Good for Your Heart Heart failure patients’ quality of life improves as they become more spiritual, according to researchers at Duke University Hospital.
  • Starving Manatees May Help Predict Changes in Global Ecosystems The changes in Florida's ecosystem causing manatees to starve to death are being watched closely across the globe where there are fears that similar changes could affect other systems.
  • The Milky Way Is 2 Billion Years Older Than Believed The Milky Way was formed 13 billion years ago ― 2 billion years earlier than previously believed, according to an analysis from the European Space Agency's Gaia mission.
  • Eating Cranberries Can Help Your Heart Consuming cranberries for a month can improve cardiovascular function in healthy adults, according to a study done by the researchers in Germany.
  • Arctic and Antarctic Both Being Hit by Heat Waves The Arctic and the Antarctic were hit by unprecedented heat waves last week, causing snow and ice to melt at unprecedented rates in both poles, according to reports.