Cadaver dogs have been used since the mid-1970s to assist police in searching for dead bodies. They have been trained to track through incliment weather and to distinguish the difference between human and animal remains. How they've been able to master the latter may have recently been uncovered by reserachers. A new study reveals that decomposing humans emit a very distinct "singular chemical cocktail", Science reports.
Sedentary behavior has come under increased scrutiny in recent years for its association with higher mortality rates and overall negative impact on individual's health, however, "little is known about how fidgeting behaviors might modify the association" writes authors of the study 'Sitting Time, Fidgeting, and All-Cause Mortality in UK Women's Cohort Study'.
We've all been there - sometimes you just stay up too late. Whether the cause was a night out with friends, binge watching TV, or getting sucked into the pages of a book, when that alarm clock goes off the next morning your groggy, irritable, and more or less just not yourself. Science proves you're not alone. A study recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience shows that a lack of sleep may inhibit your ability to process and control your emotions.
A 54-year-old Spanish cancer patient received the first ever 3D printed titanium sternum and rib cage implant. After suffering from a chest wall sarcoma, the patient needed to have his sternum and a portion of his ribcage replaced. Typically, these type of replacements are very difficult, due to the complexity and highly individualized nature of the required implant. In this instance, his surgical team at Salamanca University Hospital decided to utilize a technology that's becoming more widely utilized in the medical field: 3D printing.
Condemned by the Surgeon General and a multitude of studies, it's no secret that smoking is bad for your health. However, there appear to be some individuals who remain completely uneffected by the countless number of smoking-related side effects. Take Zhang Shunqing for example, who, as of 2007 was 100 years old and had outlived his daughter, but had started smoking and drinking brown liquor at the age of 20.