Angus Chen appears in the following:
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Hanging out with dogs might be good for your health. A researcher reviews the science and discusses the very real link between dog ownership and reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
Monday, September 23, 2019
This year, 16 people have contracted Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare but deadly mosquito-borne virus. In communities at high risk, people are adapting by changing or canceling outdoor activities.
Monday, April 15, 2019
For some kids with anxiety disorders, a new study suggests the best treatment might be teaching their parents new parenting skills.
Sunday, September 02, 2018
A global development research organization's study suggests that there's little data showing whether growers benefit from sustainably certifying their coffee because they are difficult to monitor.
Monday, July 23, 2018
Brick transfers heat to dough more slowly than steel, allowing both crust and toppings to simultaneously reach perfection. In a home oven, that balance is elusive — but you might be able to get close.
Monday, June 11, 2018
For someone to become "hangry," context is key. People need to be in a negative situation or subject to negative stimuli to have a hangry response.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Scientists found that exposing rice to high levels of carbon dioxide causes it to lose valuable nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But some varieties are better at resisting than others.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Researchers are exhuming ancient dung from toilets of yore to reconstruct snapshots of food and lifestyle in bygone centuries. The parasites that show up in privies reveal a lot about what people ate.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Doctors have known that as people pack on the pounds, their sense of taste diminishes. New research in mice helps explain what's going on: Inflammation brought on by obesity may be killing taste buds.
Monday, March 05, 2018
Tech evangelists say consumer electronics that sense, stream and interpret vital signs will lead to better health and lower costs. But skeptics say reliability and privacy issues still loom.
Friday, December 29, 2017
A fire in the Bronx in New York City has left at least 12 people dead. Also, Doug Jones has been certified as the winner of Alabama's Senate election and Liberians have elected a new president.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Governments dole out millions each year. Researchers debate whether the payouts actually work. A new study from Uganda offers some answers.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
People who think others are more active tend to have shorter lifespans, even if they're actually getting the same amount of exercise. The social comparison could kill motivation, researchers say.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
From cute puppies in Guatemala to daring teens in Jordan, the feature lets users share video clips and photos from their daily lives. Is that a good thing — or is it just making us all voyeurs?
Thursday, June 29, 2017
The bacterium C. difficile causes one of the most common infections in hospitals and nursing homes. After climbing for decades, the rate of new infections is now falling.
Monday, June 19, 2017
A new report points to great progress in reducing deaths from diarrheal diseases. But as the low-income world sees progress, rates are inching up in wealthy countries, including the U.S.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The Department of Defense has increased protections for military personnel from exposure to lead from firearms. It can be a health problem for people using recreational shooting ranges, too.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Archaeological records show ancient humans sometimes ate each other. A new study suggests that hunting and eating other humans cost too much effort to be a regular thing. So why'd they do it?
Friday, March 31, 2017
Buy an unhealthy snack and these vending machines take away 25 seconds of your life you'll never get back. Healthy fare drops instantly. Research suggests this "time tax" helps us make better choices.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
A Swedish billionaire wants you to think of a better way to run the world — and get rid of problems like violence and extreme poverty.