Maanvi Singh

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When Did Humans Start Shaping Earth's Fate? An Epoch Debate

Monday, April 06, 2015

Some scientists suggest calling the era we live in the Anthropocene, to denote the time when humans came to dominate Earth's fate. But did it start with farming, the atom bomb or other event?


How Advances In Battlefield Medicine Can Save Civilians' Lives

Friday, April 03, 2015

About 10 years ago, Dr. Swaminatha Mahadevan was conducting research at a Nepalese hospital, when he witnessed something that would never have happened back home in California.

An older man had been in a road accident and was thrown from a car. He was lying on a hospital gurney. He ...


New York City To Teens: TXT ME With Mental Health Worries

Friday, March 27, 2015

The majority of teenagers with mental health issues don't get help. But maybe if help were just a text message away — they wouldn't be so hesitant to reach out.

That's the thinking behind NYC Teen Text, a pilot program at 10 New York public high schools that allows teens ...


How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking

Thursday, March 26, 2015

My father usually starts off his curries by roasting a blend of cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, anise, cumin and bay leaves. Then he incorporates the onions, garlic and ginger — and then tomatoes and chilies and a touch of cream.

The North Indian cuisine I grew up eating is about melding ...


Teens Say They Change Clothes And Do Homework While Driving

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

While most teenagers recognize that texting while driving is a bad idea, they may be less clear about the risk of other activities – like changing clothes.

Twenty-seven percent of teens say they sometimes change clothes and shoes while driving, a study finds. They also reported that they often change ...


He's 14. He Was A Child Soldier. He's Suicidal. How Can He Be Saved?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The boy was abducted by the Lord's Liberation Army to serve as a child soldier when he was 7. He had been forced to kill his uncle with a machete.

At 14, he escaped and made his way back to his parents. But he wasn't himself.

He couldn't sleep at ...


For Young People In Rural Areas, Suicide Poses A Growing Threat

Monday, March 09, 2015

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults, and those who live in rural areas are especially at risk.

For young people between the ages of 10 and 24, the suicide rates in rural areas are nearly double those of urban areas, according to a ...


College Help For Students Cuts Drinking, But Not For Long

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Most colleges require students to go through some sort of alcohol education program. When I was a freshman in college, I was required to play a video game that involved helping Franklin the frog navigate through various college parties without succumbing to alcohol poisoning. (Easy, Frank, remember to hydrate).

Other ...


Younger Women Hesitate To Say They're Having A Heart Attack

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Each year more than 15,000 women under the age of 55 die of heart disease in the United States. And younger women are twice as likely to die after being hospitalized for a heart attack as men in the same age group.

It doesn't help that women tend to delay ...


Hammered And Heedless: Do Dangerous Drinking Videos Harm Teens?

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Type "drunk," "hammered," or "trashed" into YouTube's search bar and some pretty unsavory videos are likely to turn up.

And that can't be good for teenagers and young adults, researchers say. User-generated YouTube videos portraying dangerous drinking get hundreds of millions of views online, according a study published Friday ...


Salty, Sweet, Sour. Is It Time To Make Fat The Sixth Taste?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Your tongue doubtless knows the difference between a high-fat food and the low-fat alternative. Full-fat ice cream and cream cheese feel silkier and more sumptuous. Burgers made with fatty meat are typically juicer than burgers made with lean meat.

OK, so, we've long known fat gives food a desirable texture. ...


Scientists Weigh In On What Can Mend A Broken Heart

Monday, February 16, 2015

Anyone who has suffered a break up knows it can take time to get over it. While wallowing in self pity isn't a great idea, reflecting on a recent break up can help speed up the healing process.


Apps Can Speed The Search For Love, But Nothing Beats A Real Date

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Trying to find a date on the Tinder feels a bit like playing a video game. You quickly browse through photos on your phone. If he's cute swipe right, and the app will let you know if he likes you back. If he's posing with a fancy car or a ...


Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

College is in many ways a time to learn life skills. But students often get so bogged down building up their resumes and studying for that Rocket Science 101 midterm that they've got no time left for the basics — like cooking.

"I've had a student say to me, 'I ...


Why Cambodians Never Get 'Depressed'

Monday, February 02, 2015

People in Cambodia experience what we Americans call depression. But there's no direct translation for the word "depression" in the Cambodian Khmer language. Instead, people may say thelea tdeuk ceut, which literally means "the water in my heart has fallen."

Anxious or depressed Haitians, on the other hand, may use ...


College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Emily Hu is a veritable master chef of the dorm room.

No oven? No problem. The college student is skilled at navigating the cooking limitations of campus living — she can whip up cakes with just four ingredients and a microwave, and make muffins in a toaster oven.

Her blog, ...


Pediatricians Say Don't Lock Up Teenagers For Using Marijuana

Monday, January 26, 2015

Across the country, efforts to make marijuana more accessible have quickly gained traction. Medical marijuana is now legal in 23 states and in four states and the District of Columbia, recreational use is legal as well.

Science, however, hasn't quite caught up. Largely due to its illegal status, there's been ...


Young Women And Men Seek More Equal Roles At Work And Home

Friday, January 23, 2015

Young women these days are encouraged to lean in, to want and have it all. And national polls show the idea that a woman's place is in the home has been losing traction among young people since the 1960s.

Given the option, the majority of young men and women ...


Teens Who Skimp On Sleep Now Have More Drinking Problems Later

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sleep-deprived teenagers find it difficult to focus in class, and they're more likely get sick. They are also more likely to develop problems with alcohol later on, according to a study published Friday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

The study included teens who suffered from conditions like ...


Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Science Can Help

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My boyfriend and I were together for over three years, and then we weren't. The days after the breakup involved lots of crying, and an embarrassing amount of Taylor Swift.

A couple of weeks later, once I was able to will myself out of sweatpants, my friend Eric — who ...