Why Dogs Make Us Happy

It is no secret that dogs make us happy. Ask anyone who spends time with a pup on a regular basis and they will let you know just how much joy their tail-wagging companion delivers. In fact, according to a Dog Parent Study conducted by BarkBox, 71 percent of dog parents believe that their dogs have made them […]

Kliff Kingsbury: Remote drafting could actually help teams

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury’s just 40 years old, so he might be more comfortable than many of his brethren with the remote technology required to do football business during the coronavirus outbreak. He’d still prefer to be able to work with players because that’s what coaches do, but he knows that his burden is relative, […]

Creative insight triggers a neural reward signal

Creativity is one of humanity’s most distinctive abilities and enduring mysteries. Innovative ideas and solutions have enabled our species to survive existential threats and thrive. Yet, creativity cannot be necessary for survival because many species that do not possess it have managed to flourish far longer than humans. So what drove the evolutionary development of […]

G20 ministers to propose task force on next steps to help oil market

G20 energy ministers in their joint statement will propose setting up a task force to advise ministers on the steps needed to stabilise the oil markets amid the coronavirus pandemic, India’s oil ministry said in a statement on Friday. Although India’s fuel demand has slumped drastically due to a nation-wide lockdown to stem the spread […]

Facebook is introducing a Quiet Mode that mutes notifications, manages usage

Concerns that social media isn’t good for our mental health aren’t new, and with so many of us confined to our homes, we’re spending even more time on the apps. To help people better control their usage, Facebook is launching a ‘Quiet mode’ that mutes “most” push notifications and encourages users to stay off the […]

Aspiring Barista Uses Coffee Shop Supplies to Make Free Drinks for Essential Workers From His Window

Rather than twiddling his thumbs in self-isolation, this aspiring San Francisco barista has been making free coffee for essential workers passing by his window. Prior to the novel coronavirus shutdowns across California, Ben Ramirez had been taking barista classes with the hopes of eventually opening up his own coffee shop. Since Ramirez has been forced […]

Mike Gundy pushes for return to college football preparations by May 1

Oklahoma University has banned all in-person events on campus through July 31. The head coach of the Oklahoma State University program nevertheless believes that preparations for a college football season that may not happen at all should commence on May 1. “We have to have a plan, and the plan right now is for them […]

New study shows how oxygen transfer is altered in diseased lung tissue

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed tiny sensors that measure oxygen transport in bovine lung tissue. The study—which establishes a new framework for observing the elusive connection between lung membranes, oxygen flow and related disease—is published in the journal Nature Communications. “The membranes that encase lungs and […]

U.S. Energy Secretary tells G20 all nations should help reduce oil surplus

U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette on Friday described a dire situation in global energy markets, saying that the coronavirus pandemic and massive oil surplus have created a lethal combination. “This is a time for all nations to seriously examine what each can do to correct the supply/demand imbalance,” Brouillette said in prepared remarks for Friday’s […]

This photographer is taking lockdown portraits over FaceTime

Lockdown has disrupted everyone’s lives to varying degrees, and wedding photographers are some of the unluckier ones in terms of the impact on their careers — there aren’t any weddings happening, and even if there were it’d be unwise or impractical to attend. Yorkshire-based photographer Tim Dunk, however, has found a way to keep on […]