Shrimps and worms among first animals to recover after largest mass extinction – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Researchers studying ancient sea bed burrows and trails have discovered that bottom burrowing animals were among the first to bounce back after the end-Permian mass extinction. Credit: By artist Yaqi Jiang (A, Permian, B, Early Triassic Griesbachian, C, Early Triassic Smithian) Researchers studying ancient sea bed burrows and trails have discovered that bottom burrowing animals … Read more

Citizen science hints that N.H. bats may be starting to recover

It’s a sad reality that most wildlife projects for citizen scientists are created to quantify bad news, usually by counting the shrinking numbers of some plant, animal or bug struggling against climate change and habitat loss. So let’s celebrate the New Hampshire Bats Count project for finding what appears to be good news, even if … Read more

Glaciers Might Not Be Able To Recover From Climate Change

A crack in Petermann Ice Shelf was observed by an international team of scientists during the Oden expedition in 2019. These cracks can eventually grow across the entire ice shelf, leading to the release of large icebergs into the ocean and potentially breakup of the ice shelf. Credit: Martin Jakobsson Ice shelves are floating extensions … Read more

How to deal with trauma and recover from frightening events

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. It’s natural to be afraid after something scary or dangerous happens. When you feel you’re in danger, your body responds with a rush of chemicals that make you more alert. This is called the “flight or fight” response. It helps us survive life-threatening events. But the brain’s response to frightening events … Read more

Can taking vitamins and supplements help you recover from COVID?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Australia’s surge in COVID cases this year has seen many people looking for ways to protect themselves or boost their immunity and recovery. An upswing in sales of dietary supplements has followed. In Australia, the Therapeutic Goods Administration includes vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, plant extracts and microbiome supplements under the … Read more

Discovery about coral-algal symbiosis could help coral reefs recover after bleaching events – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Corals are keystone species for reef and marine ecosystems but coral bleaching due to climate change and ocean warming is killing them. A new open access study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside, aims to shed light on how to reverse the damage and save corals. Corals are keystone species for reef and … Read more

People can recover and thrive after mental illness, study finds

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Past research on mental illness has focused mostly on chronic and recurring mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders that keep people from thriving and enjoying life. Scientists from the University of South Florida found that many people who have suffered from mental illness are able to thrive and lead high-functioning lives. … Read more

Second opinion helped health-conscious nurse practitioner finally recover after heart event at 34

Credit: Ashley Breaux. As a nurse practitioner who is passionate about helping patients make better lifestyle choices, Ashley Breaux admits she may be a bit more anxious about her own health than most people. “I’m hypervigilant,” she said, noting she has always eaten a healthy diet, exercised up to five days a week and kept … Read more

Here’s How The Human Brain Reboots Itself After The Deep Sleep of Anesthesia

You may well have spent hours wondering what your laptop is up to as it takes its time to boot up. Scientists have asked the same question of the human brain: How exactly does it restart after being anesthetized, in a coma, or in a deep sleep? Using a group of 30 healthy adults who … Read more

How to recover deleted files

No worries, mate. Tim Gouw / Unsplash This story has been updated. It was originally published on May 30, 2017. Now that we’re living in a mostly digital world, it’s a lot easier than it used to be to accidentally delete that precious family photo or important bank statement. One slip of the finger, and … Read more