Read more about the article Birdsong Can Boost Mental Health, Says Study
Image shows the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), undated photo. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany and the Universitatsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf showed that birdsong reduces anxiety and irrational thoughts in a study from October 2022. (Universitatsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)/Newsflash)

Birdsong Can Boost Mental Health, Says Study

A new study has revealed that birdsong can boost mental health and have a positive effect on a person's mood and cognition. The study - of nearly 300 subjects - shows that while harsh sounds like traffic noise can worsen our mood, birdsong can relieve anxiety and paranoid thoughts. Newsflash…

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Read more about the article Saltwater Lagoon In Spain First Ecosystem To Be Granted ‘Human Rights’ In Europe
Picture shows the votes in the Senate of Spain for the proposal of law, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. (@Senadoesp/Newsflash)

Saltwater Lagoon In Spain First Ecosystem To Be Granted ‘Human Rights’ In Europe

The Mar Menor in Spain has become Europe’s first ecosystem with the equivalent of "human rights". This means that the seaside saltwater lagoon found in Murcia, Spain, now enjoys a similar legal status to that of people and organisations. The saltwater lagoon’s new legal status came into effect after the…

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Read more about the article Hungarian Government Fires Chief Meteorologist After Wrong Weather Forecast
Kornelia Radics, the president of the National Meteorological Service (OMSZ), poses in an undated photo. She was dismissed by Minister of Technology and Industry, Laszlo Palkovics, as of Monday, Aug. 22, 2022. (Newsflash)

Hungarian Government Fires Chief Meteorologist After Wrong Weather Forecast

Hungary's government has sacked the chief and vice-chief of the state meteorological service after an incorrect weather forecast led to fireworks for Hungary's Statehood Day in the capital being cancelled. Chairwoman Dr Kornelia Radics and Vice-Chair Gyula Horvath were dismissed from the Hungarian Meteorological Service (OMSZ) with immediate effect after…

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Read more about the article Five-Year-Old Dies After Drinking Iced Water
Egyptian boy, Samir Mohamed, 5, poses in an undated photo. He died after drinking cold water in Tanta city, Egypt. (Newsflash)

Five-Year-Old Dies After Drinking Iced Water

A five-year-old boy collapsed and died after drinking ice cold water while he was playing with pals in 40 C temperatures. Samir Mohamed was riding his bike in the Egyptian city of Tanta, located between Cairo and Alexandria, when he stopped to take a drink of iced water. However, the…

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Read more about the article Artificial Human Tissue On A Chip Could Replace Animal Testing
Star shaped patters are created (left), into which the cells can grow (right). (Technische Universitat Wien/Newsflash)

Artificial Human Tissue On A Chip Could Replace Animal Testing

Animal testing could slowly be replaced with experiments using artificial tissue thanks to groundbreaking work using lasers done by the Vienna technical University TU Wien. The idea behind the research was the creation of artificial organs in a procedure known as delivering an "organ on a chip" or "human on…

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Brazilian Bug Discovery Could Spur Red Propolis Production

Scientists in Brazil have finally identified an insect as the key agent in the production of red propolis, a coveted extract praised for its anti-inflammatory effect. The new species of beetle in the family Buprestidae - now called Agrilus propolis by scientists - was discovered in the northeastern state of…

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Read more about the article Adriatic Ecosystems Withstand Major Climate Shifts But Wither Under Human Impact
Adriatic mollusks have proven to be incredibly resilient to climate change, weathering the last ice age with nearly no long-term effects. (Fabio Negri/Newsflash)

Adriatic Ecosystems Withstand Major Climate Shifts But Wither Under Human Impact

Human activities rather than climate change are having a more devastating effect on mollusk communities according to new research. An analysis of more than 70,000 fossils indicates that mollusk communities were incredibly resilient to major climatic shifts during the last ice age. Scientists from the Florida Museum of Natural History…

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Read more about the article Cats, Dogs And Even Goldfish Now Legally Considered Family Members Under New Laws In Spain
A dog in Spain, where pets are considered to be a part of the family under the law from 5th January . (Newsflash)

Cats, Dogs And Even Goldfish Now Legally Considered Family Members Under New Laws In Spain

Pets, including cats, dogs and even goldfish, are now considered family members under new laws in Spain with implications regarding shared custody when couples break up. The new law, which deems that household pets are now legally considered family members, and not mere objects, as is the case in many…

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Read more about the article German Doctor Sparks Outrage By Refusing To Treat Unvaccinated Patients
The notice on the door of the doctors office that the doctor only treats vaccinated patients, in Leipzig , Germany, in December, 2021. (Newsflash)

German Doctor Sparks Outrage By Refusing To Treat Unvaccinated Patients

A German doctor has sparked outrage after announcing that his practice will only treat patients who have had the jab or who have recently recovered from COVID-19. The doctor, name not disclosed, hit the headlines in Germany this week after hanging a notice on the entrance to his clinic in…

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Read more about the article NASA Delivers Mars Weather Report Detailing How Changing Seasons On The Red Planet Impact Missions
The daily weather reports by NASA's Perseverance and Curiosity that measure conditions such as humidity, temperature, and wind speed on Mars. (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Clipzilla)

NASA Delivers Mars Weather Report Detailing How Changing Seasons On The Red Planet Impact Missions

In this video, NASA details how its experts are able to predict the weather on Mars allowing the Curiosity Rover and Ingenuity Helicopter to carry out their exploration missions. Seasons change on Mars and this has a profound effect on how missions on the red planet's surface are carried out,…

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