Scientists prove tailgating doesn't get you there faster

By Newsroom America Staff at 15 Dec 17:10

We've all experienced "phantom traffic jams" that arise without any apparent cause. Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) recently showed that we'd have fewer if we made one small change to how we drive: no more tailgating.

Healthy eating linked to kids' happiness

15 Dec 15:06 | World

Healthy eating is associated with better self-esteem and fewer emotional and peer problems, such as having fewer friends or being picked on or bullied, in children regardless of body weight, according to a study. read more »

California's legal cannabis market expected to be largest in the nation

15 Dec 10:01 | U.S. News

California's legal cannabis market, opening for business on Jan. 1, is expected to quickly grow to be the largest in the nation and worth more than $5 billion a more »

Half the world lacks access to essential health services

15 Dec 08:08 | World

At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a World Health Organization(WHO) more »

Engineers create plants that glow

14 Dec 17:09 | U.S. News

Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light of a glowing plant on your more »

Children's screen-time guidelines too restrictive, according to new research

14 Dec 15:04 | World

New Oxford University research suggests that existing guidance managing children's digital media time may not be as beneficial as first more »

Melting of East Antarctic Ice Sheet could cripple major US cities

14 Dec 12:39 | U.S. News

The world's largest ice sheet may be less stable than previously thought, posing an even greater threat to Florida's coastline. read more »

Electronic waste poses ‘growing risk’ to environment, human health

14 Dec 12:37 | World

The growing volume of electronic waste, including discarded products with a battery or plug, such as mobile phones, laptops, televisions, refrigerators and electrical toys, poses a major threat to the environment and human health, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) more »

The fear of losing control and its role in anxiety disorders

13 Dec 17:09 | U.S. News

Did you lock the front door? Did you double-check? Are you sure? If this sounds familiar, perhaps you can relate to people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).read more »

Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially

13 Dec 14:16 | World

Video games may have a reputation for attracting introverts, but when it comes to augmented reality games like Pokémon Go, extroverts tend to be better more »

Screen time before bed linked with less sleep, higher BMIs in kids

13 Dec 10:11 | U.S. News

It may be tempting to let your kids stay up late playing games on their smartphones, but using digital devices before bed may contribute to sleep and nutrition problems in children, according to Penn State College of Medicine more »

Security tensions may have deepened rights violations in North Korea

13 Dec 08:05 | World

People’s rights are reportedly violated in “almost every aspect” of their lives in North Korea (DPRK), the United Nations human rights chief warned, stressing security tensions on the Korean Peninsula should not negate concerns about the situation of ordinary people more »

Scientists urge endangered listing for cheetahs

12 Dec 12:23 | World

A comprehensive assessment of cheetah populations in southern Africa supported by the National Geographic Society reveals the dire state of one of the planet's most iconic big cats. read more »

U.S. Employers Report the Most Optimistic Hiring Outlook in a Decade

12 Dec 12:20 | U.S. News

.S. employers report the strongest hiring intentions in 10 years as employers across the country look to add staff in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook more »

What's in a name? How Taking a spouse's surname can define power in marriage

11 Dec 17:05 | U.S. News

The pending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have royal watchers brushing up on royal naming practices and asking 'what's in a name?'read more »

Industrial Revolution left a damaging psychological 'imprint' on today's populations

11 Dec 15:02 | World

People living in the former industrial heartlands of England and Wales are more disposed to negative emotions such as anxiety and depressive moods, more impulsive and more likely to struggle with planning and self-motivation, according to a new study of almost 400,000 personality tests. read more »

E-cig use increases risk of beginning tobacco cigarette use in young adults

11 Dec 11:10 | U.S. News

Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape, according to new University of Pittsburgh research. The findings demonstrate that e-cigarettes are serving as a gateway to traditional smoking, contrary to their purported value as a smoking cessation tool. read more »

Middle East envoy warns of 'risk of violent escalation' after US decision on Jerusalem

11 Dec 09:15 | World

The decision by United States President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been widely welcomed in Israel but it has also caused much anger among Palestinians and anxiety across the Middle East and beyond, the United Nations envoy on the region's peace process told a special Security Council more »

Could death rates have swung the 2016 election?

8 Dec 17:03 | U.S. News

Significant increases in the death rates of white, middle-aged people over the last 15 years appear to be tied to increases in Republican voting that helped lead to Donald Trump's election in 2016, according to a new study led by a Drexel University more »

Being treated unfairly at work increases risk of long-term sick leave

8 Dec 14:02 | World

Staff who feel they are treated unfairly at work are at increased risk of being off sick more frequently and for longer, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Stockholm more »

New Stanford study analyzes recent research on causes of gun violence

8 Dec 12:00 | U.S. News

Researchers fr­­om Stanford and Duke University examined recent studies on the causes of gun violence in the United States in an effort to find consensus in a body of research that often covers different states or different time periods, making conclusions difficult to more »

Conflicts, drought drive hunger despite strong global food supply

8 Dec 11:57 | World

Despite strong global food supply, localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, the Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) reported. read more »

Population of Americans with Alzheimer's will more than double by 2060, UCLA study shows

7 Dec 17:03 | U.S. News

About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year, according to a new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public more »

New species of extinct marsupial lion discovered in Australia

7 Dec 14:46 | World

A team of Australian scientists has discovered a new species of marsupial lion which has been extinct for at least 19 million more »

Retail Drug Prices Increase More Than 50X Faster Than Inflation Rate

7 Dec 12:32 | U.S. News

Retail prices for 768 prescription drugs commonly used by older adults increased by an average of 6.4% in 2015, outpacing the general inflation rate of 0.1%. read more »

Issue of Jerusalem must be resolved through direct negotiations between parties: UN

7 Dec 12:27 | World

In the wake of the announcement by the United States President recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed that there is no alternative to the two-state solution and that Jerusalem is an issue that must be resolved through direct negotiations between the more »

The human race has peaked, say scientists

6 Dec 17:13 | World

Humans may have reached their maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance. A recent review suggests humans have biological limitations, and that anthropogenic impacts on the environment - including climate change - could have a deleterious effect on these more »

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