We Have a ‘Sixth Sense’ That Is Key to Our Wellbeing, But Only if We Listen to It

Most people are familiar with the five senses (touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste), but not everyone knows we have an additional sense called interception. This is the sense of the internal state of our body. It helps us feel and interpret internal signals that regulate vital functions in our body, such as hunger, thirst, … Read more

Here’s How The Sound of Mosquitoes’ Mating Rituals Could Help Us Control Malaria

In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that almost half of the world’s population was at risk of malaria, while about 627,000 people died of the disease. Although a malaria vaccine may be available soon (the World Health Organization recommended one for children last year), malaria is just one of many mosquito-borne diseases. And … Read more

Severe Depression Affects Women and Men Differently – Scientists May Have Finally Discovered Why

A team of Université Laval scientists may have discovered why severe depression affects women and men differently, according to a study published on January 10, 2022, in Communicating Nature. The researchers examined the brains of people with depression at the time of death and found changes located in different parts of the brain for each … Read more