Scrunchies for Your Crush

Here’s the news from winter break: Scrunchies have become a desired item for junior-high schoolboys. Today’s tween girls are offering their scrunchies — the fabric-poofed hair elastics last popular in the 1980s — to their crushes. If accepted, the boy will wear it around his wrist until he finds a new scrunchie — er, crush.…

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Is a 63-Year-Old Seaplane With an Electric Engine the Future of Air Travel?

When Harbour Air’s de Havilland Beaver seaplane first lumbered into the skies in 1956, Elvis’s “Heartbreak Hotel” topped the charts, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House, and flying icons like the Boeing 747 hadn’t yet been invented. Sixty-three years of bush flying, commuter travel and made-for-Instagram sightseeing later, the aircraft received a…

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Imaging to examine brain architecture association with mood, attentional symptoms

What The Study Did: Researchers looked at whether certain patterns of connectivity between specific regions of the brain in children at age 7 (measured by magnetic resonance imaging) were associated with later development of symptoms related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and major depressive disorder. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at…

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Report links recommended physical activity levels to lower risk of seven cancers

A pooled analysis of nine prospective studies involving more than 750,000 adults finds that recommended amounts of leisure-time physical activity were linked to a lower risk for seven cancers, with several cancer types having a ‘dose/response’ relationship. The study was led by investigators at the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Harvard…

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