Climate change will alter the position of the Earth’s tropical rain belt

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Future climate change will cause a regionally uneven shifting of the tropical rain belt—a narrow band of heavy precipitation near the equator—according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions. This development may threaten food security for billions of people. In a study published today in Nature Climate […]

Study resolves the position of fleas on the tree of life

A study of more than 1,400 protein-coding genes of fleas has resolved one of the longest standing mysteries in the evolution of insects, reordering their placement in the tree of life and pinpointing who their closest relatives are. The University of Bristol study, published in the journal Palaeoentomology, drew on the largest insect molecular dataset […]

The best pillow: Sleep better in any position

Sleep soundly with one of these comfortable pillow choices. (Christopher Jolly via Unsplash/) Whether you just bought a new bed, or the pillow you’ve been using is old, lumpy, and smelly, getting a new pillow is never a bad idea. You should replace your pillow every one to two years to make sure it provides […]