A new study reveals the impact climate played in the evolution of the human brain and body. Studying 300 fossils from the genus Homo found across the globe, researchers found those who lived in colder climates had larger body frames. Larger bodies provided a buffer from colder temperatures. Brain size tended to be larger in those who lived in environments with less vegetation and survived by hunting large animals, a task that involved higher cognitive function.
Increased heat stress as a result of global warming will have a detrimental effect on health and productivity, researchers warn. One major concern is the impact climate change will have on the health of multiple sclerosis patients, due to the clear link between heat and worsening symptoms of the disease.
Numerous recent studies claim psychedelics, such as psilocybin, can help treat a range of mental health problems from depression to PTSD. Researchers investigate how psychedelics can help us become more "nature-connected" and increase a sense of environmental responsibility.
Study reports increased temperatures due to climate change will negatively affect both the general health and mental health of humanity. Children's health will be most affected by climate change, researchers report.
A new study reports the emotional underpinnings of political ideology motivates how the people seek and process information about election races and climate change.
Comparing historical temperature and suicide data, a new study reveals a strong link between increased temperature and suicide risk. Researchers speculate climate change could lead to an increase in suicide rates across the US and Mexico.
A new neuroimaging study reveals people who consider themselves to be egotistical have no increased activity in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex when they think about the distant future. By contrast, altruistic people have increased activity in this region when asked to consider the consequences of the distant future.
The worry over climate change may not be the main reason you're losing sleep. The rising temperatures associated with global warming are making it harder for people to get a good night's rest, a new study reports.
While misinformation can cancel our accurate statements about climate change, researchers report that delivering a 'vaccine, or preemptive exposure, to fragments of misinformation may cancel out the negative false news and help preserve the facts.
Researchers report climate change is disrupting the sensory systems of fish, making them swim towards predators, rather than away.