Livescience Does Your Doctor Need to Show More Empathy? 2016-12-07T17:01:00.000000Z Instead of being urged to simply "be more compassionate," doctors should learn specific empathy skills during their training, one doctor argues. Brain Gain: Aerobic Exercise Pumps Up Gray Matter 2016-12-07T16:24:00.000000Z Exercising aerobically may lead to changes in the size of certain parts of your brain, a new study finds. Background Checks May Lower School Shootings: Study 2016-12-07T15:27:00.000000Z Requiring background checks does indeed make school shootings less likely, a new study finds. Decrypting the Japanese Cipher Couldn't Prevent Pearl Harbor 2016-12-07T11:43:00.000000Z Purple, Magic failed to give enough warning. King Arthur May Have Visited England's Oldest Known Monastery 2016-12-07T11:42:00.000000Z More than 1,400 years ago, monks buried their male brethren — as well as one woman who was likely a nun — beneath what is the earliest known monastery on record in the British Isles, new research shows. Slowing of Earth's Spin Revealed in Ancient Astronomers' Tablets 2016-12-07T11:23:00.000000Z Records dating back to clay tablets from 720 B.C. reveal that the slowing of the Earth's rotation isn't as large as expected. Fingernails on a Chalkboard: Why This Sound Gives You the Shivers 2016-12-06T17:46:00.000000Z If you're like most people, you probably can't stand the sound of fingernails scraping across a blackboard. Best & Worst States for Older Adults' Well-Being: The Full List 2016-12-06T17:15:00.000000Z A new poll surveyed older Americans on several aspects of well-being. Golden Years: Americans Get Happier in Older Age 2016-12-06T16:30:00.000000Z There is an upside to aging: Older Americans tend to be happier, according to a new poll. This Tiny Electronic Chip Is Just 3 Atoms Thick 2016-12-06T16:21:00.000000Z A tiny electronic chip just three atoms thick could yield advanced circuits that are powerful, flexible and transparent, researchers said in a new study.