Two zebras hoofed it to Freedom — briefly — on Sunday after escaping from a circus in Philadelphia, where they roamed the city streets for about an hour and brought traffic to a standstill.
It may seem an odd statement at first but plants suffer from different forms of stress triggered by different influencing factors. One of the most serious is high salt levels in soil, which affects crop yields.
Researchers have succeeded in genetically engineering mice to produce rodents of greater intelligence and less anxiety. The research could one day help those with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Researchers studying epilepsy have made an interesting discovery, with a little help from music by John Coltrane and Mozart.
For people with epilepsy, listening to music causes a rather unusual side-effect known as musical brainwave synchronization.
Stress causes a range of physiological problems and these can become worse over the long term. New research suggests stress can disrupt the internal body clock as well, with accompanying health consequences.
Scientists are warning that some antibiotics can have an unintended impact on the microorganisms that live in an animal's gut. Ultimately this can affect the immune system, glucose metabolism, food absorption, obesity, stress and behavior.
Global honeybee populations are in decline and under assault from a range of factors, including pollution, chemicals and parasites. Researchers argue that limiting stress can help bee populations more strongly resist these threats.
New research has shown that female students are twice as likely to end up in debt at university as their male counterparts owing to poor personal finance skills and the large amounts of stress placed on them.
Scientists may have found the brain cells responsible for the varying reactions to stress. The research also suggests that there are variations between animals in how the brain responds to stressful situations.
Research has shown that high levels of longstanding stress can significantly impact the ability to conceive during infertility treatment. Two leading experts have contacted Digital Journal about seven facts that relate to these conditions.
Stress, as a physiological condition, cannot be "transferred." However, a stressed mother may have a different bacterial population to one who is not; and the altered bacterial population could pass over to the infant.