Today in Research: Yoga, It Turns Out, Is Really Good for Your Health

By The Atlantic Wire

Discovered: Why we see the man in the moon, yoga is good for our health, a new species of shark, and the first-ever image of atoms forming molecules.

  • Yoga is good for your health. Take that, yoga haters! Science has confirmed that yoga does not kill us, but rather does good things to our bodies. And it's not just inner peace stuff. "This paper provides a theory, based on neurophysiology and neuroanatomy, to understand how yoga helps patients feel better by relieving symptoms in many common disorders," explains researcher Chris Streeter. This is the second win for yoga enthusiasts this week, with the yoga championships proving the seriousness of the sport. Yes, sport. [Medical Hypotheses]
  • Look at these atoms form a molecule. For the first time ever research has recorded images of atoms coming together to form a molecule using ultrafast laser pulses. (Cool!)¬†We imagine it's something like the Miracle of Life: Beautiful, nasty, and¬†miraculous. [Ohio State]

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