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Northern Forest: Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England Image copyright Getty Images Plans to create a new Northern Forest stretching from Liverpool to Hull have been kick-started by the government. It is providing £5.7m to increase tree cover along a belt spanning Manchester, Leeds and Bradford. The project will cost £500m over 25 years. The balance of the funds will need to be raised by charity. Environmentalists have welcomed the planned 50 million
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvordan skaber man vakuum i en partikelaccelerator? Vores læser Niels Monberg spørger: Hvordan skaber man absolut vakuum i et stort hulrum som f.eks en partikelaccelerator? Jeg kan forstå, hvordan man kan suge de første mange luftmolekyler ud, men efterhånden må der jo blive så langt mellem de sidste, at de ikke længere skubber til hinanden? For det er vel nødvendigt at fjerne dem alle sammen, for at de accelererede partikler ikke skal støde ind i
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Where Are Utah's Triassic Dinosaurs? I moved to Utah for the dinosaurs. The state is so rich with rocks of the right age and type that, to trot out the old expression, we've only begun to scratch the surface of what's out there. But not all exposures are equally kind to dinosaur hunters. While it's difficult to walk around the Late Cretaceous exposures of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and not find dinosaur bone, the di
Win $2 Million Through DARPA's Underground Exploration Competition Do you like exploring underground? Then this contest is for you. The R&D arm of the US Defense Dept., The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is giving away cash prizes to those who can successfully map and navigate three different underground environments. The Subterranean Challenge (SubT) is open to teams worldwide. Its purpose is to invigorate subsurface mapping and navigation
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How Meltdown and Spectre Were Independently Discovered By Four Research Teams At Once On a cold Sunday early last month in the small Austrian city of Graz, three young researchers sat down in front of the computers in their homes, and tried to break their most fundamental security protections. Two days earlier, in their lab at Graz's University of Technology, Moritz Lipp, Daniel Gruss, and Michael Schwarz had determined to tease out an idea that had nagged at them for weeks, a loo
Everything you need to know about winter jacket tech With snow falling in Florida and temperatures along the East Coast dipping well below zero, the need for a good winter jacket has never been greater. The warmth from your body wants to get out into the cold atmosphere—that's just simple thermodynamics—but a good jacket can keep it from escaping, even when the temperatures hit "polar vortex" or "bomb cyclone" levels of frigidity. At one point in h
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NASA: Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has died This 1965 photo made available by NASA shows John Young during the Gemini 3 mission. NASA says the astronaut, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, died on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. He was 87. (NASA via AP) Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87. The spac
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Malaysia OKs new search by private company for missing plane In this March 6, 2016, file photo, well wishes are written on a wall of hope during a remembrance event for the ill fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Malaysian government has approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File) Malaysia's government said Saturday that it has approved a new att
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Yale professor to receive $1M for warrior-scholar projectA Yale astronomy and physics professor has been awarded a $1 million prize to expand her work on a project that helps military veterans prepare for college.
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Hackers already targeting Pyeongchang Olympics: researchers Hackers have already begun targeting the Pyeongchang Olympic Games with malware-infected emails which may be aimed at stealing passwords or financial information, researchers said Saturday. The security firm McAfee said in a report that several organizations associated with the Olympics had received the malicious email with the primary target being groups affiliated with ice hockey . "The major
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What's on center stage at the CES tech show? Your voice In this Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, Lu Sun looks at his phone in an exhibit of LG OLED 4K TVs at the LG booth during CES International, in Las Vegas. Artificial intelligence and internet connectivity in everyday products will be among the topics in discussion and on display as the annual CES gadget show kicks off in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) What's the
Low-Income Communities Are Struggling to Support Churches If there is ever a competition for the title of Busiest Minister in America, the smart money will be on Yoan Mora, senior pastor of Primera Iglesia Cristiana, a small but vibrant Spanish-speaking congregation in San Antonio, Texas. The weeks are nuts : worship services, classes, and meetings on Sundays; a radio program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; prayer service and Bible study on Tuesday
How Smart is "Too Smart" for a Potential Romantic Partner? Putting sapiosexual memes aside, is high IQ really something that can genuinely turn people on? According to a new study from the University of Western Australia – yes. There is a caveat, however — above a certain threshold, the effects start to wear off. The authors of the study Some people are attracted sexually to intelligence: A psychometric evaluation of sapiosexuality wanted to know how
These watches find plenty of power without lithium-ion batteries The Apple Watch is the most popular timepiece in the world, but not everybody wants to check email on their wrist or remember to plug in their chronometer every night to charge. For those folks, these elegant, accurate wearables use clever, time-proven energy sources to run their movements and keep ticking for years. Your wrist moves as you walk, type, or play Xbox . That jostling spins a circula
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Thrills! Chills! Mount Saint Helens Eruption Mayhem! As 2017 ends and 2018 begins, we shall have a blast from the past while returning to one of our favorite subjects: Mount St. Helens! I spent an appreciable part of last year going through the USGS photo archives and picking out some of the best eruption photographs for you. It's been a while since we delved into that collection and sampled its delights. Let us resolve to set our worries and woes
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Coober Pedy Journal: Mending Fences in the War Between Dingoes and Sheep Mr. Walton drove along the fence for hours, scanning for holes in the wire, or tunnels dug underneath it by dingoes. He looked across the expanse of his office, a desert so vast you might swear you can see the curvature of the earth. Breaking up the monotony, a mob of emus raced alongside the ute. In South Australia, the battle against the dingo began in the late 1800s, when ranchers built the fi
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Does This 'Black Mirror' Fan Theory Mean We're Finally Ready For the Singularity? When Black Mirror first hit the air in 2011, it drew invariable comparisons to The Twilight Zone . Understandably so: Both shows dealt with elements of science fiction and psychological horror, and both functioned as anthology shows, with episodes so distinct from one another that an uninitiated viewer could plunge in at random and be as familiar with a given episode's premise as a seasoned fan.
Stort udbrud af søstjerner æder af Great Barrier Reef Forskere har slået alarm, efter at et omfattende udbrud af de koralædende tornekrone-søstjerner i sidste måned blev fundet, mens de gnavede løs på en afsides del af Australiens Great Barrier Reef kaldet Swains Reef. Det skriver Reuters . »En tornekrone-søstjerne æder omkring sin egen kropsdiameter hver nat. Over tid bliver det til en betydelig del af koralrevet, der forsvinder,« siger Hugh Sweatm
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Stone age hunter-gatherers' 'paradise' discovered next to major Israeli road Israeli archaeologists have uncovered the site of an extraordinarily well preserved prehistoric "paradise" used by stone age hunter-gatherers over half a million years ago, who left behind evidence of hundreds of knapped flint hand-axes. The discovery at about five-metre depth at Jaljulia, near the town of Kfar Saba, suggests that the human ancestors of homo sapiens – homo erectus – may have retu
Six precious substances worth more than their weight in gold T he saffron war of 1374 lasted 14 weeks driven by a notion that the spice could cure plague. It can't. But people lost their heads over it. It's not just gold, diamonds, and oil we cherish and plunder. Seemingly benign commodities—whether it's medicinal tea or stinky fungus —have exerted power over us for centuries. Here's just a taste of their recent history. Italy's Tanaro river basin produces
How Much Water Do You Really Need To Drink? You are what you eat — but if you want to get literal about it, you are mostly what you drink. So, how much of that should be water? About 60 percent of the average adult human body is made of water, according to a National Institutes of Health report . This includes most of your brain, heart, lungs, muscles and skin, and even about 30 percent of your bones. Besides being one of the main in
Why Sniffing Your Partner's Shirt Helps Reduce Stress If you're feeling stressed, a whiff of your romantic partner's shirt may help you feel more relaxed, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) found that smelling a romantic partner's clothing was associated with lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in women's blood, according to the study, published Jan. 3 in the Journal of Personality and Social P
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The Weirdness of Weirdness I've been brooding over weirdness lately. To me, the world and everything in it is weird, and weirdest of all are the clumps of matter that can contemplate themselves and think, "Weird!" But the more I think about weirdness, the weirder it seems. What sort of quality is weirdness? Is it wholly subjective, like goodness and beauty? Or is it in some sense an objective property of the world, lik
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In Case You Missed It ANTARCTICA Only two Adélie penguin chicks out of a population of thousands survived last summer's breeding season. Researchers blame abnormally large expanses of ice that forced adults to travel farther to find food, while their young starved. KENYA A perfume made from an antelope's scent protected cattle from tsetse flies, a study of around 1,100 cows found. The flies can transfer th
Ti fede amerikanske grise skal hjælpe tykke danskere Ossabaw Island er en ø, der ligger i Georgia ved den amerikanske østkyst. Den er lille. Øen er kun på lidt over en enkelt kvadratkilometer. Den er også ubeboet. Det vil sige, der var noget med en kunstnerkoloni, der åbnede i 1960'erne, men i dag er der kun dyr som for eksempel alligatorer og æsler tilbage. De er indrettet sådan, at de bare æder, hvad de kan. Det gør dem kuglerunde og fede og gør,
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Mathematicians Second-Guess Centuries-Old Fluid Equations The Navier-Stokes equations capture in a few succinct terms one of the most ubiquitous features of the physical world: the flow of fluids. The equations, which date to the 1820s, are today used to model everything from ocean currents to turbulence in the wake of an airplane to the flow of blood in the heart. Quanta Magazine About Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine , an
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Night Light Increasing Around The World A new study of satellite data shows how nighttime light has been steadily increasing in recent years. This is happening despite new forms of lighting that were supposed to lower energy consumption.
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A Tenn. Man Recently Discovered The Largest Prime Number Known To Humankind This past week, Jon Pace of Germantown, Tenn., made a massive discovery. He found the largest prime number known to humankind. It's more than 23 million digits long. (Image credit: erhui1979/Getty Images)
Predator-dronen sendes på pension i år MQ-1 Predator har mere end nogen anden drone været symbolet på USA's eskalerende anvendelse af droneangreb i internationale missioner. Men den udbredte kampdrone har efter 24 år på vingerne nået enden på sin levetid, og fra sommeren 2018 indstiller det amerikanske flyvevåben brugen af Predator. Afløseren, den allerede 10 år gamle videreudvikling MQ-9 Reaper, kan både flyve hurtigere og medbringe
Remembering the Normcore David Bowie It's a tribute to David Bowie's mystique that the most striking footage of David Bowie: The Last Five Years is of him on stage in a hooded sweatshirt and jeans. Taken from a 2004 stop in Germany on the aptly named Reality Tour, this was, in fact, the image Bowie left the world with: He collapsed after the show, and would never play a full set again. Yet the visuals to be popularly enshrined after
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Facebook Bug Could Let Advertisers Get Your Phone Number Facebook tells users that giving the company their mobile phone number will help keep their account secure. Until a few weeks ago, however, the social network's self-service ad-targeting tools could be massaged into revealing a Facebook user's cellphone number from their email address. The same flaw made it possible to collect phone numbers for Facebook users who had visited a particular webpage.
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How Boeing Helped Design the Giant Magellan Telescope Chile's Atacama Desert makes for great stargazing. The dry air and sparse settlement are a major draw for astronomical observatories—the European Southern Observatory, the Carnegie Institution for Science, and the Llano de Chajnantor Observatory all operate multiple telescope sites on the region's mountaintops. The desert wind, however, is a problem. The air rushes around and through the enclosur
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Long-awaited US Report Charts Course for Studies of Earth from Space Improving weather forecasts, predicting sea-level rise, and understanding ecosystem change top a new list of priorities for future US Earth-observing satellites. The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the much-anticipated report on 5 January. It is likely to shape the future of Earth-science missions at NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrati
Nyt eksperiment tester Newtons tyngdelov ved små afstande En forskergruppe fra en række japanske universiteter har beskrevet et eksperiment , der på sigt kan afgøre, om massetiltrækningen selv ved meget små afstande under en tiendedel nanometer følger en afstandslov, der er en såkaldt inverse-square law , hvor massetiltrækningen mellem to legemer aftager med afstanden i anden potens. Afstandsloven blev formuleret første gang af Isaac Newton, men den kan
Mennesker har en sjette sans, der kan afsløre sygdom Røde øjne, næse der løber, hosten og svedperler på panden. Nogle gange er det nemt at se, når andre er syge. Men mennesket har måske også en slags sjette sans, som gør os i stand til at opfange små signaler på, at andre ikke er raske. Selv på fotos er mennesker i stand til at udpege syge personer, der blot to timer forinden havde fået en indsprøjtning med baciller. Det er resultatet i en ny forsk
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Pioneer astronaut John Young diesUS astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said.
Astronomer finder galakse fyldt med kæmpestjerner kl. 02.48 opdateret kl. 03.25 Astronomer har fundet en galakse fyldt med stjerner, som er mange gange større end vores egen sol. Det skriver den britiske avis The Independent. I størstedelen af universet anses den slags massive stjerner for at være sjældent forekommende. Men da astronomer kiggede nærmere på 30 Doradus, en del af galaksen Den Store Magellanske Sky, fandt de næsten 1000 såkaldte kæ
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What do your sleeping patterns say about you? – quiz We spend a third of our lives either asleep or trying to sleep; for most of us, that's more time than we spend on any other activity, including going to work. Yet we hardly ever talk about – or even think about – our sleep. Unless, that is, it becomes a problem. So, what does your sleep say about you? To find out, score the following statements where 1 = not at all; 2 = once a week; 3 = twice a w
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How to stay well in the office | W e all have a moan about going to work. It's expected: work takes up the majority of our waking day and it very much defines us. We often use our jobs as an introduction and a window into our lives when we meet someone – a job reflects our status and self-worth. It influences the clothes we wear, the holidays we take, where we live and how we feel about ourselves. Of course it is a significant a
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John Young, Who Led First Space Shuttle Mission, Dies at 87 As Mr. Crippen put it: "It's rare when an individual comes along that actually personifies his chosen profession, but rare is what John Young is." After serving as a Navy test pilot, Mr. Young joined NASA in 1962 at the outset of the Gemini program, a bridge between the missions of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and the Apollo program, which sent men to the moon. Mr. Young flew twice in Gemini
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In Antarctic dry valleys, early signs of climate change-induced shifts in soilIn a study spanning two decades, a team of researchers found declining numbers of soil fauna, nematodes and other animal species in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, one of the world's driest and coldest deserts.
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Saturn's moon Titan sports Earth-like featuresUsing the now-complete Cassini data set, astronomers have created a new global topographic map of Saturn's moon Titan that has opened new windows into understanding its liquid flows and terrain.
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Caffeine level in blood may help diagnose people with Parkinson's diseaseTesting the level of caffeine in the blood may provide a simple way to aid the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.
Driverless Cars Are Already Old News — These New Nissans Drive with Your Brain It's easy to see that the days of autonomous cars are nearly upon us, with a number of manufacturers making great strides in taking that wheel-turning and pedal-pushing away from error-prone and bored humans. But what if you could drive the car just by thinking about it? This is the promise of cutting-edge technology being developed by Nissan, which is unveiling the world's first brain-to-vehic
A.I. "Predator" Drones Can Now Spot and Track Illegal Poachers Poaching takes a brutal toll on the world's wildlife every year. By the thousands, rhinos are for their horns, elephants for their ivory, and tigers for their bones and exotic pelts. To protect these animals, rangers and conservationists must monitor enormous swaths of land, day and night, looking for poachers who trade on a black market estimated to total $40 billion. It's impossible to stop e
Frozen Sharks Washing Up on Cape Cod A frozen, dead thresher shark washed up on Cape Cod at the end of December. Credit: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy As the Arctic blast continues to roil the Eastern Seaboard with gusty winds and frigid temperatures, at least four thresher sharks have been found frozen off the coast of Cape Cod. Is Old Man Winter to blame? Probably not, as the sharks likely died not from hypothermia but fr
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Proceed to checkout? Not on your mobile, say researchersShoppers hoping to bag a bargain in the post-Christmas sales are much less likely to go through with their purchases if they are using phones and tablets to buy goods online.
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Tony Beets's Barge Is A Delicate Piece Of Machinery | Gold Rush #GoldRush | Friday 9p Sheamus has been attempting to get the Jasmine B running to Tony's dredge at Thistle Creek. However, if the cooling systems fail, the engines will overheat, creating another $200,000 repair and putting the dredge out of business. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-rush/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Fac
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Shakedown in Oklahoma: To cut the number of bigger earthquakes, inject less saltwaterIn Oklahoma, reducing the amount of saltwater (highly brackish water produced during oil and gas recovery) pumped into the ground seems to be decreasing the number of small fluid-triggered earthquakes. But a new study shows why it wasn't enough to ease bigger earthquakes.
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Making solar energy more efficientResearchers have demonstrated methods of optimizing the capture of sunlight.
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Scientists take a big step toward building a better opioidFor the first time, scientists have solved the crystal structure of the activated kappa opioid receptor bound to a morphine derivative. They then created a new drug-like compound that activates only that receptor, a key step in the development of new pain medications.
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DNA analysis of ancient mummy, thought to have smallpox, points to Hepatitis B insteadA team of scientists has sequenced the complete genome of an ancient strain of the Hepatitis B virus (HBV), shedding new light on a pervasive, complex and deadly pathogen that today kills nearly one million people every year. While little is known about its evolutionary history and origin, the findings confirm the idea that HBV has existed in humans for centuries.
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Specific microbes in digestive tract can boost success for cancer immunotherapySpecific strains of intestinal bacteria can improve the response rate to immunotherapy for patients being treated for advanced melanoma. Patients with a higher ratio of 'beneficial' bacteria to 'non-beneficial' bacteria all showed a clinical response: a reduction in tumor size.
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Mechanism for resistance to immunotherapy treatment discoveredTwo research groups have independently discovered a genetic mechanism in cancer cells that influences whether they resist or respond to immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors. The scientists say the findings reveal potential new drug targets and might aid efforts to extend the benefits of immunotherapy treatment to more patients and additional types of cancer.
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Multiple sclerosis: Cholesterol crystals prevent regeneration in central nervous systemMultiple Sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, in which the immune cells attack myelin sheaths. Regeneration of myelin sheaths is necessary for patients to recover from MS relapses. Nevertheless, the ability to regenerate decreases with age.
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Treatment strategies for multidrug-resistant chronic infectionsA new study finds that antibiotic treatment of chronic infections can be optimized by targeting vulnerabilities of antibiotic-resistant pathogens paving the way for more effective treatment strategies.
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The CSI effect: Watching TV crime shows does not make better criminalsPsychological study finds no link between exposure to popular forensic science dramas and the ability to conceal a crime / Publication in the International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice
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Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sightDrivers' limited capacity to process the myriad details they absorb could explain why they sometimes fail to avoid crashes with motorcycles.
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Hijacker parasite blocked from infiltrating bloodA major international collaboration led by Melbourne researchers has discovered that the world's most widespread malaria parasite infects humans by hijacking a protein the body cannot live without. The researchers were then able to successfully develop antibodies that disabled the parasite from carrying out this activity.
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Building stronger health systems could help prevent the next epidemic in MadagascarThe peak epidemic season for plague in Madagascar is fast approaching and the severity of these outbreaks could be significantly reduced with improvements to their public health system, argue experts.
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Tick exosomes may aid transmission of viruses to vertebratesScientists have shown for the first time that exosomes from tick cells can aid transmission of viral proteins and genetic material from arthropod to vertebrate host cells, according to new research.
Is Sugar Good For Concentration? Should you or shouldn't you bring that chocolate bar to your next exam? Scientific studies have been inconclusive when it comes to the cognitive effects of sugar. Some suggest that sugar has positive effects on brain function while others disagree. Very few, however, have compared the effects of different types of sugar. A new study from New Zealand published in the journal Physiology and Beh
These Are the Fascinating (and Scary) Statistics of Student Loan Debt in America Student loan debt is exploding in the U.S. That 's at least how New York Governor Andrew Cuomo characterized it while recently unveiling a set of measures to alleviate the burdens of debt in New York. Other states – Washington, California, Connecticut, Maine – have recently attempted similar legislation . And overall, the nationwide data suggest Cuomo's description might not be hyperbolic.
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Star 'Treknology': Imagining The Future Into Being Sonequa Martin-Green, center, a cast member in "Star Trek: Discovery," poses with original "Star Trek" cast members Nichelle Nichols, left, and William Shatner at the premiere of the new television series on Sept. 19 in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption toggle caption Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Sonequa Martin-Green, center, a cast member in "Star Trek: Discovery," poses with or
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John Young, moon astronaut and first to fly shuttle, dies aged 87 The astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died. He was 87. Running repairs on the moon – archive, 13 December 1972 In a statement, the former president George HW Bush said Young was "a fearless patriot whose courage and commitment to duty helped our nation push back the horizon of discovery at a critical time". Nasa said Young died at home
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Emptiness doesn't have to mean nothingness: it could mean happiness I was green around the gills. Only minutes earlier, I had been chattering away happily with a more-or-less healthy hue to my complexion as I boarded the plane – with a plan to demonstrate how our wireless technology for measuring heart and sweat-gland activity works under unusual conditions. But now, here I was, just about to jump out of the plane, with only a parachute to save me, and I had take
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