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The Huffington Post
How Different Seasons Affect Your Brain ActivityFor the study, the researchers measured brain function in 28 Belgian adults dur
How Different Seasons Affect Your Brain Activity
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
For the study, the researchers measured brain function in 28 Belgian adults during all four seasons of the year. At each session, the participants spent four- and-a-half days in a lab, without access to the outside world or to sunlight -- so they... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Flashing night-lights may help lessen jet lag, circadian problems(Reuters Health) - Exposing sleeping people to a series of short flashing light
Flashing night-lights may help lessen jet lag, circadian problems
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Exposing sleeping people to a series of short flashing lights at night might help them adjust more quickly to time zone changes, according to a new U.S. study. In experiments, the technique – which is based on the way non-visual... Read more
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Science Daily
Clean energy from waterDeveloping clean and renewable sources of energy is one of the greatest challen
Clean energy from water
Science Daily / Posted 3 days ago
Developing clean and renewable sources of energy is one of the greatest challenges of our civilization. Artificial photosynthesis is one of the most promising approaches. This is when water is photo-electrochemically with the aid of sunlight... Read more
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PhysOrg
Clean energy from waterFuel cells generate electrical energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen a
Clean energy from water
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Fuel cells generate electrical energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen. To obtain clean energy, the splitting of water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen is critical. Researchers at the University of Basel study how sunlight... Read more
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Business Standard India
Aspirin may protect against staph blood infectionsTaking a daily low-dose aspirin has been shown to reduce the risk for heart att
Aspirin may protect against staph blood infections
Business Standard India / Posted 5 days ago
Taking a daily low-dose aspirin has been shown to reduce the risk for heart attack and strokeTaking a daily low-dose aspirin has been shown to reduce the risk for heart attack and stroke Taking a... Read more
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Psych Central
Once a Risk-Taker, Always a Risk-TakerYoung people who take greater risks than their peers will most likely continue
Once a Risk-Taker, Always a Risk-Taker
Psych Central / Posted 8 days ago
Young people who take greater risks than their peers will most likely continue to do so as they age, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. “The data suggests risk-taking is similar to a... Read more
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Science Daily
Once a risk-taker, always a risk-taker, study suggests"The data suggests risk-taking is similar to a personality trait in that it rem
Once a risk-taker, always a risk-taker, study suggests
Science Daily / Posted 9 days ago
"The data suggests risk-taking is similar to a personality trait in that it remains relatively stable throughout most of adulthood," said Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin, assistant professor of psychology and a co-author of the paper appearing in the... Read more
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FOX News
Blue-light blocking glasses may help sleep after screen timeThe blue glow from televisions and other screens suppresses natural mechanisms
Blue-light blocking glasses may help sleep after screen time
FOX News / Posted 12 days ago
The blue glow from televisions and other screens suppresses natural mechanisms that help us fall asleep at night, but blocking just the blue wavelength may restore normal nighttime sleepiness, according to a new study. Teen boys who used computers... Read more
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Science Daily
New detection method for Goby fish invasionGobies from the Black and Caspian Sea are spreading along the shipping routes i
New detection method for Goby fish invasion
Science Daily / Posted 14 days ago
Gobies from the Black and Caspian Sea are spreading along the shipping routes in Central Europe and North America. They have been present in the Swiss part of the Rhine for about four years and already dominate the bottom of the stream in the region... Read more
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PhysOrg
New detection method for Goby invasionPonto-Caspian goby (Neogobius melanostomus) Credit: University of Basel, Depart
New detection method for Goby invasion
PhysOrg / Posted 14 days ago
Ponto-Caspian goby (Neogobius melanostomus) Credit: University of Basel, Department of Environmental Sciences Conventional methods of stock monitoring are unsuitable for certain fish species. For example, the infestation of an area with invasive... Read more
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Science Daily
Neolithic megalithic tomb in Spain comprehensively examined for the first time: A community in life and deathThe collective graves of the Neolithic period were made mostly of stone and wer
Neolithic megalithic tomb in Spain comprehensively examined for the first time: A community in life and death
Science Daily / Posted 20 days ago
The collective graves of the Neolithic period were made mostly of stone and were large enough to hold many bodies in a communal space. The megalithic tomb in Alto de Reinoso, Burgos differs from this in only one respect: the burial chamber had... Read more
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Science Daily
Trio of autism-linked molecules orchestrate neuron connections: Proteins linked to brain disorders help wire the brainThe findings, published in the Jan. 14 issue of the journal Cell, may also lend
Trio of autism-linked molecules orchestrate neuron connections: Proteins linked to brain disorders help wire the brain
Science Daily / Posted 27 days ago
The findings, published in the Jan. 14 issue of the journal Cell, may also lend insight into brain disorders including autism, depression and addiction, because previous research has linked these proteins individually to those diseases. "We may have... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Troponin T test provides possible one hour diagnosis of heart attackResults from the TRAPID-AMI clinical study have been published online by the An
Troponin T test provides possible one hour diagnosis of heart attack
News-Medical-Net / Posted 27 days ago
Results from the TRAPID-AMI clinical study have been published online by the Annals of Emergency Medicine, confirming a novel approach for a more rapid diagnosis of heart attack in patients with acute chest pain. The strategy is based on the cardiac... Read more
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Swissinfo
SNB Considered Linking Franc to Currency Basket to Replace Cap(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank considered replacing a cap on the franc
SNB Considered Linking Franc to Currency Basket to Replace Cap
Swissinfo / Posted 27 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank considered replacing a cap on the franc against the euro with a link to a basket of currencies, an option policy makers already entertained when they introduced the ceiling in 2011. “Both times we came to the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
UK dominates list of world's 'most international universities'Mr Baty added that British immigration policies have sent the wrong message to
UK dominates list of world's 'most international universities'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
Mr Baty added that British immigration policies have sent the wrong message to students, leading to declines, particularly among the Indian population, which has been a large source of foreign students to the UK. Mr Baty said the UK had “fantastic... Read more
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Bel Marra Health
Scientists predict whiplash injury chronic pain using MRIIn what is being seen as a significant development, clinicians can now predict
Scientists predict whiplash injury chronic pain using MRI
Bel Marra Health / Posted 29 days ago
In what is being seen as a significant development, clinicians can now predict chronic pain after whiplash injury with the help of MRI plates. Whiplash is a neck injury that is commonly caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or... Read more
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Science Daily
Once thought unstoppable, bacterial superweapon falters with too many targetsThe type VI secretion (T6S) system is a devastating quick-kill mechanism that h
Once thought unstoppable, bacterial superweapon falters with too many targets
Science Daily / Posted 30 days ago
The type VI secretion (T6S) system is a devastating quick-kill mechanism that has been found to exist in nearly a quarter of gram-negative bacteria, including Vibrio cholerae -- the infectious agent that causes cholera -- and Pseudomonas aeruginosa,... Read more
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PhysOrg
Once thought unstoppable, bacterial superweapon falters with too many targetsGram-stained P. aeruginosa bacteria (pink-red rods) Credit: Wikipedia In 2006,
Once thought unstoppable, bacterial superweapon falters with too many targets
PhysOrg / Posted 30 days ago
Gram-stained P. aeruginosa bacteria (pink-red rods) Credit: Wikipedia In 2006, scientists discovered that some of the world's most common disease-causing bacteria wield a uniquely powerful weapon that can kill targeted cells—both other bacterial... Read more
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Psych Central
Poverty Linked to Greater Risk-Taking in Old AgeThe impulse to take any type of risk, whether physical, social, legal or financ
Poverty Linked to Greater Risk-Taking in Old Age
Psych Central / Posted a month ago
The impulse to take any type of risk, whether physical, social, legal or financial, tends to decline as people get older. But new research shows that living in a poverty-stricken area or one of extreme hardship may continue to drive people to take... Read more
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Science Daily
Risk taking across life span: The effects of hardshipIn most countries, the willingness to take risks in an everyday context decreas
Risk taking across life span: The effects of hardship
Science Daily / Posted a month ago
In most countries, the willingness to take risks in an everyday context decreases with age, including Germany, Russia and the U.S. In these countries, men on average are also much more disposed to take risks than women. But in other countries, such... Read more
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New Kerala
Hardship ups risk-taking even in old ageLondon, Jan 9 : While the propensity to take physical, social, legal or financi
Hardship ups risk-taking even in old age
New Kerala / Posted 1 months ago
London, Jan 9 : While the propensity to take physical, social, legal or financial risks generally decreases with age, in countries with great poverty and difficult living conditions, risk-taking remains high even in old age, says an interesting... Read more
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