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Why are some people better at navigating through roads than others?

Until not too long ago, it had been unclear why some people navigate through roads better than others and what in the brain is responsible for creating this ‘sense of direction’. In a recent study published in Current Biology, University … Continue reading

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Ibuprofen extends lifespan in several species and improves their health

In a study conducted by Chong He and colleagues, multiple species, such as yeast, worms and flies, were treated with Ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter drug used for relieving pain, fever and reducing inflammation. Researchers from the study observed that the … Continue reading

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Reading E-books before bedtime and their potential negative impacts on sleep

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) compared the biological effects of reading a light-emitting (LE) electronic device, such as an E-book, to a printed book. The study found that the body’s natural circadian rhythms were disrupted by short-wavelength enriched … Continue reading

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Checking weight regularly linked to weight loss

A study has found that people are more likely to lose weight the more often they weigh themselves. It also showed that if individuals do not check their weight at least once a week, then they are more likely to … Continue reading

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What happens to the fat in your body when you lose weight?

What do you think happens to the fat in one’s body, when they lose weight? Some of you might think, as do doctors, dieticians and personal trainers that the fat converts to energy or heat. Others might say the fat … Continue reading

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“Earth’s deep crust could support widespread life” (title is from article, link given below)

It was once previously thought by scientists that microbial ecosystems existing below Earth’s surface, such as in rocks and continental crust, depended only on the energy from sunlight and photosynthesis that filters down to sub-surfaces. However, according to a recent … Continue reading

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Health Dangers Associated with High Perchlorate Levels in Public Water Systems

Perchlorate is a natural and manmade chemical used in rocket fuel, fireworks and fertilizers. As a contaminant of water, it has been found in 4 percent of U.S. public water systems. In a study, researchers found that high perchlorate levels … Continue reading

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