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High blood pressure in your 40s linked to smaller brain size at 70

2 hours 11 min ago
People with high blood pressure in their 40s seem to have smaller brains at age 70, suggesting that looking after your health may help prevent some forms of dementia
Categories: Astronomy

Is air pollution causing mental health conditions like depression?

6 hours 41 min ago
Evidence is growing that air pollution is linked to mental health conditions. But it's not clear yet how - and if - pollution may be affecting our brains.
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An inside look at the NHS's plans to revolutionise healthcare with AI

7 hours 56 min ago
From spotting cancer and triaging patients to rearranging hospital appointments, artificial intelligence has a lot to offer the NHS, says Indra Joshi
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We could find alien life on exoplanets by looking for its glow

11 hours 7 min ago
Most of the closest exoplanets we’ve found orbit stars that can release flares of dangerous UV light, but those very flares might force life to evolve to glow
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Cities are using walls of moss to tackle air pollution from traffic

11 hours 28 min ago
Expensive moss walls are the latest trend to combat air pollution in major cities, but can a few square metres of plant matter really solve the problem?
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Extinction Rebellion founder calls for mass psychedelic disobedience

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:10pm
Gail Bradbrook, a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, has called for a mass ingestion of psychedelic substances in protest against the criminalisation of drugs
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Climate change will drive longer extreme heatwaves in summer

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 11:00am
If the world warms by more than 2°C, extreme summer heat and rain are likely to last longer and lead to flooding, with serious effects for farming and health
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A classic quantum theorem may prove there are many parallel universes

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 10:47am
If we accept that information can’t travel faster than the speed of light, a quantum theorem seems to require many worlds that split when you make a measurement
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We have spotted 8 more mysterious repeating radio bursts from space

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 7:26am
Fast radio bursts are unexplained blasts of radio waves from space. A haul of eight newly spotted ones that flash repeatedly may help us work out what they are
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The UK has lost its World Health Organization ‘measles-free’ status

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 6:30am
Three years after the measles virus was eliminated, the UK has lost its “measles-free” status, prompting the government to announce urgent action
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Having kids makes you happier, but only when they move out

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 2:00am
Parents with young children are less happy than non-parents, but the tables seem to turn when their children leave home and become more supportive than stressful
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Genetic studies hint alcohol isn’t linked to breast cancer after all

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 2:00am
Genetic studies rebut current warnings from health officials that alcohol causes breast tumours, and that even light drinking causes throat cancer
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Genetic studies suggest alcohol isn’t linked to breast cancer afterall

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 2:00am
Genetic studies rebut current warnings from health officials that alcohol causes breast tumours, and that even light drinking causes throat cancer
Categories: Astronomy

15 studies retracted due to fears they used Chinese prisoners' organs

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:16am
15 organ transplantation studies by researchers in China have been retracted due to concerns the work may have used organs from executed prisoners
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Tiny magnets could help rid the ocean of harmful microplastics

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 5:00am
Tiny magnetic coils can turn microplastics into carbon dioxide and water. The reaction could catch plastic in wastewater streams and stop it entering the ocean
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Wildlife summit to consider global ban on saiga antelope trade

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 2:00am
Protections for saiga antelope, mako sharks and even woolly mammoths will be considered at a conference of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
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Super-deep diamonds contain traces of a pristine chunk of early Earth

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 2:00pm
Diamonds that formed twice as deep as normal contain evidence of a pristine hunk of original Earth rock hiding deep underground
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Robotic shorts could help you run and walk more efficiently

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 2:00pm
A robotic exosuit cuts the energy required to walk and run, and could be used by firefighters or others who spend long periods of time on their feet
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Sticky nets of DNA from immune cells may be to blame for gallstones

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:00am
Immune cells may help painful gallstones grow by ejecting sticky nets of DNA around the crystals that form in bile – a finding that could lead to new treatments
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Europe’s extinct cave bears went into decline just as humans arrived

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 9:00am
The population of cave bears in Europe held steady for tens of thousands of years, then crashed after humans showed up – suggesting we helped wipe them out
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