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Kids learn best when physically active
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Kids learn best when physically active

by Victoria Merlino

Children learn math best when they are engaged in physical activity and movement, finds a recent study by the University of Copenhagen. The study was conducted over the span of six weeks, with 165 first-grade children from three different Danish schools serving as the participants. The children were selected by how similar their demographic profiles…

Extended mental stability proves abnormal in New Zealand study
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Extended mental stability proves abnormal in New Zealand study

by Jonathan Sperling

Going an extended period of time without being diagnosed with a mental disorder is abnormal, according to a long-term study conducted in New Zealand and two other countries. “Enduring Mental Health: Prevalence and Prediction,” which was published in The Journal of Abnormal Psychology earlier this month, studied 988 participants in Dunedin, New Zealand, for signs…

Deaf people demonstrate better reaction times, better vision
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Deaf people demonstrate better reaction times, better vision

by Yelena Dzhanova

In recent years, scientists have invested research into sensory functions in deaf people. Deaf people who know a form of sign language characteristically have enhanced vision according to a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Sheffield’s Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics. The same study indicates that deaf people who are able…

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Black rhinoceroes face extinction

by Maya Yegorova

The black rhinoceros is on the verge of extinction because of poachers, according to scientists from Cardiff University. The university’s study determined that, to combat this issue, a new conservation plan must be implemented. The black rhinoceros was once a genetically distinct population within Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria and Somalia. However,…

Children build stronger relationships with pets than siblings
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Children build stronger relationships with pets than siblings

by Maya Yegorova

A recent study conducted by the University of Cambridge revealed that children receive gratification from relationships with their pets more so than those with their siblings. Additionally, children have been found to get along better with their pets than with their siblings. This 10-year-long study of children’s social and emotional growth encompasses data on a…

Cocaine users more likely to engage in unprotected and unsafe sex
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Cocaine users more likely to engage in unprotected and unsafe sex

by Yelena Dzhanova

A study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University confirmed that cocaine users face a greater likelihood to engage in unprotected sex and have greater sexual impulses and sexual desire. Previously, scientists linked cocaine use to risky sexual behavior that promoted the risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. For this study, researchers…

Bulletin moves Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight
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Bulletin moves Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight

by Victoria Merlino

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has set its Doomsday Clock to two minutes and 30 seconds to midnight—the closest it has been to midnight since 1953. Originally designed by scientists who had worked on the Manhattan Project, the Doomsday Clock symbolically represents how close humanity is to destroying itself through technologies of its own…

Trump gag order launches protests from government employees
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Trump gag order launches protests from government employees

by Jonathan Sperling

A temporary gag order on government agencies issued by President Donald Trump led several alleged government employees to go rogue last month, defying the president’s orders and posting scientific information on social media. Following Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration, the National Park Service retweeted a side-by-side photo originally posted by a New York Times reporter that…

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Flame retardant study discovers high exposure in NYC children

by Yelena Dzhanova

In an attempt to quantify the concentration of flame retardant chemicals ingested by and present on humans, researchers from The Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health conducted analyses of 25 homes of mothers and their children in two boroughs in New York City. The study also included researchers thoroughly wiping down the hands of the…

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Study finds links between profanity and honesty

by Seun Elemo

A recent study published in the Social Psychological and Personality Science has concluded that people who swear frequently tend to be more honest. A team of researchers from Hong Kong, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States reported that people who use profanity are less likely to be connected with deception and lying….

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