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Learning during sleep depends on timing

Retaining new information can be as easy as getting some uninterrupted sleep claims a recent study funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Researchers from the University of Zurich and Fribourg confirmed the findings of a previous study, which claimed that newly-learned foreign vocabulary words can be memorized more easily if the same words are…

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Venus’s twin may have an atmosphere

Researchers have discovered a rocky planet that is cool enough to potentially host an atmosphere and is 39 light years away—just close enough to be studied with telescopes. The planet was discovered by the MEarth-South telescope array, built in early 2014 in the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. It consists of eight 16-inch telescopes…

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Parents misjudge children’s happiness based on own feelings

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Plymouth, parental reports of children’s happiness may be misjudged and not a valid source for happiness assessments. The study identifies that past research strayed away from using multiple informants for assessments of happiness because it created and increased the chances of large discrepancies,…

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