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

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…

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

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

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,…

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

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…

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

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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Study finds links between profanity and honesty

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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