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New form of blood test detects brain injury

A new form of blood test, the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Feb. 14,  allowing for the detection of concussions in the course of only a few hours. This new blood test was approved after six months of deliberation, a relatively short period of time, because the…

Motivational music increases risk-taking behavior, study finds
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Motivational music increases risk-taking behavior, study finds

Listening to motivational music during sports activities and exercise increases risk-taking behavior, according to a study published in Frontiers in Psychology. This is  particularly seen in male participants and participants who made their own playlist. Motivational music, however, does not improve sports performance. While a photo of one’s workout may be a like-worthy Instagram post,…

Team USA overcomes Pyeongchang cold with new technology
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Team USA overcomes Pyeongchang cold with new technology

Team USA overcame the Pyeongchang cold during the 2018 Winter Olympics with new, innovative technology. The team’s opening and closing ceremony outfits, designed by Ralph Lauren, and the U.S. bobsled and speedskating suits, designed by Under Armour Inc., had ink-based technology that provided extra warmth and protection against the cold. The average February temperature in…

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Trump administration suspends Obama-era clean water rule

President Donald Trump has officially postponed a clean water regulation proposed by the Barack Obama administration in 2015. His goals are to create his own version of the proposal, a version less severe on farmers and real estate developers. According to the director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, the Waters of the United…

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