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England records rise in dementia diagnoses

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:45 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of people in England diagnosed with dementia has risen by 62% over seven years.
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Running 7 minutes a day 'halves heart death risk'

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The research reported on today found people who ran had a reduced risk of death from heart disease, as well as death from any cause, compared with non-runners.
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+5

Sleep sensor breaks through $1m on Kickstarter

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking kit has cracked $1.2m (£708,000) in its first week on Kickstarter's crowdfunding platform.
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+8

Moon mystery: Why our Earth's satellite is lemon-shaped

Posted in Science on 31st Jul, 2014 02:35 AM
by AlexMuller
The early Moon was closer to Earth than today, so its shape may have been changed by the tides.
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+7

Pea-sized brain hub could shed light on depression

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2014 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say a part of the brain, smaller than a pea, triggers the instinctive feeling that something bad is about to happen.
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+27

Delaying climate action will carry heavy economic cost, White House warns

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2014 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The White House has warned that delaying action on climate change would carry a heavy price.
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+40

Kidney transplant drug halves the early risk of organ rejection

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
The drug, called alemtuzumab, also allows a less toxic regimen of anti-rejection drugs to be used after the operation.
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+35

SpaceX is building on its rocket business revolution

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jul, 2014 01:13 AM
by AlexMuller
CEO Elon Musk believes the time is coming where there will be thousands of launches each year.
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+13

Solar storm in 2012 nearly 'knocked modern civilization back to the 18th century'

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2014 02:49 AM
by AlexMuller
The extreme space weather that tore through Earth’s orbit on July 23, 2012, was the most powerful in 150 years.
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+25

Slow Walking Speed and Memory Complaints are Early Predictors of Dementia

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2014 02:42 AM
by AlexMuller
A simple test can predict the likelihood of developing dementia.
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+40

Ancient Earth fossils could be found on the moon

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2014 02:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Signs of ancient life could be littered across the moon, just waiting for an intrepid explorer to find them.
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+28

People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2014 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
We know that happiness can have positive benefits on health. Now research suggests that having a sense of purpose or direction in life may also be beneficial.
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+33

First national study finds trees saving lives, and reducing respiratory problems:

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jul, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Air pollution modeling reveals broad-scale impacts of pollution removal by trees.
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+42

Brain cells can suppress appetite, study in mice shows

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2014 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered a central hub of brain cells that may put the brakes on a desire to eat.
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+23

Sea Level Rise in the Tropical Pacific Ocean isn't Natural:

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2014 01:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Human Activity is to Blame.
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+28

Google Glass rival with neck battery shown off by Lenovo

Posted in Hardware on 28th Jul, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Chinese computing giant Lenovo has shown off what it hopes will be a rival to Google Glass.
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+12