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Youngsters using smartphones lose out on sleep, Says New Study

Youngsters using smartphones lose out on sleep, Says New Study

Researchers have warned that children’s increasing use of mobile electronic devices is leaving them at risk of permanent damage. New study in the UK has found that the use of smartphones and tablets is causing significant sleep problems among babies and toddlers. Tim Smith, who lead a team at Birkbeck University in London, quizzed 750 parents about their kids’ touchscreen ... Read More »

Researchers seek holy grail of climate change in Oman’s hills

Researchers seek holy grail of climate change in Oman's hills

Researchers are busy digging into the crust of the Earth to study the planet’s natural carbon sequestration process in an effort to find a more efficient way to effectively combat castastrophic climate change. A team of geologists, led by Columbia University’s Peter Kelemen, are cracking into the exposed sections of the Earth’s mantle in Oman’s al-Hajjar mountains to observe how ... Read More »

Running can increase your lifespan, says new research

Running can increase your lifespan, says new research

A new study shows running could help people live longer. After collecting data from 55,000 adults, the Iowa State University study found one hour of running can add seven hours to a person’s life. This is more than any other form of exercise. The findings, which used data from studies of men and women aged 18 to 100 over 15 ... Read More »

Researchers Find Signs That Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Might Be Hospitable To Life

Researchers Find Signs That Saturn's Moon Enceladus Might Be Hospitable To Life

Researchers believe life could exist on Saturn’s moon Enceladus around hydrothermal vents which are similar to those found at the bottom of the Earth’s ocean. Chemical analysis of the plume suggested conditions favourable for methanogenesis – the generation of methane by microbes that use hydrogen and carbon dioxide to obtain energy. According to Reuters and the New York Times, scientists ... Read More »

Women addicted to their phones at risk of depression, says new study

Women addicted to their phones at risk of depression, says new study

Women are more hooked on smartphones than men… making them vulnerable to problems at home, work and with friends, according to new research from Binghamton University- State University of New York.. “Our smartphones have turned into a tool that provides short, quick, immediate satisfaction, which is very triggering,” said Isaac Vaghefi, assistant professor of management information systems at Binghamton University-State ... Read More »

Wild horse attacks alligator in dramatic video “Watch”

Wild horse attacks alligator in dramatic video (Watch)

A group of friends hiking near Gainesville caught a strange sight in their path: a fight between a horse and an alligator. And it appears the horse emerged victorious. Krystal M. Berry posted the shocking video on Facebook, and it’s exploding across the internet. The group of horses, including a little colt, were grazing alongside the path. The alligator walked ... Read More »

Two dead, three injured in head-on crash in northern Alberta

Two dead, three injured in head-on crash in northern Alberta

Two people were killed in a head-on collision Thursday north of Sexsmith, police say. Police say the crash happened around 7:12 a.m. when a northbound truck crossed the centre line and collided head-on with an oncoming truck travelling southbound on Highway 2 near Township Road 750. A 34-year-old male passenger from Grande Prairie in the northbound truck was pronounced deceased ... Read More »

New device can turn air into drinking water, says new research

New device can turn air into drinking water, says new research

A new water harvester developed by researchers at UC Berkeley and MIT could become a low-energy, off-the-grid means of sustenance. A proof-of-concept solar-powered harvester, produced in a joint venture between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley, uses ambient sunlight to extract water from the air. In rooftop tests, reported in the journal Science, the device ... Read More »

UW Astronomers Have Captured the First-Ever “Image” of a Dark Matter Web

UW Astronomers Have Captured the First-Ever “Image” of a Dark Matter Web

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have produced what they say is the first composite image of a dark matter filament that connects galaxies across the cosmos. The composite image, which combines a number of individual images, confirms predictions that galaxies across the universe are tied together through a cosmic web connected by dark matter that has until now remained ... Read More »

NASA releases clearest image yet of Earth at night (Photo)

NASA releases clearest image yet of Earth at night (Photo)

NASA released new global maps of the Earth at night today, and the space agency says they’re the clearest composite views yet of human settlement patterns on our home planet. This composite image, one of three new full-hemisphere views, provides a view of the Americas at night. The clouds and sun glint — added here for aesthetic effect — are ... Read More »