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Had a Bad Night’s Sleep? Maybe You Could Blame the Moon

Had a Bad Night’s Sleep? Maybe You Could Blame the Moon

A lot of people complain about their poor sleep around the full moon, and recently a report published on Current Biology presents the first convincing scientific evidence to demonstrate that this really is true. This new finding further proves that humans—despite the comforts of the civilized world—still respond to the [...]

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Global Warming and Arctic Sea Ice Melting

Global Warming and Arctic Sea Ice Melting

In recent years, when we are complaining about the hotter and hotter summer, the arctic sea ice content has reached the lowest point for the last 1,500 years by the end of 2012. Eric Post, professor in Department of Biology, and his co-workers from University of Pennsylvania have published an [...]

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Be Careful, Crowded Rooms Can Make You Dumber!

Be Careful, Crowded Rooms Can Make You Dumber!

An image of attendees at the World Economic Forum. They might think a little more slowly thanks to all the carbon dioxide in the crowded room. Image via Wikimedia Commons/Gardiner Pearson When you feel sleepy in a crowded room, you might think that is because the presenter talks boring stuffs, while [...]

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