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What does returning a lost wallet say about us?

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:00:00 GMT

Lost your wallet? A new study shows having more cash in your wallet could be to your benefit and offers hope about honesty around the world.

7 warning signs a teen may be suicidal

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:07:00 GMT

With cyberbullying, the opioid epidemic and increased pressure on teens, suicide rates among young people have reached their highest point since 2000 in the US. Wherever you live, here are some signs to watch out for.

Sweet dreams are made of this: 5 facts about sleeping

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:30:00 GMT

Some people claim they only need four to five hours of sleep a night. After that, these super-humans say, they wake up nice and refreshed, ready for the challenges of a new day! From a health standpoint, that's bogus.

Making space for female scientists' voices online, in the media and in person

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:27:00 GMT

At first glance the Wikipedia author gender gap could suggest women are less interested in publishing on the page, as anyone can do it. But a recent study shows female editors regularly face online harassment and abuse.

Women are less visible in STEM: Why?

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:45:00 GMT

According to common stereotypes, women are better at languages and history, while men are better at chemistry and math. But are these categorizations based on fact?

Fake lashes with side effects: Risk of eczema and infection

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:59:00 GMT

Long, full lashes are considered attractive, especially in women. That's why artificial lashes are on the rise. But these extensions come with health risks.

When smart devices pass secrets to the police

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:01:00 GMT

It may crackdown on crime — and privacy, too. That's if German police get powers to seize personal data on smart devices. Germany's discussing plans that are already a reality in the USA.

Blood donation: Everything you've ever needed to know

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:15:00 GMT

Can cigarette smokers donate blood? Am I going to pass out? Can I drink booze afterwards? Should I eat beforehand? Am I old enough? Here's everything you ever wanted to know about blood donation on World Blood Donor Day.

Ampaire test-flies world's biggest electric plane

Fri, 7 Jun 2019 11:02:00 GMT

The American aircraft maker has launched its Ampaire 337, the largest hybrid-electric aircraft ever flown. With commercial use beckoning for 2021, it's a step in the direction of reducing carbon footprints in the sky.

Alzheimer's and tooth brushing: Forget to brush today, forget a lot more later?

Fri, 7 Jun 2019 10:48:00 GMT

You may be able to fool your partner with a mint and some mouthwash (please stop doing that, though, it's gross), but your rancid tooth brushing habits could catch up with you later in life.

Kids in Germany to name exoplanet, star

Fri, 7 Jun 2019 07:25:00 GMT

German schools, kindergartens and amateur astronomers have been asked to come up with names for two heavenly bodies. The huge exoplanet and its star currently go by the unpoetical catalog numbers HD 32518 and HD 32518b.

European Drug Report 2019 directly contrasts US drug crisis, tells a story of relative calm

Thu, 6 Jun 2019 09:46:00 GMT

Around 8,200 people died of an overdose in Europe in 2018, according to the European Drug Report. That's almost 10 times less than the number of overdose deaths in the United States.

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