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Jul
2018

For older adults, a little bit of sugar can improve memory and engagement

In over-60s, sugar was found to increase engagement in difficult tasks and enhance cognitive performance

Good news older readers, a small sugary treat can boost your memory and performance when faced with a difficult task. A long-standing body of research has been bolstered by a new study from the University of Warwick that has concluded that sugar does indeed improve memory and motivation in older adults.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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18
Jul
2018

Research suggests mother’s depression during pregnancy can alter a baby’s biology

A new study is the first to find a possible link between depression during pregnancy and ...

A compelling new study from researchers at King's College London has found that if a pregnant mother suffers depression, it can result in notable biological changes in her baby. This is the first study to suggest that depression in pregnancy can result in long-term biological implications for the child.

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18
Jul
2018

Is a planetary smash-up dimming a distant star?

A strangely-dimming star might be being blocked by the debris from a planetary smash-up, according to ...

By their nature, stars burn bright – so when they start dimming and fading, astronomers pay attention. It's been suggested that once star that dims on an irregular schedule is home to some sort of "alien megastructure", and although a swarm of comets is the more likely culprit, the star is still a point of interest. Now, astronomers have observed another strangely-twinkling star and found that it might be the result of a collision between proto-planets orbiting it, and the star gobbling up the remains.

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Category: Space

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18
Jul
2018

Blue Origin pushes the envelope to complete 9th test flight

Today's launch was the ninth New Shephard suborbital mission

A Blue Origin New Shepard rocket lifted off today from the company's launch site on the ninth test flight in the run up to carrying paying passengers. At 10:11 am CDT, the booster and its unmanned Crew Capsule thundered into the sky above Texas on a mission to see how well the launch system operates on the edge of its engineering envelope.

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18
Jul
2018

Review: Audeara’s A-01 adaptive headphones take some getting used to

With the Audeara A-01 adaptive headphones, detail, clarity and the intellectual side of music is very ...

There's no such thing as good-sounding headphones – only headphones that match the ears that are listening to them. Audeara's A-01 headphones use clinically-approved hearing response tests to adjust to every ear for incredible clarity and detail, but the results take some getting used to.

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