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5 minutes in nature boosts your mood

New research published in the Journal of Positive Psychology provides evidence that brief contact with the natural environment quickly improves mood. “Throughout my life I have enjoyed time spent in natural settings so I have been delighted to discover the

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12 Common Things Science Still Hasn’t Figured Out

We’ve learned enough about physics to send humans to the Moon. We’ve discovered that DNA carries our genetic information. Scientists have even gotten closer to solving the mystery of whether cats can behave as both solids and liquids. But there

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“Super Earth,” exists

Using data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, two NASA interns and a team of amateur astronomers have found a new ‘super Earth’. Roughly twice the size of Earth, and known as K2-288Bb, the new world is located within its star’s

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What Makes Popcorn Pop?

Hint: It’s a powerful combo of steam and heat. A handful of popcorn seeds can, in a flash, burst out of their shells and become something far greater than before. Accompanied by the sound of a mini-explosion as they make

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Canadian Leading The Way Into Solar/Wind Future

In the conversation about using solar or wind energy on a large scale the same issue always crops up, and that is storage. How do you use the sun’s energy when it isn’t shining? Or the wind when it is

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Sunburn Preventing Wristbands

Even as summer comes to an end there are those who still want to see the sun as much as possible, but the ever-present concern is; how much is too much? There is a researcher at the Australian Royal Melbourne

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Just 5 Alcoholic Drinks a Week Could Shorten Your Lifespan

Wine lovers were elated when a scientific study last year suggested that drinking a glass of wine a day could help them live longer. Now a new study, published in The Lancet, finds that having more than 100 grams of alcohol

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Music To Help Reduce Anxiety

With the ever growing numbers of people reporting dealing with anxiety there are many who are looking for ways to try to reduce anxiety levels in themselves and in loved ones. Everything from essential oils, to grounding techniques, to unplugging

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Lunchtime Trivia For Wednesday August 15th

Our Lunchtime Trivia today brought us back to the time of Christopher Columbus with the answer, but first let’s get the Question: Research has found that this can help you get to sleep faster and have a deeper, better quality

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Solar Probe Launched On SUNday Morning

If you are thinking of taking some time tonight to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight then you might want to take a moment today to wave hi to Parker, the probe that was launched in the

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Lunchtime Trivia For Monday July 30th

Our Lunchtime Trivia question for Today was all about being good for you which had many guessing it was about pets or working out. And you can’t blame them with a question like this; Doing this can lower your stress

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Your Best Chance To View Mars Is This Weekend

If you have not been checking out the night sky this weekend you have been missing some fantastic natural phenomenon. The moon put on a display Friday night as did the red planet. Though despite what your Facebook news feed

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New Moons Found Around Jupiter

Scientists at the Carnegie Institution of Science have discovered that Jupiter has more moons than previously thought, twelve more in fact, including what they are calling 11 “normal” moons and one “oddball” which brings the total number of moons around

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Judging Strength By Sound

Can you judge how strong someone is by the sound of their voice? Science says you can! And you’re quite good at it as well. In a recent paper, published by researchers at the University of Sussex in England, it

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Glacial Calving In Greenland Captured On Video

Two researchers from New York University, who happen to be the Canadian husband and wife team of David and Denise Holland, were camping off Greenland’s Helheim Glacier which they were studying and had a camera set up for the overnight

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