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A COVID-19 booster shot will provide strong and broad antibody protection against the range of omicron sublineage variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in circulation, two new studies using serum from human blood samples suggest.Researchers tested neutralizing antibody levels against the BA.2 and BA.3 omicron variants and deltacron, a recombinant var...

COVID booster needed for broad protection against omicron variants

New research has revealed the health of pugs is now different and largely worse than other dogs.

Pug health so poor it 'can't be considered a typical dog' - study - BBC News

The NBA has undergone formative changes since commissioner David Stern began his tenure. Stern has endeavored to make the NBA a consumer-friendly and marketable league by implementing sanctions on physical violence. This study takes a closer look at Stern’s efforts by examining the interplay between two forms of violence in NBA basketball players on the court: “old fashioned” physical violence (PV) and symbolic violence (SV). ...
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Molar found in Laos could be the first fossil evidence that the hominin species was far-ranging and able to adapt to different climates.

A recent study explores the psychology behind labeling ideas as conspiracy theories. The findings, published in the British Journal of Psychology, suggest that labeling a statement as a conspiracy theory does not make it less believable. Instead, less believable claims are more likely to get called conspiracy theories. ...
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Investigators reported, “Contrary to concerns about spillover effects, implementation of legalized non-medical cannabis coincided with decreases in alcohol and cigarette use and pain reliever misuse.”

Study: Young Adults' Consumption of Alcohol, Cigarettes, Other Substances Fell Following Marijuana Legalization - NORML

Deaths involving alcohol use disorder increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators. The study also found that young adults 25 to 44 years old experienced the steepest upward trend in alcohol use disorder mortality.In the study, published this month in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Network Op...

Study: Deaths from Alcohol Use Disorder Surged During Pandemic

Sightings of an 'ape-man' in Indonesia could be proof the Homo floresiensis species, believed to be long extinct, is still alive today, one anthropologist has argued. But other experts are skeptical.

Mysterious 'hobbit' human species may not be extinct says expert in controversial claim

People struggling with their weight who are unable to do aerobic exercise can hit the gym instead and still see positive results.

Weights can be weapons in battle against obesity - ECU Newsroom

Humans communicate with each other through language, which enables us talk about things beyond time and space. Do non-human animals learn to associate human speech with specific objects in everyday life? We examined whether cats matched familiar cats’ names and faces (Exp.1) and human family members’ names and faces (Exp.2). ...
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People who can frequently recall their dreams tend to be more creative and exhibit increased functional connectivity in a key brain network, according to new research published in the journal Nature and Science of Sleep. The findings provide new insights into the neurophysiological correlates of dreaming. ...
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The January event was far bigger than any 20th Century volcanic event, or indeed any atom bomb test.

Tonga eruption was 'record atmospheric explosion' - BBC News

Studying cryptocurrency through the psychological lens of the dark tetrad offers insight into why people want to buy crypto. We are not suggesting that everyone interested in crypto displays dark tetrad traits. ...

Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A) is an international journal which publishes papers on all aspects of astronomy and astrophysics

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have studied how the screen habits of US children correlate with how their cognitive abilities develop over time. They found that the children who spent an above-average time playing video games increased their intelligence more than the average, while TV watching or social media had neither a positive nor a negative effect. ...
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Video games can help boost children's intelligence  | Karolinska Institutet Nyheter

FGF signals from young cerebrospinal fluid rejuvenate ageing brains.

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, with moons, rings and beautiful clouds.

Jupiter: King of the planets | Live Science

Scientists discover why antibiotics make life-threatening fungal infections such as invasive candidiasis more probable.

Antibiotics can lead to life-threatening fungal infection because of disruption to the gut microbiome – new study


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