Makeup & Skincare

NATIONAL MARITIME DAY: WHY ARE WE STILL ASKING IF WOMEN BELONG AT SEA?

23 MAY 2022  Over the last year much has been written about female mariners and our role in the maritime industry; unfortunately, the tone and tenor of the coverage might unintentionally dampen the remarkable progress women are making in breaking into this male-dominated realm. I am a proud merchant mariner …

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS A ‘GAME CHANGER’ WHEN IT COMES TO HEATWAVES

22 MAY 2022 All heatwaves today bear the unmistakable and measurable fingerprint of global warming, top experts on quantifying the impact of climate change on extreme weather said Wednesday. Burning fossil fuels and destroying forests have released enough greenhouse gases into the atmosphere to also boost the frequency and intensity of many …

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COSMIC TIMEKEEPING METHOD PROPOSES TO SYNCHRONIZE ALL CLOCKS ON EARTH

19 MAY 2022 Modern technology pulses with a heartbeat measured in microseconds. From global positioning systems to communications networks, it’s vital every component falls into near-perfect synch. Based on standards determined by a specialized task group, signals sent through optic fiber or down from an orbiting satellite tend to ensure …

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COVID-19’S IMPACT ON SEAFARER POPULATIONS WILL BE FELT FOR YEARS TO COME

18 MAY 2022 By Hrishi Olickel and Irina Carbunaru – The crew change crisis is raging on, as changing Covid-19 restrictions complicate seafarer movements – and the ripple effects may continue to spread for the next five years. The crewing crisis and the increasing safety risks of operating in a tense geopolitical …

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A PAIR OF TWINS GREW UP IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, THEN SCIENTISTS COMPARED THEM

  13 MAY 2022 Researchers have taken advantage of a rare opportunity to study identical (aka monozygotic) twins who were separated early in life, before being raised in different countries by different families – and there are some surprising results to report. Whereas IQ has been shown to be up to …

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DUNNING-KRUGER EFFECT? YOU MIGHT BE USING IT WRONG

04 MAY 2022 The Dunning-Kruger effect is a purported bias in human thinking that leads us to misjudge our abilities in contrast to our actual skill level. It is named after American social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger, who since the late 1990s have conducted a series of investigations into our ability to self-assess our own performance at …

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CAN “GREEN CORRIDORS” HELP CUT SHIPPING’S CARBON FOOTPRINT?

30 APR 2022 At last year’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, 22 countries, including the UK, US, Germany and Japan, signed up to the Clydebank Declaration, announcing their intention to establish various zero-emissions shipping routes known as “green corridors”. By 2025, the aim is to have set up at least six …

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HOW DEADLY FUNGAL MENINGITIS SPREADS IN THE BRAIN, AND IT’S BRUTAL

29 APR 2022 Disease-causing pathogens are notoriously dangerous foes that have evolved many tricks to thwart the body’s immune system. Among the most terrifying are ones that can sneak into the nervous system, even infecting the brain. Now, a new study from researchers in the UK, Australia, and Singapore has …

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SURPRISING UPSIDE TO IMPOSTER SYNDROME, RESEARCH SHOWS

26 APR 2022 Many of us are familiar with imposter syndrome: feelings of doubt about our skills and intelligence, and a sense that we’re going to get exposed as frauds at any moment. It can be a debilitating mental condition, but new research has found a positive angle. It turns out …

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REGULAR BLOOD DONATIONS HAVE A STRANGE HIDDEN BENEFIT WE NEVER KNEW ABOUT

24 APR 2022 It’s no exaggeration to say that donating blood can save lives. Now, researchers have found a curious benefit for the donor: regular trips to the blood bank appear to reduce the amount of certain ‘forever chemicals’ swimming around in the bloodstream. While scientists aren’t sure just how …

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