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IF YOU WANT TO FEEL YOUNG AND REJUVENATED, ONE HABIT IS KEY

10 APRIL 2024 If you want to keep feeling youthful even as you age, then getting a good night’s sleep is key. A new study has found that seven to nine hours of shuteye a night can make you feel years younger upon waking. And that perception may not just …

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HAND SANITIZERS COULD DAMAGE CRITICAL SUPPORTING CELLS IN THE BRAIN

09 APRIL 2024 Chemicals found in common household disinfectants, glues, and furniture textiles could damage supporting cells in the brain during critical stages of their development, a new study based on human cell cultures and mice has found. Starting with 1,823 compounds of unknown toxicity found in the environment, Erin …

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MASTER AND SHIPPING COMPANY CONVICTED OVER PILOT LADDER FAILURE

08 APR 2024  For the second time in less than a year, the Australia Maritime Safety Authority is reporting the successful conviction of a ship’s master and the shipping company for the failure of a ladder which resulted in injuries to a pilot during a transfer. While these accidents happen …

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RARE GENETIC VARIANTS ARE CURIOUSLY CONNECTED WITH BEING LEFT-HANDED

07 APRIL 2024 A new study has associated rare variants of specific genes with the development of left-handedness in humans. Learning how these variations make left-handers different in other ways could help solve mysteries such as how genes can make people more likely to have neurodevelopmental disorders or develop neurodegenerative …

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PLANTS REALLY DO ‘SCREAM’. WE’VE SIMPLY NEVER HEARD IT UNTIL NOW.

06 APRIL 2024 It seems like Roald Dahl may have been onto something after all: if you hurt a plant, it screams. Well, sort of. Not in the same way you or I might scream. Rather, they emit popping or clicking noises in ultrasonic frequencies outside the range of human …

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DAMAGED DNA COULD WARN OF PARKINSON’S LONG BEFORE SYMPTOMS

05 APRIL 2024 Scientists in Barcelona, Spain, think they have identified a possible biomarker that can predict the onset of a disorder that gives rise to diseases like Parkinson’s long before symptoms of cognitive and physical decline appear. These specific indicators swimming in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) precede …

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HEAVY-LIFT VESSEL DELIVERS SANCTIONED LNG TECHNOLOGY TO RUSSIAN ARCTIC

04 APRIL 2024 Following a nearly three-month voyage Chinese heavy lift vessel Hunter Star delivered the final liquefaction module for Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 facility to Russia. Russian gas company Novatek, the Arctic LNG 2 project itself, and the Belokamenka construction yard near Murmansk have all been sanctioned by the …

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USCG: “SIGNIFICANT INCREASE” IN DETENTIONS DURING PORT STATE INSPECTIONS

03 APRIL 2024 The issues of the safety of shipping and the efforts by Port States to inspect ships to enforce regulations continue to swirl in the wake of the Dali’s allision with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore which sent shockwaves through the shipping industry. The U.S. Coast …

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HEART RATE COULD PREDICT WHETHER YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO BE A CRIMINAL

02 APRIL 2024 A study published back in 2015 revealed a curious link between crime and unintentional injury rates in men and a low resting heart rate. Now a similar study on women has uncovered much the same association, reminding us that risk-taking isn’t confined to any one gender. Researchers …

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REMEDY FOR SHIP ACCIDENTS: TUG ESCORTS

01 APRIL 2024  When the M/V Dali had an allision with Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge at eight knots, the 116,000-deadweight-tonne ship hit with explosive force. This tragedy left six bridge workers dead, an economically-essential port closed, and the entire maritime sector under scrutiny. Commercial shipping transports over 80 percent of the world’s …

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