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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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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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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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LARGEST FLOATING CRANE ON EAST COAST WILL HELP CLEAR BALTIMORE BRIDGE

01 APR 2024 In a press briefing Thursday, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore pledged to restore the damage from the Francis Scott Key Bridge’s collapse, but cautioned that it would not happen quickly. “This is an incredibly complex job, and our timeline will be long,” Moore said. “We’ve got work to …

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NTSB RELEASES “BLACK BOX” TIMELINE OF BALTIMORE BRIDGE STRIKE

31 MAR 2024  On Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board released an initial timeline of events in the tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which was struck by a container ship and destroyed early Tuesday. The agency has received an initial tranche of voyage data recorder (VDR) information …

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BALTIMORE BRIDGE’S WEIGHT IS PINNING CONTAINER SHIP DALI TO THE BOTTOM

31 MAR 2024  In a reversal of the usual order for a major marine salvage operation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its contractors will make the first big move in getting the wrecked container ship Dali out of Baltimore’s ship channel. Dali’s bow is technically aground in the channel, said …

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