Author: Farmer Dell

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Why people post ‘couple photos’ as their social media profile pictures

Amanda L. Forest, University of Pittsburgh and Kori Krueger, University of Pittsburgh As you scroll through your Facebook news feed, you see it: Your friend…

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Posted in Environment

Why are moths attracted to light?

Carlos Linares, Boise State University and Jesse Barber, Boise State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a…

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Why I’m teaching kids science through the sport of rowing

Elizabeth A. Barton, Wayne State University I didn’t know what the world looked like at 5:00 a.m. until my son began rowing for the Detroit…

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Infants Exposed to Languages Can Retain Them Later in Life

By Greg Uyeno February 01, 2017 Children as young as 3 months old who have been exposed to a language have an advantage when they learn —…

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Posted in COVID-19

Could a nasal spray stop you catching Covid? £51 product available on Amazon stopped Jews getting virus at religious festival, study says

Worshippers who used a nasal spray at a mass gathering avoided Covid infection Nasal spray, Taffix, coats the inside of the nose to stop the…

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Rabies’ horrifying symptoms inspired folktales of humans turned into werewolves, vampires and other monsters

[F.D. – Remembrances of a time when we could find ‘entertainment’ in a deadly virus. ] Jessica Wang, University of British Columbia In 1855, the…

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How the CARES Act Forgot America’s Most Vulnerable Hospitals

COVID-19 relief was meant to give a lifeline to hospitals, especially the small, rural facilities that struggled to stay open before 2020. But in states…

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Posted in Beekeeping

Did bees live in the time of dinosaurs?

[In evolutionary terms, bees are vegetarian wasps. (I’d say vegan.)] Fred Dyer, Michigan State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages….

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Posted in COVID-19 Health Living

How messenger substances influence individual decision-making

by Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf  Studies indicate that different parts of the brain are responsible for different types of decisions. A research team led by Luca…

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CDC says masks must fit tightly – and two are better than one

[FD – This article is a little soft on mask recommendations, so let me jump in. Doubling is suggested only for loose fittings masks and…

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