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Victory for South Africa Space Science

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been selected by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to become the designated regional provider of space weather information to the..

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US Government Shutdown Threatens Lasting Space Science Impact

Last week hundreds of space scientists and astronomers were barred from attending major conferences and ordered to cease work on research or even answer emails because of America’s ongoing partial shu..

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Science, English, Math Teachers in Short Supply

TALLAHASSEE —*The State Board of Education is expected Wednesday to approve a report that details a shortage of certified science, English and math teachers in Florida’s public schools. The annual re..

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Is the Fishing Industry Leaving Enough Food for Antarctica’s Top Predators?

Krill, crustaceans smaller than a cigarette, play an outsize role in the ecology of the ocean around Antarctica: Penguins, whales, and other predators feast on vast swarms of the shrimplike animals. N..

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How Coca-Cola Manipulated Chinese Public Health Policy for Its Own Gain

China used to be one of the leanest countries, but since it has become enamored of capitalism, that has changed. As obesity plagues the country, Big Soda has been busy shaping health policies that avo..

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Turns out the Science Saying Screen Time Is Bad Isn’t Science

A new study is making waves in the worlds of tech and psychology by questioning the basis of thousands of papers and analyses with conflicting conclusions on the effect of screen time on well-being. T..

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Technology Use Explains at most 0.4 Percent of Adolescent Wellbeing, New Study Finds

Researchers at the University of Oxford have performed the most definitive study to date on the relationship between technology use and adolescent mental health, examining data from over 300,000 teena..

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Making Digital Technology more Accessible in Fight against Diabetes

Singapore has declared war on diabetes but there is not enough discussion on the exclusionary effects of technology in diabetes management. This is important because digital technology will play an i..

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DNA Technology Helps Famers Identify Crop Diseases

It is often difficult for farmers to identify diseases quickly enough to protect their crops and those on neighboring farms. Now, some farmers are using a simple device directly in the field to find v..

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Physical Activity, Any Type or Amount, Cuts Health Risk from Sitting

A new study of around 8,000 middle-aged and older adults found that swapping a half-hour of sitting around with physical activity of any intensity or duration cut the risk of early death by as much as..

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The Lifesaving Food 90% aren’t Eating Enough Of

If I offered you a superfood that would make you live longer, would you be interested? Naturally it reduces the chances of debilitating heart attacks and strokes as well as life-long diseases such as..

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Zookeepers Injured after Jaguar Attack in UAE

DUBAI: Two zookeepers were attacked by a jaguar that escaped from its enclosure after a cage door was accidentally left open at a UAE zoo, national daily Gulf News reported. The men were rescued when..

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Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah Dies Aged 89

One of the world's foremost mathematicians, Prof Sir Michael Atiyah, has died at the age of 89. Sir Michael, who worked at Cambridge University before he retired, made outstanding contributions to g..

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How the Arabian Oryx was Brought back from Extinction

DUBAI: More than four decades ago, the Arabian oryx was extinct in the wild. But today, thanks to efforts spearheaded by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, experts are citing the swell in its numbers as one of..

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Gen Z and the Ills of Too much Technology

Three news stories recently addressed topics related to public education, although each one seemingly stood alone in its relevance to educating young people. Close consideration, however, revealed a c..

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Study Backs High-fibre Diet for Health and Weight

Eating wholegrain foods that contain dietary fibre could reduce the risk of contracting a range of deadly diseases, including diabetes and cancer, a study has concluded. Around eight out of ten peopl..

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New Ocean Measurements Are Bad News

Oceans are heating up about 40% faster than previously measured, scientists say—which only seems to confirm the world's biggest headache. Published Thursday in Science, a review of recent studies says..

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Develop Preventive Strategies for Diabetes

A New Year, to me, has always been about new hopes, new beginnings. I stick to my resolutions religiously. I tell people that once we make a commitment to ourselves, especially by writing down a list..

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Are Clever Males Preferred as Mates?

Being smart is a good thing, or so smart people like to think. Indeed, the possibility that superior cognition confers an evolutionary advantage, specifically a reproductive fitness benefit, is intuit..

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China and USA at WAR: How Chang’e 4 Moon Landing Is Major Challenge for NASA

China accomplished an audacious mission to land on the far side of the moon in a historic moment in space exploration this week. Chang’e 4’s touch down was lauded around the world as a major technical..

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