Harvard study confirms irregular sleeping hours can make you fat
Harvard recently conducted a study where they traced sleeping habits of 61 students over 30 days and correlated the sleeping habits with grades. The study found that students who went to bed early and woke up early did better in school than those who slept irregular hours. The same study confirmed that Irregular sleepers had delayed circadian rhythms compared to regular sleepers which resulted in weight gain.
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New study examines recursive thinking
"The ability to represent recursive structures is present in children as young as three years old, which suggests it is there even before they use it in language," said Stephen Ferrigno, a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University and first author on the paper. Ferrigno at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA el al., "Recursive sequence generation in monkeys, children, US adults, and native Amazonians," Science Advances (2020).
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Scientists Discovered Closest Black Hole to the Earth
The European astronomers have found the closest black hole to Earth yet, so near that the two stars dancing with it can be seen by the naked eye. The black hole is part of what used to be a three-star dance in a system called HR6819.
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New research challenges idea that ocean acidification affects fish behavior
A decade-long study led by comparative physiologist Timothy Clark at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia has challenged the long-held notion among marine biologists that rising levels of ocean acidification will disturb fish behavior. The research analysed individuals belonging to six distinct reef species and found no change in behavior for levels of acidification consistent with climate models for this century.
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Study reveals babies exposed to Zika virus have developmental defects
A small study conducted in Colombia of mothers who suffered from the Zika virus while pregnant has revealed that while their births were healthy, the 70 babies studied suffered from long term developmental defects up to 18 months of age, with slowed movement and social interaction capabilities. The virus did not appear to affect the babies' fetal development and head circumference.
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