Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Risk of Dementia by Up to 23%

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A study published in BMC Medicine suggests that consuming a Mediterranean-type diet, which includes foods such as seafood, fruit, and nuts, is associated with a reduced risk of dementia. Those who had a higher adherence to the diet had up to 23% lower risk for dementia compared to those with lower adherence to the diet. … Read more

Why Do British People Sound So Smart?

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The study found that Americans use the word “right” to signify their existing knowledge or awareness about a specific subject, while British English speakers use it to convey that the information they are receiving is informative and significant to the ongoing conversation. A recent study conducted by Rutgers University reveals that British and American English … Read more

Gold Nanoparticle Catalyst Helps Turn Plastic Waste Into Useful Compounds

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Scientists have discovered that gold nanoparticles supported on a zirconium oxide surface can turn waste materials like biomass and polyester into organosilane compounds, which are valuable chemicals used in various applications. The protocol is a greener and less demanding method for upcycling waste, leveraging the cooperation between gold nanoparticles and the amphoteric nature of the … Read more

New Research on How It Boosts Mood and Mental Performance

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Matcha tea powder is a traditional Japanese tea known for its health benefits. Researchers from Japan evaluated the anti-depressive effects of Matcha tea powder in mice and found that it activates dopaminergic neural circuits and improves depression in certain mice, depending on their prior mental state. More studies like this could help develop better antidepressants. … Read more

Scientists Discover That This Sport Can Train the Brain, May Help Fight Cognitive Decline

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Orienteering is a sport that combines navigation and cross-country running. Participants use a map and compass to navigate through a course in the shortest possible time. According to recent research from McMaster University, orienteering — a sport that combines athleticism, navigational skills, and memory — may serve as an effective intervention or preventive measure against … Read more

Robotic Exploration of Caves on Mars and Beyond Inspired by Hansel and Gretel’s Breadcrumb Trick

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In this artist’s impression of the breadcrumb scenario, autonomous rovers can be seen exploring a lava tube after being deployed by a mother rover that remains at the entrance to maintain contact with an orbiter or a blimp. Credit: John Fowler/Wikimedia Commons, Mark Tarbell and Wolfgang Fink/University of Arizona University of Arizona engineers have developed … Read more

Exploring Every Known Nearby Galaxy

Exploring Every Known Nearby Galaxy

By ESA/Hubble March 19, 2023 In this Hubble Space Telescope, UGCA 307 hangs against an irregular backdrop of distant galaxies. Located in the constellation Corvus, approximately 26 million light-years away from Earth, the small galaxy is composed of a sparse grouping of stars interspersed with red gas bubbles that indicate areas of recent star formation. … Read more

Aircraft Noise Can Damage the Heart

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Myocardial infarction, also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart muscle is blocked, causing damage to the heart muscle. New research indicates that aircraft noise exacerbates the damage caused by myocardial infarction. Traffic noise may be a significant factor in the progression and worsening of ischemic … Read more