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How to know if you have insomnia

Nearly everyone has a restless night now and again. Maybe you’re worried about a project at work or had too much caffeine so you just can’t sleep. But about one in four Americans experiences acute insomnia each year. According to…

Hurricanes drive the evolution of more aggressive spiders

Researchers who rush in after storms to study the behavior of spiders have found that extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones may have an evolutionary impact on populations living in storm-prone regions, where aggressive spiders have the best odds of survival.

You and a ginkgo tree can help scientists study climate change

A ginkgo tree in Tokyo shows off its green summer foliage. (Photo: Blew_s/Shutterstock) Most of us can’t do much to stop climate change, but doing a little is still better than nothing. And along with the many lifestyle changes that…

Media Hype Three-Year-Old Study To Push Polar Bear Hysteria In Alaska

It’s been a slow summer for polar bear news to hype, so we shouldn’t be surprised that a local report this summer about polar bears descending on the town of Kaktovik, Alaska, one week earlier than 2017 has morphed into an international…

Mosquito ‘spit glands’ hold key to curbing malaria, study shows

Mosquitoes can harbor thousands of malaria-causing parasites in their bodies, yet while slurping blood from a victim, they transmit just a tiny fraction of them. In an effort to define precisely the location of the parasite bottleneck, scientists say they have discovered that the parasites are stopped by a roadblock along the escape route in the insect’s spit glands, a barrier that could potentially serve as a novel target for preventing or reducing malarial infection.

Hen Harrier Day event tomorrow

The weather forecast is good for tomorrow – it’s going to be a bit windy today! 12 midday – 5pm, 11th AugustCarsington Water Visitor CentreAshbourne, Derbyshire Click here to find it on Google maps Join Wild Justice (Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay…

Biodegradable alternative to replace microplastics in cosmetics and toiletries

(University of Bath) Plastic microbeads were banned from shower gels and toothpaste in the UK last year, but could still be hiding in your suncream or lipstick. Now start-up company Naturbeads, based at the University of Bath, is working with companies to replace microplastics in these products with biodegradable microbeads made from cellulose.