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New Study Shows Spending a Long Time on Your Phone Isn’t Bad for Your Mental Health

General smartphone usage is a poor predictor of anxiety, depression, or stress say researchers, who advise caution when it comes to digital detoxes. The study published in Technology, Mind, and Behavior was led by Heather Shaw and Kristoffer Geyer from Lancaster University with colleagues from the universities of Bath and Lincoln. They measured the time spent on […]

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Biggest asteroid to pass near Earth in 2021 is also one of the fastest

Asteroid 2001 FO32 will be sweeping past Earth at such a fast pace that, when it’s closest, observers using telescopes might be able to detect its motion – its drift in front of the stars – in real time.

Climate change — not Genghis Khan — caused the demise of Central Asia’s river civilizations, research shows

While Genghis Khan and Mongol invasion is often blamed for the fall of Central Asia’s medieval river civilizations, new research shows it may have been down to climate change. Researchers conducted analysis on the region and found that falling water levels may have led to the fall of civilizations around the Aral Sea Basin, as they depended on the water for irrigation-based farming.

Giant lizards learnt to fly over millions of years

Most detailed every study into how animals evolve to better suit their environments shows that pterosaurs become more efficient at flying over millions of years before going extinct with the dinosaurs.

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British Museum exhibition shows how Arctic culture is under threat

Arctic: Culture and Climate, an exhibition at London’s British Museum, celebrates the resilience and adaptability that has seen the Arctic’s Indigenous People survive and thrive in a challenging environment for 30,000 years

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Top 10 things to know about asteroid Bennu

Take a video tour of asteroid Bennu’s remarkable terrain and read a list of 10 cool things scientists know about this pristine remnant from the early days of our solar system.

Top 10 things to know about asteroid Bennu

Take a video tour of asteroid Bennu’s remarkable terrain and read a list of 10 cool things scientists know about this pristine remnant from the early days of our solar system.

Grafting with epigenetically-modified rootstock yields surprise

Novel grafted plants — consisting of rootstock epigenetically modified to ‘believe’ it has been under stress — joined to an unmodified scion, or above-ground shoot, give rise to progeny that are more vigorous, productive and resilient than the parental plants.

US Tesla Sales Up 22% In 3rd Quarter, US Auto Sales Down 9%

As everyone knows, the automobile industry has been slammed in 2020, including in the United States. Below is a look at third quarter auto sales across the country as well as auto sales in the first three quarters of the year