September 24, 2013
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No age-related differences in post-concussion symptoms

Do young athletes fare worse after sustaining a sports-related concussion than older athletes? To find out, researchers compared symptoms associated with concussion in middle/high school-age athletes with those in college-age athletes to determine whet… Continue reading

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August 22, 2013
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Better management of free time ensures happier retirement

How well retirees plan their free time is more important than the amount of free time on hand, study reveals. Retirees should be masters of their own destiny, and actively manage and plan their free time to ensure a happy and fulfilling retirement. A n… Continue reading

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July 29, 2013
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Borneo’s orangutans are coming down from the trees; Behavior may show adaptation to habitat change

Orangutans might be the king of the swingers, but primatologists in Borneo have found that the great apes spend a surprising amount of time walking on the ground. The research found that it is common for orangutans to come down from the trees to forage… Continue reading

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July 3, 2013
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Fossil insect traces reveal ancient climate, entrapment, and fossilization at La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits have stirred the imaginations of scientists and the public for over a century. But the amount of time it took for ancient animals to become buried in asphalt after enduring gruesome deaths has remained a mystery. Recent forensic in… Continue reading

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June 20, 2013
by Leon Kaye
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Are Coffee Pods a Recycling Problem?

As the consumption of coffee pods surges in the U.S., so do the questions about their disposal and recycling. Although using a pod to make a cup of joe takes about the same amount of time as it does to fire up some water and then make a French press of coffee, the popularity of the single-serve coffee pod machines has taken off.

For now, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters-owned Kaurig has taken the lead in the coffee pod market share race, but Nestlé’s Nespresso and Starbucks’ Verismo also fare well among java fans. All of the coffee pod machine manufacturers use flowery language on their sustainability pages to describe how they are working to make the pods’ disposal and recycling more “sustainable.” The fact is, however, that there is no differentiation in what happens to these pods after use; all of them are creating more waste. Continue reading

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June 18, 2013
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Three centaurs follow Uranus through the solar system

Astrophysicists have confirmed that Crantor, a large asteroid with a diameter of 70 km has an orbit similar to that of Uranus and takes the same amount of time to orbit the Sun. Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that this and a further t… Continue reading

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June 5, 2013
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A 20-minute bout of yoga stimulates brain function immediately after

Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants’ speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain function associated with the ability to maintain focus an… Continue reading

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May 20, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Gym class reduces probability of obesity, study finds for first time

Little is known about the effect of physical education on child weight, but a new study finds that increasing the amount of time that elementary schoolchildren spent in gym class reduces the probability of obesity. Continue reading

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April 11, 2013
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Bose-Einstein condensates evaluated for quantum computers

Physicists have examined how Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) might be used to provide communication among the nodes of a distributed quantum computer. The researchers determined the amount of time needed for quantum information to propagate across thei… Continue reading

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March 21, 2013
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Supercomputer helps Planck mission expose ancient light

Like archeologists carefully digging for fossils, scientists with the Planck mission are sifting through cosmic clutter to find the most ancient light in the universe. The Planck space telescope has created the most precise sky map ever made of the old… Continue reading

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March 5, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Running freeways through cities has often been a costly mistake. So, what now?

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
I am of the opinion, which is by no means universally held, that the Interstate Highway System, whose construction was begun in the 1950s, was good for America, or… Continue reading

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May 23, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Warning: transit data may not mean what you think they mean

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC There were a lot of stories in the press last week about a voluminous study by the Metropolitan Policy Center at Brookings (which does great work and a lot of it) on the be… Continue reading

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September 16, 2010
by Reduce
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Soles4Souls ‘Running’ Out of Shoes, Seeking Donations

Soles4Souls, the Nashville-based charity that distributes a pair of shoes every seven seconds to people in need, has put a call out for donations as the organization is literally “running out of shoes.” Since 2005, the nonprofit has distributed more than 11 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes in more than 125 countries, [...] Continue reading

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