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Friday, 01 August 2014
Genetics could be the key to explaining nation’s levels of happiness, according to research from the University of Warwick. Economists at the University’s Centre for Competitive Advantage in the...
Friday, 01 August 2014
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could give doctors a simple blood test...
Friday, 01 August 2014
Scientists have new clues this week about one of the baffling electronic properties of the iron-based high-temperature superconductor barium iron nickel arsenide. A Rice University-led team of U.S...
Friday, 01 August 2014
In this month's issue of Physics World, Ashley Dale from the University of Bristol warns of the "catastrophic" and "long-lasting" impacts of "solar super-storms" and the dangers we face if the threat...
Thursday, 31 July 2014
A new study involving scientists from the University of Southampton has revealed how massive, meat-eating, ground-dwelling dinosaurs evolved into agile flying birds: they just kept shrinking and...
Thursday, 31 July 2014
There's sad news in the study of happiness. Rest assured, there is a happy ending, though. University of Cincinnati research on perceived happiness shows that many college students are stressed out...

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Having a companion in old age is good for people -- and, it turns out, might extend the chance for life on certain Earth-sized planets in the cosmos as well. Planets cool as they age. Over time their...