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Relationship between afternoon napping and cognitive function in the ageing Chinese population

Relationship between afternoon napping and cognitive function in the ageing Chinese population

Article TextOriginal researchRelationship between afternoon napping and cognitive function in the ageing Chinese populationBackground Several studies have shown that afternoon napping promotes cognitive function in the elderly; on the other hand, some studies have shown opposite results. This current study further examined the relationship between afternoon napping and cognitive function in the ageing Chinese population.Methods A total of 2214 elderly were included (napping group: n=1534; non-napping group: n=680). They all received cognitive evaluations by the Beijing version of the...

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Less job stress for workers at financially transparent firms

Less job stress for workers at financially transparent firms

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Employees feel significantly less job distress if they work at companies that are open and transparent about the firm's finances, including budgets and profits, a new study found.Researchers examining data from the U.K. found that at companies with more financial transparency, workers felt more secure in their jobs, more committed to their employers and - most significantly - said they had better relationships with their managers.The link between greater transparency and lower job distress was strong and stood up even after accounting for a variety of other factors,...

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X-ray analysis reveals one grizzly truth about Medieval life

X-ray analysis reveals one grizzly truth about Medieval life

"Life was toughest at the bottom — but life was tough all over."Nick Saffell8 hours agoThe fall you took off the monkey bars in fourth grade may feel a lifetime ago, but to scientists who study , these pivotal — and sore — moments can be important clues as to how we lived hundreds of years after our deaths. is evidence of accumulated breaks and fractures over a lifetime. These clues are especially important when it comes to of those who lived centuries before, including the denizens of the Middle Ages. In , archeologists used X-ray analysis of 314 skeletal remains uncovered in Cambridge,...

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Keep this surface dirty

Keep this surface dirty

LikeDownloadThank you for likingYou have already liked this page, you can only like it once!DetailsRelatedA ‘do not touch’ directive applies to both a Matisse painting and this on board the International Space Station.Designed to test the antibacterial properties of hydrophobic (or water-repelling) surfaces on the Station, the sample holders of the upgraded Matiss-2.5 experiment have done their work for roughly a year on board and are now back on Earth for analysis.  Bacteria are a big problem in space as they tend to build up in the constantly-recycled atmosphere of the Space Station. For...

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Dog domestication and the dual dispersal of people and dogs into the Americas

Dog domestication and the dual dispersal of people and dogs into the Americas

Edited by Theodore G. Schurr, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, and accepted by Editorial Board Member Dolores R. Piperno December 8, 2020 (received for review June 4, 2020)Advances in the isolation and sequencing of ancient DNA have begun to reveal the population histories of both people and dogs. Over the last 10,000 y, the genetic signatures of ancient dog remains have been linked with known human dispersals in regions such as the Arctic and the remote Pacific. It is suspected, however, that this relationship has a much deeper antiquity, and that the tandem movement of people...

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ESA’s exoplanet watcher Cheops reveals unique planetary system

ESA’s exoplanet watcher Cheops reveals unique planetary system

/ / /ESA’s exoplanet mission has revealed a unique planetary system consisting of six exoplanets, five of which are locked in a rare rhythmic dance as they orbit their central star. The sizes and masses of the planets, however, don’t follow such an orderly pattern. This finding challenges current theories of planet formation.The discovery of increasing numbers of planetary systems, none like our own Solar System, continues to improve our understanding of how planets form and evolve. A striking example is the planetary system called TOI-178, some 200 light-years away in the constellation of...

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Personal experiences bridge moral and political divides better than facts

Personal experiences bridge moral and political divides better than facts

Edited by Jennifer A. Richeson, Yale University, New Haven, CT, and approved December 7, 2020 (received for review April 29, 2020).All Americans are affected by rising political polarization, whether because of a gridlocked Congress or antagonistic holiday dinners. People believe that facts are essential for earning the respect of political adversaries, but our research shows that this belief is wrong. We find that sharing personal experiences about a political issue—especially experiences involving harm—help to foster respect via increased perceptions of rationality. This research provides...

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Women's health is better when women have more control in their society

Women's health is better when women have more control in their society

provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation US.Gender disparities are not a phenomenon unique to the pandemic. Long before COVID-19, women than men, had and were at increased risk of . But now, the pandemic has made them, and their children, .but experience generally worse health, including higher risk for many chronic diseases, a phenomenon often referred to as the . Many see this as due to biological differences between women and men. Female reproductive hormones affect many tissues in the body; pregnancy and childbirth come with additional risks to health.But a suggests...

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Funny Snakes Can Be So Cute - Pets Videos Compilation

Funny Snakes Can Be So Cute - Pets Videos Compilation

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Psychological distress from early adulthood to early old age: evidence from the 1946, 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts | Psychological Medicine | Cambridge Core

Psychological distress from early adulthood to early old age: evidence from the 1946, 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts | Psychological Medicine | Cambridge Core

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. Close this message to accept cookies or find out how to .Login AlertExisting evidence on profiles of psychological distress across adulthood uses cross-sectional or longitudinal studies with short observation periods. The objective of this research was to study the profile of psychological distress within the same individuals from early adulthood to early old age across three British birth cohorts.We used data from three British birth cohorts: born in 1946 ( = 3093), 1958 ( = 13...

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Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds

Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds

Rate of loss now in line with worst-case scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Environment correspondentMon 25 Jan 2021 04.00 ESTLast modified on Mon 25 Jan 2021 15.39 ESTThe melting of ice across the planet is accelerating at a record rate, with the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets speeding up the fastest, research has found.The rate of loss is now in line with the worst-case scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s leading authority on the climate, according to a .Thomas Slater, lead author and research fellow at the...

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Fear, lockdown, and diversion: Comparing drivers of pandemic economic decline 2020

Fear, lockdown, and diversion: Comparing drivers of pandemic economic decline 2020

JavaScript is disabled on your browser.Please enable JavaScript to use all the features on this page., January 2021, 104311We would like to thank seminar participants at the University of Chicago, the editor and three anonymous referees for their comments and SafeGraph, Inc. for making their data available for academic COVID research. We thank Roxanne Nesbitt and, especially, Nicole Bei Luo for superb research assistance and the Initiative on Global Markets at the University of Chicago for financial assistance.

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Gender and cooperative preferences

Gender and cooperative preferences

JavaScript is disabled on your browser.Please enable JavaScript to use all the features on this page., January 2021, Pages 39-48Financial support from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), from Formas through the program Human Cooperation to Manage Natural Resources (COMMONS), and the Ideenfonds of the University of Munich (financed through the excellence initiative) is gratefully acknowledged. Matzat received financial support from the German Science Foundation through GRK 801. We further thank the Munich Experimental Laboratory for Economic and Social Sciences (MELESSA).

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An anatomy of East German unhappiness: The role of circumstances and mentality, 1990–2018

An anatomy of East German unhappiness: The role of circumstances and mentality, 1990–2018

JavaScript is disabled on your browser.Please enable JavaScript to use all the features on this page., January 2021, Pages 1-18

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This is how 5 ‘extinct’ animals came back to life

This is how 5 ‘extinct’ animals came back to life

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Eye-tracking research sheds light on how background music influences our perception of visual scenes

Eye-tracking research sheds light on how background music influences our perception of visual scenes

No Result View All Result According to a new study, the mood of background music in a movie scene affects a person’s empathy toward the main character and their interpretation of the plot, environment, and character’s personality traits. The findings were published in.While researchers have long studied the impact of music on human behavior, fewer studies have explored how music can affect a person’s interpretation of film. Study authors and team aimed to explore this by experimentally manipulating the soundtrack of an ambiguous movie scene.“I’ve always been interested in music and cinema,...

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Tariffs As Electoral Weapons: The Political Geography of the US–China Trade War | International Organization | Cambridge Core

Tariffs As Electoral Weapons: The Political Geography of the US–China Trade War | International Organization | Cambridge Core

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. Close this message to accept cookies or find out how to .Login AlertIn response to President Trump instigating conflict over trade with China, the Chinese government countered by issuing tariffs on thousands of products worth over USD 110 billion in US exports. We explore whether China's tariffs reflected a strategy to apply counterpressure by hurting political support for the president's party. We also assess the strategy's impact on the 2018 midterm elections and examine the...

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EU bids to boost Europe's connectivity with 600 low-orbit satellites

EU bids to boost Europe's connectivity with 600 low-orbit satellites

BREAKING NEWSThis content is not available in your regionShare this articleThe European Union wants to launch 600 new low-orbit satellites by the end of the decade, with the aim of boosting connectivity across the continent.Thierry Breton, speaking at the European Space Conference in Brussels, said he wanted to build on the success of the Galileo and Copernicus programmes.Breton, who is in charge of space policy at the European Commission, said he wanted the first devices up before 2027. Low-orbit satellites are considered to be those that operate between 500 and 1,000 kilometres from...

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Musicians have more connected brains than non-musicians

Musicians have more connected brains than non-musicians

The brains of musicians have stronger structural and functional connections compared to those of non-musicians, regardless of innate pitch ability, according to new research from JNeurosci.Years of musical training shape the brain in dramatic ways. A minority of musicians -- with Mozart and Michael Jackson in their ranks -- also possess absolute pitch, the ability to identify a tone without a reference. But, it remains unclear how this ability impacts the brain.In the biggest sample to date, Leipold et al. compared the brains of professional musicians, some with absolute pitch and some...

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Neuroscience study reveals why the brains of musicians are different

Neuroscience study reveals why the brains of musicians are different

5 hours agoWhether it's singing do-re-mi or strumming a guitar, is one of the best ways to a young mind. Even if children abandon their music lessons when they hit their angsty teen years, cognitive neuroscientists say cultivating musical ability early on has lifelong benefits. Playing music children read better, store memories, and pronounce different languages. In a , scientists reveal further evidence supporting this brain-building tactic. Learning early in life actually makes the brain more connected, inducing neural plasticity capable of improving neurological capabilities beyond...

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When galaxies collide: Models suggest galactic collisions can starve massive black holes

When galaxies collide: Models suggest galactic collisions can starve massive black holes

January 25, 2021byIt was previously thought that collisions between galaxies would necessarily add to the activity of the massive black holes at their centers. However, researchers have performed the most accurate simulations of a range of collision scenarios and have found that some collisions can reduce the activity of their central black holes. The reason is that certain head-on collisions may in fact clear the galactic nuclei of the matter which would otherwise fuel the black holes contained within.Gargantuan phenomena such as the collision of galaxies are often considered as a cosmic...

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