It’s no secret that when Facebook hit the net in 2004, it revolutionised the way we share information online. But, cloaked by the fanfare of its arrival, the social network ushered in an ideology viewed by many as infringing upon the rights of its users. These highlight a fundamental flaw not only in Facebook, but in the current zeitgeist online- a boat that’s set to be well and truly rocked….
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- Searching for long-term success in weight management? Forget dieting and eat regularly March 23, 2018Early adulthood is particularly critical for putting on weight. According to a recent study conducted at the University of Helsinki, common factors among young women and men who succeeded in managing their weight in the long term included eating regularly rather than dieting.
- Helping older adults discontinue using sedatives March 23, 2018n a new study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers looked at a way to help older adults taper off and stop using sedatives. This was based on an earlier study that suggested giving older adults an educational brochure outlining the problems that sedatives pose and instructions for safely taking themselves off the medicati […]
- Paleontologists put the bite on an ancient reptile from New England March 23, 2018Scientists have identified a new species of reptile from prehistoric Connecticut and, boy, does it have a mouth on it. Named Colobops noviportensis, the creature lived 200 million years ago and had exceptionally large jaw muscles -- setting it apart from other reptiles at the time. Even compared to the wide diversity of reptile species today, Colobops novipo […]
- Mysterious head of a pharaoh discovered by Swansea Egyptologist March 23, 2018Swansea University Egyptology lecturer Dr Ken Griffin has found a depiction of one of the most famous pharaoh's in history Hatshepsut (one of only a handful of female pharaohs) on an object in the Egypt Centre stores, which had been chosen for an object handling session.
- Luxembourg researchers refute 20-year-old assumptions in solar cell production March 23, 2018Research led by the University of Luxembourg investigated the manufacturing process of solar cells. The researchers proved that assumptions on chemical processes that were commonplace among researchers and producers for the past 20 years are, in fact, inaccurate. The physicists published their findings in the renowned scientific journal Nature Communications […]
- Non-psychoactive cannabis ingredient could help addicts stay clean March 23, 2018A preclinical study in rats has shown that there might be value in using a non-psychoactive and non-addictive ingredient of the Cannabis sativa plant to reduce the risk of relapse among recovering drug and alcohol addicts. The study's findings inform the ongoing debate about the possible medical benefits of non-psychoactive cannabinoids. So says Friedbe […]
- Germany was covered by glaciers 450,000 years ago March 23, 2018Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have obtained new chronological data for the timing of the Elsterian and Saalian glacial cycles in central Germany. They found that the first Quaternary glaciation, which covered huge parts of Europe in ice, occurred as early as 450,000 years ago and not - as previousl […]
- Monitor climate change, not predators, to protect lake diversity: Study March 23, 2018Climate change and other environmental factors are more threatening to fish diversity than predators, according to new research from the University of Guelph.It is a surprising and important finding, as humans rely upon freshwater lakes for more than one-fifth of their protein needs worldwide, says lead author Prof. Andrew MacDougall in U of G's Departm […]
- A scientific study characterizes two new Galician olive varieties for the first time March 23, 2018The research, done in collaboration with the University of Cordoba, recognizes the potential and high quality of these olive oils.
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