Monthly Archives: November 2010

WHSD? The Week in Science

Jet-setters may run the risk of long-term memory problems. A study using Syrian hamsters has shown that chronic jet lag creates persistent changes in the hippocampus, an area of the brain that plays an important role in memory processing. A … Continue reading

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Attack of the Little Green Men: the Discovery of Pulsars

It’s 1967. A radio signal is picked up by astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell and radio astronomer Antony Hewish at a UK observatory. Originating from the Vulpecula constellation- a faint pattern of stars known as ‘the fox’- the signal is similar to … Continue reading

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Unfit Yanks Live Longer

Americans are less healthy than the English but live just as long. Researchers at the Institute of Fiscal Studies, London found that while Americans aged 55 to 64 had higher levels of chronic diseases than their English counterparts, their mortality … Continue reading

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