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Tofu worse for the environment than meat, say farmers 

Meat is often derided as one of the most environmentally damaging foods to consume, but new research is leading some farmers to claim that tofu could actually be worse. This is despite studies showing that following a vegan diet …

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Scent of rose improves quality of learning and sleep

 Scientists have found that smelling the scent of roses while learning and during sleep helps increase memory and learning skills.  The study reports a significant increase in learning success by 30% if a person is exposed to …

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Melodic alarms may help reduce morning grogginess

A recent Australian study found that certain alarm noises can decrease morning grogginess. Study participants who woke up to a melodic song had lower levels of morning grogginess than those who chose a beeping sound, according to …

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7 science myths that people still believe today

The scientific community constantly looks to expose its own mistakes — because what's a belief worth if it's never subject to any scrutiny? That's what makes science the perfect antidote to our current so-called era of …

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Scientists reveal how to prevent lung cancer

Lungs have an ability to repair some of the damage caused by smoking - but only if you stop, say scientists. The mutations that lead to lung cancer had been considered to be permanent, and to persist even after quitting. But the …

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Science of perfect espresso uncovered

The formula for the perfect cup of espresso has been unveiled by scientists and contrary to popular belief the secret is fewer beans, ground more coarsely. According to mathematicians at the University of Portsmouth and the University …

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Stress does make hair turn grey - scientists

Scientists have proven that extreme stress really can make the hair turn grey, by turning-off the pigment-regenerating stem cells which colour follicles. When the French queen Marie Antoinette was seized during the French Revolution, …

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Food 'made from air' to compete with soya?

Finnish scientists producing a protein "from thin air" say it will compete with soya on price within the decade. The protein is produced from soil bacteria fed on hydrogen split from water by electricity. The …

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Ways to extend disease-free life expectancy revealed

Experts from Harvard University and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences suggested that healthy habits such as drinking in moderation, staying slim and exercising for at least 30 minutes a day could extend people’s disease-free …

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Cold spell expected over Europe?

There can be a temporary change in the North Atlantic Current due to meltwater from Greenland and excessive rainfall. Simulations by scientists from the University of Groningen and Utrecht University showed that it is unlikely that the …

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Huge meteor crater found in China

Chinese scientists have discovered a meteor crater with a diameter of 1,850 meters and a depth of 150 meters in Yilan County, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. Led by the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry under the Chinese …

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Earth's magnetic north pole moving toward Russia

Earth’s magnetic north pole has been moving East at an unusually fast pace, heading from the Canadian Arctic toward Russia. Magnetic north has been lurching away from its previous home in the Canadian Arctic toward Siberia at a …

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