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Laughing Gas Can Help Treat Depression, Small Study Finds

PolygamousRanchKid shares a report from Gizmodo: A dose of laughing gas may just help some people with hard-to-treat depression, suggests a new, small clinical trial published Wednesday. The study found that people who inhaled nitrous oxide reported.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJun 11th, 2021

As climates change, prepare for more mosquitoes in winter, new study shows

In many parts of the world, mosquitoes are a common summertime nuisance......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 58 min. ago

First-of-its-kind study finds lightning impacts edge of space in ways not previously observed

Solar flares jetting out from the sun and thunderstorms generated on Earth impact the planet's ionosphere in different ways, which have implications for the ability to conduct long range communications......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

Introducing play to higher education reduces stress and forms deeper connection material

A new study found higher education students are more engaged and motivated when they are taught using playful pedagogy rather than the traditional lecture-based method. The study was conducted by University of Colorado Denver counseling researcher Li.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

New research finds 1M deaths in 2017 attributable to fossil fuel combustion

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from across the globe has comprehensively examined the sources and health effects of air pollution—not just on a global scale, but also individually for more than 200 countries......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

Dark matter is slowing the spin of the Milky Way"s galactic bar

The spin of the Milky Way's galactic bar, which is made up of billions of clustered stars, has slowed by about a quarter since its formation, according to a new study by researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

Communication technology, study of collective behavior must be "crisis discipline"

Our ability to confront global crises, from pandemics to climate change, depends on how we interact and share information......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

Pollutant concentration increases in the franciscana dolphin

The concentration of potentially toxic metals is increasing in the population of the franciscana dolphin—a small cetacean, endemic to the Rio de la Plata and an endangered species— according to a study led by a team of the Faculty of Biology and.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

Biodiversity "hotspots" imperiled along California"s streams

A study of woodland ecosystems that provide habitat for rare and endangered species along streams and rivers throughout California reveals that some of these ecologically important areas are inadvertently benefitting from water that humans are divert.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

How do social media influence ethnic polarization?

Those who deactivated their Facebook profiles report a lower regard for other ethnic groups, and this effect was more prevalent among people living in more ethnically homogenous areas, shows a new study of users in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

Rocky mountain forests now burning more than any point in past 2,000 years

Following 2020's extreme fire season, high-elevation forests in the central Rocky Mountains now are burning more than at any point in the past 2,000 years, according to a new University of Montana study set to publish in the Proceedings of the Nation.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

Free and nutritious school lunches help create richer and healthier adults

Universal school lunch programs make students healthier, and increase their lifetime income by 3%, according to a unique study from Lund University in Sweden published in The Review of Economic Studies......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

Impact of COVID-19 on weddings reinforces need for marriage law reforms

Coronavirus disruption to weddings has highlighted the complexity and antiquity of marriage law and reinforced the need for reform, a new study shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

The best color laser printers for 2021

Color laser printers are the go-to choice for home offices and small businesses. But which should you buy? Here are our picks for the best color laser printers......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 58 min. ago

Barks in the night lead to the discovery of new species

The raucous calls of tree hyraxes—small, herbivorous mammals—reverberate through the night in the forests of West and Central Africa, but their sound differs depending on the location......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 30 min. ago

Pacific islanders likely found Antarctica first: study

Polynesian seafarers likely reached Antarctica hundreds of years before the Western explorers usually credited with discovering the frozen continent, a new study has concluded......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 30 min. ago

New Study: Only 33% Would Opt For Immortality

Captain Kirk once said "The trouble with immortality is it's boring." But how many people agree with him? Long-time Slashdot reader tinkers shares one answer. University of Texas scientists surveyed more than 900 adults living in the U.S. — a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Shelter from the storm: The social landscape of pets in disasters

Most researchers can draw a line from their current field of study to something in their past that first lit the spark—an engineer who had a knack for fixing things, an economics professor who was always good with numbers......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Star"s death will play a mean pinball with rhythmic planets

Four planets locked in a perfect rhythm around a nearby star are destined to be pinballed around their solar system when their sun eventually dies, according to a new study that peers into its future......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Heat waves rise in India as climate change intensifies

Severe heat waves, responsible for thousands of deaths across India over the last three decades, are now increasing in frequency due to climate change, says a new study......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

International study reveals new insight into how continents were formed

An international study led by Monash University geologists provides a new insight into how Earth's first continents formed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021