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To Help Protect Your Heart When Stressed, Scientists Suggest Eating or Drinking These Things

Increased consumption of flavanols—a group of molecules occurring naturally in many fruit and vegetables—could protect people from mental stress-induced cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart disease, and thrombosis, according to new research. In their study, researchers at the University of Birmingham discovered that blood vessels were able to function better during mental stress when people […]

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Resurrecting an Ancient Fabric More Precious Than Silk That Hasn’t Been Spun for Centuries

In the fantasy genre, it’s popular for writers to invent some kind of special, magical material, such as “Valerian steel” from the Game of Thrones series, or Frodo Baggins’ mithril chainmail in J. R. R. Tolkien’s writings. Now in Bangladesh, a lost art of weaving that once created the most spectacular fabric the world had […]

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After 4 Winless Years, He Won the Masters and Became the First Japanese Man to Win a Golf Major

Sports fans love to root for the underdog, and golf lovers are no exception. At this year’s Masters Tournament when a low-ranked player rose up to take top honors, he became an instant hero here in America, and back home in Japan. Ranked at Number 25, and without a PGA win since 2017, oddsmakers pegged […]

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Researchers Find They Can Weaken Fear Memories, a Discovery That Could Help Treat Trauma

Scientists could be a step closer to finding a way to reduce the impact of traumatic memories, according to a new study. Stephen Maren, professor of psychological and brain sciences at Texas A&M University, said the group’s findings suggest that procedures used by clinicians to indirectly reactivate traumatic memories render a window whereby those memories […]

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Dutch Citizens are Using a “Doorbell” to Help Fish Pass Through the Canal Gate

Tasked with helping ensure Utrecht’s canals remain full of life, and convincing everyone it wasn’t an April Fools’ Day joke, two ecologists in the Dutch city have invented the world’s first “fish doorbell.” An underwater, live-streaming camera at the “Weerdsluis” lock door allows residents to ring a virtual doorbell heard by the local lock keeper […]

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Trading Old Cars for Electric Bikes: France Proposes Handsome Financial Incentives

The French government is planning to give citizens who want to trade in their old cars a $3,000 grant (€2,500) towards the purchase of an electric bike. The notion has been approved by lawmakers at the National Assembly in a preliminary vote and is part of a more ambitious round of emissions cuts planned for […]

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Spectacular Super Pink Moon Set to Rise Next Week Here’s How to Photograph It in the Night Sky

You’ll want to set aside a little moon-gazing time this Monday evening—as April 26 is set to be the night of the Super Pink Moon. The best time to see it is as it’s appearing over the eastern horizon. At that point the Moon will appear a deep tangerine, then a steady gold, then pure […]