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Gamers solve problems faster than a computer

Humans routinely find better solutions to difficult quantum mechanical problems than computers, shows new research.

App calms ADHD children before bedtime

A new app helps parents of children with ADHD to cope with daily tasks that are often a source of frustration and stress, such as bedtime. Preliminary results look promising.

Football makes schoolchildren happier

Student health improves when they play football twice a week as part of the school curriculum, shows new study.

Female bosses make companies more innovative

Companies launch more new innovative products if 30 per cent or more of their management team are female, shows new research.

Possible breakthrough in the treatment of atherosclerosis

A new treatment of atherosclerosis with the drug cyclodextrin shows ‘promising’ results in mice.

Death of a partner increases risk of heart fibrillation

A new study shows that there is an increased risk of atrial fibrillations shortly after losing a partner. Doctors need to be aware of this increased risk, say scientists.

Sun can emit superflares every 1000 years

The Sun has the potential to emit massive ‘superflares’ every 1000 years, say scientists.

Scientists discover ‘reverse photosynthesis’

Sunlight combined with a special enzyme breaks down the chemical bonds in plants. It is called reverse photosynthesis and has industrial applications, say scientists.

Scientists tweak results in human trials

Scientists all too often fiddle with the results of human trials to make new drugs or treatment plans appear more effective than they actually are.

3D-printed organs give insights to complex anatomy

Inexpensive 3D-printers create detailed plastic models of organs and help scientists study complex anatomical structures.