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Household cleaners can be as bad as smoking for your lungs

Cleaners who have regularly used cleaning sprays over 20 years were found to have reduced lung function equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day over the same period.

Elderly people with dementia need more physical activity

A new study shows that elderly people with dementia who have good balance, muscular strength and mobility are less likely to suffer from depression.

Elephants outside the national park are more stressed

The stress levels in elephants living in the areas outside Etosha National Park is higher than in elephants living inside the park.

Researcher concerned: Are parents too focused on their smartphones?

Nina Misvær has five tips for parents: "Be conscious of your mobile phone use when you’re with your baby," she emphasises.

The midnight sun messes with the Arctic charr’s inner clock

Below ice and snow, in pitch dark, Arctic charr’s circadian clock still ticks with precision. The exception comes during the darkest and brightest weeks of the year, when daily activity rhythms break down.

Poor countries are more vulnerable to cyber attacs

Digitalization of poor countries is a good thing, but too little attention has been paid to the accompanying problems, according to one researcher.

Lawful casualty or victim of a war crime?

International law protects fighters and civilians differently. Establishing who has been a victim of a war crime and who has been a lawful casualty of war is not always easy.

Why the passenger pigeon died out

The passenger pigeon was once among the most numerous species on earth. The last passenger pigeon died in the Cinncinati Zoo just over 100 years ago. How did it all go so wrong?

How very low birth weight affects brain development

Children born with very low birth weights are at an increased risk of cognitive, emotional and behavioral problems throughout their lives. But what exactly happens in the brain to cause these problems?

Houses reused for over 1000 years during Stone Age

We’ve always heard that Stone Age people lived in caves. It turns out that’s not the case. They often lived in earthen huts, which they reused and kept up rather than building new ones.
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