Bisexuals get less health benefit from education

The health benefits associated with education are less evident among well-educated bisexual adults, research finds. The study examines health among straight, bisexual, gay, and lesbian adults with various educational backgrounds. The researchers were particularly interested in bisexual adults, since they may experience distinctive health vulnerabilities. They find that while having at least a bachelor’s degree…

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Blue-light glasses improve your sleep and work

Wearing blue-light glasses just before sleeping can lead to a better night’s sleep and contribute to a better day’s work to follow, new research shows. “We found that wearing blue-light-filtering glasses is an effective intervention to improve sleep, work engagement, task performance and organizational citizenship behavior, and reduced counterproductive work behavior,” says Cristiano L. Guarana,…

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SARS-CoV-2 immunity lasts for at least 5 months

SARS-CoV-2 antibodies persist for months after infection, a new study shows. One of the most significant questions about the novel coronavirus is whether people who are infected are immune from reinfection and, if so, for how long. To determine the answer, researchers studied the production of antibodies from a sample of nearly 6,000 people and…

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Eurasia’s oldest balls suggest warriors worked out

Ancient leather balls from the graves of horse riders in northwest China are around 3,000 years old, making them the oldest ones from Eurasia, according to new research. The find suggests that the mounted warriors of Central Asia played ball games to keep themselves fit. The oldest known balls come from Egypt about 4,500 years…

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Team creates ‘holy grail’ of superconductors

For the first time, researchers have created a material that is superconducting at room temperature. Developing materials that are superconducting—without electrical resistance and expulsion of magnetic field at room temperature—is the “holy grail” of condensed matter physics, says Ranga Dias, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and of physics and astronomy at the University of…

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