Experiments investigate time symmetry violations

Researchers report progress on synthesizing and detecting ions that are among the most sensitive measures for time symmetry violations.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

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Some kindergartners are more likely to be heavy users of online tech later, according to new research

Too much screen time doesn't leave enough time for other important parts of growing up. Predicting which little kids will likely grow into heavy tech users could help target educational campaigns.

Paul L. Morgan, Eberly Fellow, Professor Education and Demography, and Director of the Center for Educational Disparities Research, Penn State • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~7 min

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Some kindergartners are more likely later to be heavy users of online tech, according to new research

Too much screen time doesn't leave enough time for other important parts of growing up. Predicting which little kids will likely grow into heavy tech users could help target educational campaigns.

Paul L. Morgan, Eberly Fellow, Professor Education and Demography, and Director of the Center for Educational Disparities Research, Penn State • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~7 min

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Five ways to manage your screen time in a lockdown, according to tech experts

During lockdowns, we live our lives through our screens. Here, tech experts share their tips on when - and how - to switch off.

Raian Ali, Professor, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~8 min

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Adjective Clauses That Describe Times

VOA Learning English • voa
Dec. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Why sleep experts say it's time to ditch daylight saving time

That extra hour of sleep you'll be getting comes with a price. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently said the changes are bad for our sleep.

Michael S. Jaffee, Vice Chair, Department of Neurology, University of Florida • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Female leopards are early birds, males are night owls

Scientists thought leopards were most active at dusk, but a new study shows it's not so cut and dry. Females are early birds and males are active at night.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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Birds sing better with some early morning practice

Just like humans, a little warm-up helps birds sing better, researchers say. That could explain why they start singing early in the morning.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

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When Trump pushed hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of prescriptions followed despite little evidence that it worked

When news reports tout a drug, people get interested, even if the benefits are unproven. Patient hopes, requests and demands can easily turn into real prescriptions in their doctor's office.

Richard L. Kravitz, Professor of Health Policy and Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis • conversation
July 9, 2020 ~10 min

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App tracks messed up body clocks during pandemic

"...many of us may be experiencing circadian disruption which could lead to fatigue, mood changes, changes in sleep patterns, and decreased immune function."

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~5 min

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