Increasing smartphone usage temporarily diminishes the ability to interpret the deeper meaning of information, suggests a new study, which also unexpectedly found that smartphone use was positively associated with some cognitive abilities, such as the ability to judge the credibility of information.

Increasing smartphone usage temporarily diminishes the ability to interpret the deeper meaning of information, suggests a new study, which also unexpectedly found that smartphone use was positively associated with some cognitive abilities, such as the ability to judge the credibility of information. submitted by /u/mvea to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Pentagon Contractor Allegedly Threatened to Kill Congresswoman Over Vaccine Bill – Feds charged Darryl Varnum in late June after he told a member he was ‘gonna kill your ass if you do that bill.’

Pentagon Contractor Allegedly Threatened to Kill Congresswoman Over Vaccine Bill – Feds charged Darryl Varnum in late June after he told a member he was ‘gonna kill your ass if you do that bill.’ submitted by /u/mvea to r/EverythingScience [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Mindfulness meditation has shown promise for treating anxiety, and a new MRI brain scan study in Biological Psychiatry suggests this may be because mindfulness meditation helps people unlearn fearful responses and extinguish fearful associations, by providing a context similar to exposure therapy.

Mindfulness meditation has shown promise for treating anxiety, and a new MRI brain scan study in Biological Psychiatry suggests this may be because mindfulness meditation helps people unlearn fearful responses and extinguish fearful associations, by providing a context similar to exposure therapy. submitted by /u/mvea to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Crying may aid in the regulation of breathing during stressful situations, according to new research (n = 197 female undergrad students) published in the journal Emotion. The study sought to better understand the functions of human crying, and whether crying had any physiologically soothing effects.

Crying may aid in the regulation of breathing during stressful situations, according to new research (n = 197 female undergrad students) published in the journal Emotion. The study sought to better understand the functions of human crying, and whether crying had any physiologically soothing effects. submitted by /u/mvea to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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People may be intuitively dishonest, but only if it does not harm others, suggests new research, which found that in settings in which dishonesty does not have an obvious victim, people intuitively seem to lie more, but when dishonesty harms concrete others, no intuitive-dishonesty effect appears.

People may be intuitively dishonest, but only if it does not harm others, suggests new research, which found that in settings in which dishonesty does not have an obvious victim, people intuitively seem to lie more, but when dishonesty harms concrete others, no intuitive-dishonesty effect appears. submitted by /u/mvea to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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New research found optimal timing of warm baths and showers for cooling down of core body temperature in order to improve sleep quality is about 90 minutes before going to bed, which aids the natural circadian process and increase chances of falling asleep quickly and have better quality sleep.

New research found optimal timing of warm baths and showers for cooling down of core body temperature in order to improve sleep quality is about 90 minutes before going to bed, which aids the natural circadian process and increase chances of falling asleep quickly and have better quality sleep. submitted by /u/mvea to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Many of the deadliest cancers receive the least amount of research funding, finds a new study. ‘Embarrassing’ or stigmatized cancers like lung and liver are underfunded. In contrast, breast cancer and pediatric cancers were all well-funded, respective to their impact on society.

Many of the deadliest cancers receive the least amount of research funding, finds a new study. ‘Embarrassing’ or stigmatized cancers like lung and liver are underfunded. In contrast, breast cancer and pediatric cancers were all well-funded, respective to their impact on society. submitted by /u/mvea to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Cigarette butts are the most common form of litter on the planet: 4.5 trillion are littered each year. New research shows that they severely impact plant growth. The presence of cigarette butts reduced root biomass by 57%; germination success by 27%; and shoot length by 28%.

Cigarette butts are the most common form of litter on the planet: 4.5 trillion are littered each year. New research shows that they severely impact plant growth. The presence of cigarette butts reduced root biomass by 57%; germination success by 27%; and shoot length by 28%. submitted by /u/ratterstinkle to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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New drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapy drugs as fat, fooling quick-growing and hungry tumor cells that consume the nutrients much faster than normal cells. The drug then activates, suppressing tumor growth. The drug also is lower in toxicity than current drugs, leading to fewer side effects

New drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapy drugs as fat, fooling quick-growing and hungry tumor cells that consume the nutrients much faster than normal cells. The drug then activates, suppressing tumor growth. The drug also is lower in toxicity than current drugs, leading to fewer side effects submitted by /u/drewiepoodle to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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