Less sleep reduces positive feelings Sleep deprivation makes us feel less happy, active, attentive and purposeful, according to a new sleep study from NTNU. Sleeping less than normal impacts how we feel the next morning. “Not in the sense that we have more negative feelings, like being down or depressed.
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Combination drug treatments for COVID-19 show promise in cell culture tests In the absence of a vaccine for COVID-19, researchers across the globe are in pursuit of possible treatments for the disease. Now a team of Norwegian and Estonian researchers have established a cell culture that allows them to test
No disadvantages to having kids early Maturing and reproducing early hardly has any downsides. If you’re a wild boar, that is. When some species are heavily hunted, animal mortality increases and they have fewer offspring in the course of their lives. To compensate for this, animals that are hunted often
Sound beacons support safer tunnel evacuation Research conducted as part of the project EvacSound demonstrates that auditory guidance using sound beacons is an effective aid during the evacuation of smoke-filled road tunnels. This is good news. It is a fact that vehicle drivers and passengers cannot normally expect to be
A tiny arctic shrub reveals secrets of plant growth on Svalbard It’s not easy being a tiny willow on the wind-and snow-blasted islands of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard. It turns out that Salix polaris, the polar willow, handles these tough conditions by growing as best it can in response
Google is the subject of a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in “private” mode. The lawsuit seeks at least US$5 billion (A$7.21 billion), accusing Google of surreptitiously collecting information
The amorphous internet activist movement known as Anonymous staged an online resurgence in the past week on the back of real-world protests against police brutality. Born from internet chat boards more than a dozen years ago, the collective was once known for organising denial-of-service attacks that temporarily shut down access