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Global Population To Stabilize By 2050
2013-04-05 10:34:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The population of our planet will stabilize around the middle of the next century, according to a research team led by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Global population data from 1900 to 2010 enabled the team to make the prediction using a model normally used by physicists. Their results, published in the journal Simulation, coincide with the United Nation's (UN) downward forecasts. The UN estimates that the global...

Fried Foods Are Okay When Using Healthier Oils
2012-01-25 09:24:37

A new study has found that the link between fried foods and heart disease is not true when it comes to using olive or sunflower oil for frying, reports BBC News. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found no association between the frequency of fried food consumption in Spain -- where olive and sunflower oils are used most often -- and the incidence of heart disease. However, the British Heart Foundation cautions that people should think twice about “reaching for...

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2010-09-01 20:50:18

Spanish researchers have calculated the probability of dying in road accidents on the basis of the time taken for the emergency services to arrive. Their conclusions are clear "“ reducing the time between an accident taking place and the arrival of the emergency services from 25 to 15 minutes would cut the risk of death by one-third."The average wait after an accident until the emergency medical services arrive is 25 minutes in Spain", Rocío Sánchez-Mangas,...

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2010-02-23 08:42:07

Finding opens the door for more studies on biology of intelligence A collaborative team of neuroscientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the University of Iowa, the University of Southern California (USC), and the Autonomous University of Madrid have mapped the brain structures that affect general intelligence. The study, to be published the week of February 22 in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, adds new insight to a highly...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.