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We don’t understand the universe: Scientist at IdeaFestival explains how science is failing us

At IdeaFestival 2015, astronomer Bob Berman explained why our scientific approach to understanding the universe is misguided. Astronomer Bob Berman at IdeaFestival 2015 "What do we know about the universe?" asked astronomer Bob Berman to a crowded room at IdeaFestival 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. "Why aren't the answers satisfying? Where do they go wrong?" There's a lot of hard and …

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6 ways screentime harms kids’ minds By Victoria L. Dunckley

Children or teens who are “revved up” and prone to rages or—alternatively—who are depressed and apathetic have become disturbingly commonplace. Chronically irritable children are often in a state of abnormally high arousal, and may seem “wired and tired.”That is, they’re agitated but exhausted. Because chronically high arousal levels impact memory and the ability to relate, these kids are also likely …

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Egyptian Scientists Filter Seawater in Minutes

Researchers at Alexandria University in Egypt have unveiled a cost-effective desalination technology which can filter highly salty water in minutes. The technology is based on membranes containing cellulose acetate powder, produced in Egypt. The powder, in combination with other components, binds the salt particles as they pass through, making the technique useful for desalinating seawater. “The membrane we produced can …

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