Does winning the lottery make you happy?

Most of us have dreamed about winning big in the lottery – I know I have. This dream came true for a French ticket-holder, who won the record £184 million EuroMillions jackpot.…

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Youngest ever lavas dated from the Moon

The FINANCIAL — Researchers at The University of Manchester, have been involved in an international collaboration to analyse the age and history of some of the Moon’s youngest lava flows. The rock samples were collected by the Chinese National Space Agency during the…

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Mapping words to color

Researchers led by postdoc Colin Twomey and professor Joshua Plotkin developed an algorithm that can infer the communicative needs different linguistic communities place on colors, University of Pennsylvania notes.…

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Personality matters, Even for Squirrels

Humans acknowledge that personality goes a long way, at least for our species. But scientists have been more hesitant to ascribe personality — defined as consistent behavior over time — to other animals.…

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Pandemic Cold and Flu Season: A Parent’s Back-to-School Guide

Each fall, classrooms full of kids become smoldering hotpots of colds, flu, stomach viruses, and germs that fester and spread. Doctors expect this; in fact, it’s how young bodies build immunity against these illnesses. But last year was an astonishing exception, with…

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Don’t let delta disrupt learning, expert says

With the delta variant surging in the United States just as the school year begins, parents are wondering — and worried — about the threat to children. To address their fears, Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist and director of the Harvard T.H. Chan…

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Practical Strategies to Help Children Through a Pandemic

Since the pandemic began, parents and researchers have been trying to understand how it affects children’s mental health. For 18 months, children have dealt with the disruption of their daily lives, fear of COVID-19 contagion, and sometimes death in the family.…

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