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Fish have complex individual personalities

Fish have complex individual personalities, a British university study found in recently published research.Scientists from Exeter University in southwest England studied how individual Trinidadian guppy fish behaved in various stressful situations and discovered wide differences in how they responded.The researchers studied their coping strategies in situations designed to trigger various …

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Vitamin D supplements linked to lower risk of asthma attacks

Asthma attacks serious enough to require steroid treatment or hospitalization may be less likely when people take vitamin D supplements, a recent analysis suggests.Researchers examined data combined from seven previously published studies with a total of 955 asthma patients who were randomly selected to take vitamin D or a placebo …

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Differences between Saudi, UAE may fracture their alliance

By:Thembisa Fakude The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Chief Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohammed Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan is perceived as the “mentor” of the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.King Salman’s ill …

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When the aggression stops, so will we’, say the Houthis

By Khalil Dewan Khalil Dewan interviews Muhammed Al-Bukhaithi, Deputy Head of the Department of External Relations of Ansar Allah (otherwise known as the Houthis) and member of the Political Bureau. The Houthis are currently allied with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and have been in control of the capital Sana’a …

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Time out: Dangers of disrupting your body clock

PARIS  Messing with your body’s clock is dangerous business, in fact it could make you sick — or worse.The inner timekeeper dubbed the “circadian clock”, governs the day-night cycle that guides sleep and eating patterns, hormones and even body temperature.It is important enough that the Nobel Medicine Prize was awarded …

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Pricey high-tech features define new smartphone wars

Germany The frontlines of the battle for smartphone dominance over the coming years have grown clearer after Chinese technology firm Huawei presented an AI-powered phone designed to go head-to-head with Samsung and Apple.Features needed to propel a device into the top end are growing increasingly complex and expensive to develop, …

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Turkey’s chefs show world what’s really cooking

Just before 6pm on a blustery autumn Saturday, Maksut Askar, head chef at Istanbul’s acclaimed Neolokal restaurant, is taking a break before dinner service begins.He has a busy few hours ahead of him.Soon, locals and tourists alike will crowd into the chic rooftop dining room overlooking the illuminated Old City, …

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Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975

The world had 10 times as many obese children and teenagers last year than in 1975, but underweight kids still outnumbered them, a study said on Wednesday.Warning of a “double burden” of malnutrition, researchers said the rate of increase in obesity far outstripped the decline in under-nutrition.If post-2000 trends continue, …

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Switching to e-cigs would delay deaths

A large-scale switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes would cut smoking-related deaths by a quarter in the United States by 2100, even assuming the gadgets are themselves not risk-free, researchers recently said.Scientists are still unsure about the potential harms of “vaping” as an alternative to traditional cigarettes, though most seem convinced …

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