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Commentary on the advanced #optics used by Earth-based #telescopes to photograph distant stellar objects.https://t.co/0fqjPSD62e

— Parsing Science (@ParsingScience) July 18, 2018
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56 minutes ago by dougleigh
An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates may contribute to mania. : science
MedicineAn analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates may contribute to mania. via Pocket
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2 hours ago by dougleigh
Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements is often touted as a way simple way to protect your heart - but experts say the evidence that it does any good is flimsy at best. They say the chance of getting any meaningful benefit from taking omega-3 is one in 1,000
HealthTaking omega-3 fish oil supplements is often touted as a way simple way to protect your heart - but experts say the evidence that it does any good is flimsy at best. They say the chance of getting any meaningful benefit from taking omega-3 is one in 1,000. via Pocket
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Underestimating the power of gratitude – recipients of thank-you letters are more touched than we expect – Research Digest
We’ve all been there: feeling so grateful to a friend or colleague that we hatch the idea of sending them a thank-you message. But then we worry about how to phrase it. And then we figure it probably won’t mean much to them anyway; if anything it could all be a bit awkward. So we don’t bother. via Pocket
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Many first "memories" are fake, a UK study suggests. When researchers asked 6,641 people what their first memory was, 38.6% recalled an event before the age of two, the age memories are thought to first be possible. : science
PsychologyMany first "memories" are fake, a UK study suggests. When researchers asked 6,641 people what their first memory was, 38.6% recalled an event before the age of two, the age memories are thought to first be possible. via Pocket
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Underestimating the power of gratitude – recipients of thank-you letters are more touched than we expect, finds new study published in Psychological Science. : science
Gratitude is rare in modern society. Rare events have greater impact and people generally feel that they are unappreciated. Combing a rare event with appreciation is always going to lead to greater impact. via Pocket
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Study finds that when workers expect idle time following a task, they tend to unproductively stretch out their work, leading to longer completion times with little improvment in task accuracy.https://t.co/CRmU26XU1W

— Parsing Science (@ParsingScience) July 18, 2018
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4 hours ago by dougleigh
Study: Conservatives Feel Greater Purpose In Life Than Liberals - Study Finds
LOS ANGELES — Add “feeling a purpose in life” to the list of differences betweens conservatives and liberals. People who associate with one of those groups are more likely to believe their lives are meaningful, according to a new study. Can you guess who? via Pocket
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4 hours ago by dougleigh
4 Myths about Extroversion We're Guilty of Believing - Scientific American
A few weeks ago, I saw a cute online cartoon titled “Introvert Starter Kit,” with drawings of fuzzy pants, a cup of herbal tea, a stack of books, and a cat. I searched for an extrovert equivalent, but none were to be found. via Pocket
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4 hours ago by dougleigh
DARPA Plans a Major Remake of U.S. Electronics - IEEE Spectrum
"Bill Chappell on:

Why the electronics industry needs a push now
Hardware that can figure out what it needs to be in the next millisecond
Making two engineers feel like 100
Design tools that learn from you
How to make open-source hardware happen
Making old fabs compete with new ones
What it all means for the future of engineering"
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