If you are not getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night, you may be at increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. —> Read More Here
Proper coordination between our gut bacteria and our biological clocks may be crucial for preventing obesity and glucose intolerance. —> Read More Here
Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s photos from the International Space Station
Archaeologists from the University of Bristol have teamed up with school children, veterans of modern conflict and other volunteers to uncover the history of Britain’s real-life war horses. —> Read More Here
Carnival of Space. Image by Jason Major.
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog.
These 17 silly random things exist purely to make you smile.
1. This hedgehog who now knows he can fit perfectly inside a Starbucks cup.
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2. And this Yorkie who now knows her head can fit perfectly inside a slice of bread.
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3. The way turtles value teamwork.
4. The fact that you are now aware that one can purchase this 93-inch teddy bear at Costco.
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5. This little kid noticing the power of his eyebrows for the first time.
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6. This baby turtle who decided to turn a boring day into the most exciting day.
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7. This dog who found a new (and much better) purpose for a vacuum.
8. These bears waving “Hi” to you.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new mapping tool unveiled Monday and developed by the University of Nebraska and other project partners could help boost global crop production while conserving land and water.
The Global Yield Gap Atlas allows farmers, governments and businesses to estimate the “gap” between potential and actual crop yields based on plant, soil and climate data in a specific area, said Roberto Lenton, founder and director of the university’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute. Creators of the atlas say the technology could help farmers produce enough food to support more than 9 billion people by 2050 while conserving water and other natural resources.
Farmers still would have to diagnose the problem and find a solution themselves but “knowing the gap is a hugely important step forward,” Lenton said, adding that the data could benefit small farms in poor counties as well as larger farming operations.
The public got its first look at the atlas at the sixth annual Global Water for Food Conference, which is being held through Wednesday in Seattle and draws experts from around the world to discuss how technology can ensure a global water supply for growing food. This year marks the first time the —> Read More Here
The EU’s decision to ban the use of some pesticides could threaten UK crops, increase food prices and hit farmers’ profits, a report claims. —> Read More Here
Screening people as they cross borders never works well but stopping people leaving affected countries could have devastating consequences
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Can students learn algebra from Instagram and video games? —> Read More Here