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Study ties work complexity to memory

Study ties work complexity to memory

Researchers have identified an association between complexity of main lifetime occupation and cognitive performance in later life. The research indicated that people with complex jobs, including working with other people or data such as lawyers and engineers, could benefit from a better memory and thinking abilities in later life. The results were achieved after examining [&hellip

‘Life may reside on Jupiter’s moon’

‘Life may reside on Jupiter’s moon’

There may exist life under the frozen surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa, says the US space agency. Fresh analysis of Hubble telescope data bolstered suspicions that under Europa’s icy shell there is a tidally-heated ocean of liquid water that could be capable of containing the building blocks of life. “For the first time in the [&hellip

Qur’an manuscript found in Germany

Qur’an manuscript found in Germany

Researchers in Germany have discovered an old manuscript of the Holy Qur’an at the library of the University of Tübingen. Scholars at the Coranica Project, part of the University of Tübingen, found the book, written between 20 and 40 years after the death of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Written in Kufic script, the [&hellip

Calorie-restricting diet fights aging

Calorie-restricting diet fights aging

A new study has indicated that fewer calories from carbohydrates could inhibit some aspects of aging as well as chronic diseases in humans. An animal study carried out by neuroscientists at New York University’s Langone Medical Center revealed that calorie restricting diet could halt the normal activity of over 900 different genes related to aging [&hellip

Polar bear population falls in key region

Polar bear population falls in key region

The number of polar bears living in the frozen sea north of Alaska has nearly halved in the past decade with a striking rise in the death rate of young cubs, a new study shows. Researchers from the US Geological Survey (USGS) along with their colleagues in Environment Canada tagged and released polar bears in [&hellip

‘Mediterranean diet tackles obesity’

‘Mediterranean diet tackles obesity’

Scientific evidence has proved that the Mediterranean dietary pattern seems to be the best way to tackle obesity. Scientists say that Mediterranean food intake could be better than low-fat diets for sustained weight loss and lowering the risk of heart attacks and strokes. People should focus on eating “healthy foods,” rather than counting calories, according [&hellip

Coffee may ward off obesity effects

Coffee may ward off obesity effects

A chemical compound found in coffee may help prevent some of the damaging effects of obesity, a new study suggests. The recent study has also uncovered that coffee consumption could even prevent weight gain. Researchers at the University of Georgia found that chlorogenic acid (CGA) in coffee could significantly reduce insulin resistance and accumulation of [&hellip

5,000-year human footprints uncovered

5,000-year human footprints uncovered

Archaeologists have discovered human footprints and some Stone Age fishing gear in a dried up fjord in Denmark, which date back to 5,000 years ago. The two sets of human footprints and the fishing fences were uncovered on the island of Lolland. “This is really quite extraordinary, finding footprints from humans,” said Terje Stafseth, an [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 39:42

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 39:42

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click here Bismillāh, November 14, 2014/Muharram 20, 1436 Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 39:42 – Journey of the soul during sleep اللَّهُ يَتَوَفَّى الْأَنْفُسَ حِينَ مَوْتِهَا وَالَّتِي لَمْ تَمُتْ فِي مَنَامِهَا ۖ فَيُمْسِكُ الَّتِي قَضَىٰ عَلَيْهَا الْمَوْتَ وَيُرْسِلُ [&hellip

Global warming to increase lightening

Global warming to increase lightening

New research shows that global warming will lead to a 50-percent increase in lightning strikes across the United States during this century. The research, which was published in the University of California’s Science journal on November 14, was carried out by climate scientist David Romps and his colleagues based on data obtained from the US [&hellip