By Heidi Harley

science / science - 5 years ago

Here's How Much Exercise You Need to Give Your Brain a Boost

Physical activity is good for both the body and mind. Indeed, doctors have long known that exercise improves thinking and slows the rate of cognitive decline, particularly among older adults. The answer seems to be just about any kind of exercise that gets you moving, as long as you stay with it,...

science / science - 5 years ago

A Giant Blue Whale Just Turned Up In the Red Sea

A blue whale has turned up in the Red Sea, the long spit of water separating Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea from the Arabian Peninsula. It's the first time a blue whale has ever been seen in the Red Sea, according to a statement from Egyptian Environmental Minister Khaled Fahmy, as reported today (May 31...

science / science - 5 years ago

Egypt retesting Russian wheat cargo rejected for ergot - sources

CAIRO/DUBAI (Reuters) - Egypt is retesting a 63,000-tonne Russian wheat cargo for the common grain fungus ergot days after rejecting it for excessive levels, official and trade sources said. The samples were sent from the Red Sea port of Safaga to a central laboratory in Cairo. Egypt, the world'...

science / science - 5 years ago

2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #22

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week. Editor's Pick It’s time to think seriously about cutting off the supply of fossil fuels A new paper makes the case for supply-side climate policy. & There is a bias in climate policy s...