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Yawning May Cool Your Brain

Posted May 7th, 2014 at 7:39 pm (UTC-5)
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Yawning might be more than a sign you are tired, it could also cool your brain. A new study published in Physiology and Behavior  links yawning to thermoregulation. Humans have a tendency to yawn when tired, after waking up, or when we’re bored or under-stimulated. Of course, many of us yawn after seeing or hearing […]

Study Finds Energy Use in Cities Causes Winter Warming

Posted January 28th, 2013 at 7:48 pm (UTC-5)

Everyday energy consumption in urban areas could be significant enough to cause winter temperatures to rise. According to a new study funded by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), waste heat released in major cities in the Northern Hemisphere in the northern-most parts of North America and Eurasia. “The world’s most populated metropolitan areas, which […]