Extra hour’s sleep lowers obesity risk for newborns

A new paper has investigated the effects of poor sleep on newborns, finding that sound slumber during the first few months of life can be an important factor in preventing excessive weight gain during this early formative period.

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Study reveals how COVID-19 can directly damage brain cells

New research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience is the first to demonstrate how the SARS-CoV-2 virus can directly damage cells in the brain, showing vascular cells that comprise the blood-brain barrier can be destroyed by the virus.

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Generous glazing floods compact tiny house interior with daylight

When you're dealing with the kind of small living space offered by a tiny house, maximizing glazing can really help it feel less cramped. Baluchon embraced this approach with its Ia Orana build, which really opens up the home to light and views.

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Psychedelic therapy research gets first US government funding in 50 years

Johns Hopkins Medicine has been awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Health for research investigating psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy to treat tobacco addiction. The grant is the first federal funding in 50 years for psychedelic therapy.

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ZHA’s energy efficient office adds some greenery to inner-city Prague

Work is underway on a new office building designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The project will be covered in greenery and will also boast significant sustainability features, including solar panels and rainwater collection.

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Oxama freediving computer speaks to its wearer through their face

Diving deep underwater while holding your breath can be risky, which is why many freedivers wear a dive computer on their wrist. The face-worn Oxama device is claimed to offer several advantages, including the fact that it speaks to its wearer.

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Stunning pavilion shaded from Dubai sun with airplane-inspired facade

Foster + Partners is taking part in Expo 2020 Dubai with a stunning new pavilion named Alif. The aircraft-inspired building incorporates sustainability features and boasts what's described as the world's largest passenger elevator.

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Amazing water tower home wins 2021 Stephen Lawrence Prize

Following its unveiling of the 2021 Stirling Prize, the RIBA has revealed the winner of the 2021 Stephen Lawrence Prize. Tonkin Liu won for its fantastic work transforming a dilapidated water tower into a one-of-a-kind family home.

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Ultimate Camper teardrop trailer marries mod cons with retro styling

Mixing vintage flavors with the creature comforts of a modern-day camper, Ohio-based RV outfitter Ultimate Toys has introduced a retro-styled teardrop trailer with an impressive degree of luxury inside.

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Supski turns stand-up paddleboarders into skiers – or rowers

Using a stand-up paddleboard is definitely a great form of exercise, although the ways in which a typical board can be paddled are somewhat limited. The Supski is different, in that it offers multiple paddling styles to work multiple muscle groups.

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