Drinking Acidic Fruit Tea Can Damage Your Teeth, Scientists Say : Health : Tech Times

February 25, 2018 wpanews 0

  Drinking tea has many health benefits, from antioxidants that keep us young to boosting the immune system, and soothing an upset digestive system. Tea is a great way to feel calm and relaxed, especially after a busy day of work. Drinking Acidic Fruit Tea Can Damage Teeth A new study has found that drinking fruit tea can cause damage to teeth and wear down enamel. A group of researchers from King’s College London […] READ MORE

Why Don’t Schools Use The Most Effective Teaching Methods?

February 23, 2018 wpanews 0

  A new peer-reviewed meta-analysis of 328 studies performed over the past 50 years finds “strong positive results” for a style of teaching known as direct instruction. It was found to be effective across races, sexes, ages, family income levels, and subjects: “all of the estimated effects were positive and all were statistically significant except results” related to non-academic effects such as personality and feelings. It’s a particularly noteworthy finding because the field […] READ MORE

Report: KKK chapters drop steeply despite ‘hate group’ surge

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

  The number of Ku Klux Klan chapters in the U.S. is plummeting as a new generation of khaki-clad racists rejects hoods and robes for a “hipper” brand of hate, according to a report Wednesday by an organization that tracks far-right extremists. The Southern Poverty Law Center said its count of Klan groups fell from 130 in 2016 to 72 last year, despite a surge of activity in the broader […] READ MORE

The Real History of President’s Day

February 19, 2018 wpanews 0

Today is President’s Day, a holiday celebrated every year on the third Monday in February. It’s a day to honor all of our great nation’s presidents, but it started out as a celebration of one president in particular. I’ll give you a hint: he chopped down his dad’s cherry tree (not really), he had wooden teeth, and he crossed the Delaware river like a boss. In the 1960s, Congress came […] READ MORE

Johannes Gutenberg Changed Our Lives Forever

February 16, 2018 wpanews 23

  German inventor Johannes Gutenberg developed a method of movable type and used it to create one of the Western world’s first major printed books, the “Forty-Two-Line” Bible. Johannes Gutenberg was born circa 1395, in Mainz, Germany. He started experimenting with printing by 1438. In 1450 Gutenberg obtained backing from the financier, Johann Fust, whose impatience and other factors led to Gutenberg’s loss of his establishment to Fust several years […] READ MORE

Marijuana less dangerous to the brain than alcohol: Report

February 15, 2018 wpanews 0

Alcohol consumption is more damaging to the human brain than marijuana, according to a newly released report published by researchers at the University of Colorado. “[W]hile marijuana may also have some negative consequences, it definitely is nowhere near the negative consequences of alcohol,” summarized co-author Kent Hutchison of the university’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, MedicalNewsToday reported Monday. While marijuana’s effects have been studied to varying degrees in earlier reports, the authors […] READ MORE

Remington Is Planning to File for Bankruptcy

February 13, 2018 wpanews 0

For two centuries, it has been a totem of America’s gun culture — a name emblazoned on frontier flintlocks and U.S. Army .45s. But on Monday Remington Outdoor Co., which traces its history back to 1816, said it would file for bankruptcy protection, succumbing to a slump in business worsened by, of all things, a president who has steadfastly supported Americans’ right to bear arms. Source: Remington Is Planning to File […] READ MORE

Stocks are setting up for a rebound after Dow plummets 1,000 points, entering correction territory

February 9, 2018 wpanews 0

  U.S. stock index futures were higher ahead of Friday’s open, as investors kept abreast of the volatile trading seen in markets worldwide. In the previous session, U.S. stocks finished deep in the red as higher interest rates continued to weigh on sentiment.  The Dow Jones industrial average finished the session down 1,032.89 points at 23,860.46 — entering correction territory. In addition, investors have been on edge, as developments in the political […] READ MORE

This Day in History – What Happened Today – HISTORY.com

February 8, 2018 wpanews 0

  On this day in 1943, Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, leaving the island in Allied possession after a prolonged campaign. The American victory paved the way for other Allied wins in the Solomon Islands. The Japanese invaded the Solomons in 1942 during World War II and began building a strategic airfield on Guadalcanal. On August 7 of that year, U.S. Marines landed on the island, signaling the Allies’ first major offensive against […] READ MORE

Ancient virus could be responsible for human ability to think | Fox News

February 7, 2018 wpanews 1

An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness, giving you the ability to think for yourself. Two papers published in the Cell journal discuss the origins of the Arc gene, which packages up genetic information and sends it around nerve cells in little virus-style capsules. These packages of information are believed to be critical to how our nerves communicate and could be responsible for our thoughts. Elissa D. Pastuzyn, […] READ MORE

Attack of the Clones: Creature That Started as Pet Now Multiplying Out of Control

February 6, 2018 wpanews 3

If you start with one marbled crayfish, you can soon have millions. They spawn so quickly and easily, they’re easy to breed (clone) in captivity. That made them ideal for people selling the animals as pets, but it became a problem for people who only want one in their aquarium. “You put them into your aquarium and a year later you have hundreds of them,” Lyko explained. No dad required. […] READ MORE

Poland President Duda ‘will sign’ controversial Holocaust bill – BBC News

February 6, 2018 wpanews 2

Andrzej Duda backs a controversial law that has drawn angry protests from Israel and the US. Andrzej Duda defended the legislation, which will make it illegal to accuse Poland of complicity in Nazi crimes committed under occupation. The Polish government says it aims to stop the Polish nation or state being blamed for the atrocities. Israel is worried the law could stifle the truth about the role of some Poles, […] READ MORE