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Air conditioner use to rise worldwide: study

3 years, 5 months ago
MIAMI: The use of air conditioning may rise dramatically by the end of the century, requiring far more electricity and sending pollutants into the atmosphere at unprecedented rates, researchers warned Monday.

Learning a second language boosts brain

3 years, 9 months ago
MIAMI: Plenty of research has shown that learning a second language can boost brainpower, but a new study out Monday suggests that the effects extend to those who begin in middle childhood.

Facebook 'likes' reveal your true personality

3 years, 9 months ago
MIAMI: A computer program that analyzes your Facebook "likes" may be a better judge of your personality than your closest friends and family, according to research out Monday.

Health, not money, inspires people to save power

3 years, 9 months ago
MIAMI: Telling people how pollution can harm kids' health inspires them to use less electricity than telling them how much money they could save by cutting back on power use, US researchers said Monday.

Study reveals how humans tamed wild horses

3 years, 10 months ago
MIAMI: Humans tamed horses some 5,500 years ago, and an international study of ancient and modern horse genes Monday sheds light on the traits people saw as valuable, including speed, vigor and learning ability.