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Americans own 40 percent of world's firearms: study

Americans own 40 percent of world's firearms: studyAmericans make up only four percent of the global population but they own 40 percent of the world’s firearms, a new study said Monday. There are more than one billion firearms in the world but 85 percent of those are in the hands of civilians, with the remainder held by law enforcement and the military, according to the Small Arms Survey. The survey, produced by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, says it bases its estimates based on multiple sources, including civilian firearms registration data from 133 countries and territories and survey results in 56 countries.



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Kids’ lack of sleep linked to higher odds of heart disease, health risks, study warns

Kids’ lack of sleep linked to higher odds of heart disease, health risks, study warnsA study in the journal Pediatrics links lack of sleep to higher odds for heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity. It found that less than a third of kids get the recommended amount of sleep.



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Harvard rated Asian American applicants lower on personality scores than other students, study finds

Harvard rated Asian American applicants lower on personality scores than other students, study findsHarvard admissions officers consistently rated Asian American students lower on “personal qualities” than students of other races, according to admissions data analysed as part of a racial discrimination lawsuit against the prestigious university. A study of 20 years’ worth of admissions data shows Asian American applicants to Harvard scored much better than all other racial groups on measures of academic merit, but worse on subjective analyses of their personal qualities completed by Harvard admissions staff. In fact, the study found Asian Americans had the lowest admission rate of any racial group between 2000 and 2019, despite having higher test scores than every other racial group over the two-decade period.



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Indonesian students fast, and study, during Ramadan

Indonesian students fast, and study, during RamadanFor students at one of Indonesia's oldest Islamic boarding schools, the holy month of Ramadan doesn't only mean fasting from dawn till dusk. It also means intensive study of the Koran.



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'Shocking' die-off of Africa's oldest baobabs: study

'Shocking' die-off of Africa's oldest baobabs: studySome of Africa’s oldest and biggest baobab trees — a few dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks — have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, researchers said Monday. The baobab is the biggest and longest-living flowering tree, according to the research team.



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Study on hurricane casualties fuels talk of statehood for Puerto Rico

Study on hurricane casualties fuels talk of statehood for Puerto RicoCritics of the federal response to Maria, comparing it to the relief efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, believe it would have been more effective if the U.S. territory were a state with representation in Washington.



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Puerto Rican death toll from Hurricane Maria 73 times official tally: study

Puerto Rican death toll from Hurricane Maria 73 times official tally: studyMany residents subsequently left.A closer look at the Buckee calculation shows that while the researchers estimate 4,645 deaths, statistically there’s a 95 percent chance that the actual number could be as low as 793 and as high as 8,498. When the researchers tried to adjust for the fact that people living in single-person households couldn’t report their own death, they estimated 5,740 excess deaths, with a margin of error ranging from 1,506 and 9,889.The Buckee number is more than four times higher than a December estimate by the New York Times, which reported that the actual death toll was probably about 1,052 excess deaths based on data from the island’s vital statistics bureau and a comparison of deaths during a comparable period in the two previous years.



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First NASA lander to study Mars' interior launches from California

First NASA lander to study Mars' interior launches from CaliforniaThe Mars InSight probe lifted off from the central California coast at 4:05 a.m.PDT, treating early-rising residents across a wide swath of the state to the luminous pre-dawn spectacle of the first U.S. interplanetary spacecraft to be launched over the Pacific. The lander will be carried aloft for NASA and its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) atop a two-stage, 19-story Atlas 5 rocket from the fleet of United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co.



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Uranus Is Actually A Giant Ball Of Farts Floating In Space, Study Finds

Uranus Is Actually A Giant Ball Of Farts Floating In Space, Study FindsSomeone light a match.



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Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: study

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: studyBy Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) – The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries’ time, a scientific study said on Thursday. The spread of hominims – early humans and relatives such as Neanderthals – from Africa coincided with the extinction of mammals such as the mammoths, sabre-toothed tiger and glyptodon, an armadillo-like creature the size of a car. “There is a very clear pattern of size-biased extinction that follows the migration of hominims out of Africa,” lead author Felisa Smith of the University of New Mexico told Reuters of the study published in the journal Science.



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