Newsletter

Summaries

Exercise: Psych patients' new primary prescription

eurekalert.org
  • Physical exercise is useful for treating people who have anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and other mental health disorders, according to a study conducted at the University of Vermont, USA.
  • The researchers suggest that physical exercise is as effective in alleviating these patients as pharmacotherapy based on psychotropic drugs.
  • The results indicated that the patients who participated in the study showed improvement in their mood and self-esteem after performing physical exercises under controlled conditions.
  • Also, the levels of anger, anxiety, and depression decreased, and the patients reported that they felt happier and pleased after the exercise sessions.

Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists

bbc.com
  • According to research reports, some Chinese industries are producing trichlorofluoromethane gas that destroys the ozone layer of the atmosphere.
  • Chinese industries use this gas to produce polyurethane insulating foams.
  • The production of this gas, also known as CFC-11, was banned since 2010 following the recommendations of the Montreal Protocol of 1987.
  • CFC-11 decomposes in the atmosphere and releases chlorine atoms that attack and destroy the ozone layer that prevents the passage of dangerous ultraviolet radiation from sunlight.
  • The report published in the journal Nature suggests that the Chinese must immediately stop producing this gas because of the impact it causes on the ozone layer.

Fame 🙌

Bullets.tech - Articles for science lovers shortened to five bullet points. | Product Hunt Embed

We were featured on Hacker News, O'REILLY® Ideas, and Boing Boing.

These tiny microbes are munching away at plastic waste in the ocean

sciencemag.org
  • Approximately, plastic waste constitutes 70% of the garbage that pollutes the oceans of the world.
  • In relation to this problem, a group of researchers found that certain species of marine microbes are able to disintegrate some of these plastic materials.
  • The study carried out in Greece indicated that the microbes were capable of decomposing bags, packaging, bottles and other plastic derived from polyethylene and polystyrene.
  • Although more conclusive evidence is lacking on the effectiveness of these investigations on a planetary scale, the study represents a hope to help mitigate this problem.

A solution for loneliness

scientificamerican.com
  • Loneliness is capable of generating cancer, diabetes, depression, memory loss, and heart diseases.
  • The feeling of loneliness tends to prevail in people under 25 and over 65 years old.
  • Surveys indicate that volunteering helps to alleviate and counteract loneliness.
  • Participating in voluntary activities in the communities helps to alleviate loneliness and maintain physical and mental health.

Study finds that increased mindfulness is associated with reduced levels of procrastination

solvingprocrastination.com
  • The relationship between mindfulness and procrastination was analyzed in a study conducted with a group of Chinese students over six months.
  • Mindfulness promotes focus on activities, while procrastination tends to postpone tasks and give in to impulses.
  • The results suggest that when the level of procrastination of tasks is greater, mindfulness is less; this indicates that people who postpone tasks tend to be less conscious.
  • Likewise, it was observed that the increase in the level of mindfulness reveals lower levels of procrastination, which implies that more conscious people tend to postpone activities less.
  • Although the study has limitations, other previous findings tend to confirm the existence of a bidirectional link between mindfulness and procrastination.

Categories

  • Science Science (23) Dark-matter detector observes exotic nuclear decay
  • Psychology Psychology (25) Exercise: Psych patients' new primary prescription
  • Cosmos Cosmos (13) From the Lunar far side, China’s rover reveals moon’s hidden depths
  • History History (9) Ancient rock art in the plains of India
  • Society Society (30) A solution for loneliness
  • Medicine Medicine (14) Compulsory vaccines are needed to keep measles under control in the UK
  • Technology Technology (22) Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists
  • Nature Nature (15) These tiny microbes are munching away at plastic waste in the ocean

Newsletter

Newsletter

Community sponsor ❤️

Bootstrap Shuffle - Bootstrap builder for busy developers

Bootstrap 4 builder for busy developers

Learn more

Fame 🙌

Bullets.tech - Articles for science lovers shortened to five bullet points. | Product Hunt Embed

We were featured on Hacker News, O'REILLY® Ideas, and Boing Boing.