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As CO2 levels continue to rise, it will get harder to think clearly and make decisions

As CO2 levels continue to rise, it will get harder to think clearly and make decisions

Science
April 22 (UPI) -- As carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere continue to increase, scientists expect humans to struggle with strategic thinking and complex decision making. New models suggest CO2 levels in indoor environs, whether at work or at home, will reach 1,400 parts per million -- three times the current amounts of carbon dioxide found indoors. As a result, the human brain will struggle to get the amount of oxygen necessary for high-level thinking. Researchers shared their analysis in a paper published this week in the journal GeoHealth. "It's amazing how high CO2 levels get in enclosed spaces," Kris Karnauskas, an associate professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, said in a news release. "It affects everybody -- from little kids packed into classr...
Shaun Ryder: ‘I think I’ve had coronavirus – but I’m fine, I’ve been isolating for years’

Shaun Ryder: ‘I think I’ve had coronavirus – but I’m fine, I’ve been isolating for years’

Entertainment
Shaun Ryder has shared his top tips for surviving the national lockdown - saying he is going to repeat his favourite TV series and learn how to play chess.Speaking to Sky News from his home in Manchester, the Happy Mondays and Black Grape star said he has been "basically self-isolating for the past 10 years, apart from work" so is fully equipped to deal with life indoors. And he thinks both he and his wife, Joanne, may have already had COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, after falling ill at the beginning of the month. Image: Ryder says he believes he and his wife Joanne, pictured in 2014, have both already had coronavirus He is more than content spending the lockdown with Joanne and three of his children - Oliver, 26, Pearl,...
Do even the most pessimistic Liverpool fans think the Reds will win the Premier League?

Do even the most pessimistic Liverpool fans think the Reds will win the Premier League?

Sports
"Thirty years of hurt."Liverpool fans have been waiting a long time to win the Premier League and even with a 13-point gap at the top of the table, some still can't quite say "we are going to win it" out loud.With defending champions Manchester City trailing by 14 points in third place and Leicester City back by 13 in second, Liverpool are the resounding favourites to win their first league title since 1989-90. "It's over. Liverpool have won the title," said ex-Leicester midfielder Robbie Savage on BBC Radio 5 Live's 606 after the 1-0 win over Wolves on Sunday.Former Reds defender Mark Lawrenson agreed: "They will not lose the league from this position."But the fans remember that they have co...
Prices stabilize in North Korea, but growth is negative, think tank says

Prices stabilize in North Korea, but growth is negative, think tank says

World
Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Prices and exchange rates have stabilized in North Korea since Kim Jong Un fully assumed power in 2012, a South Korean think tank said in a report released Monday. The stabilization of key macroeconomic indicators does not mean the economy has been making progress, despite claims from the regime. North Korea registered negative GDP growth in 2017 and 2018, South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported. The North Korea economic review from South Korea government-run Korea Development Institute published Monday credited the stabilization of prices in the Kim Jong Un era to changes in policy, including less state intervention in North Korean agriculture. "After the North Korean authorities' currency reform failed several times, and prices surged, they gave up state control...
Most doctors think Obamacare opened up healthcare access, study says

Most doctors think Obamacare opened up healthcare access, study says

Health
Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Most doctors think Obamacare has helped patients get better healthcare, even as a lengthy court battle threatens to strike down the law, new findings show. About 60 percent of physicians in the United States thought the Affordable Care Act gave more people access to the medical treatment they wouldn't otherwise have had, according to research published September in the journal Health Affairs. Roughly 20 million people in the United States got coverage through the Affordable Care Act once the law was passed in 2012. "A slight majority of U.S. physicians, after experiencing the ACA's implementation, believed that it is a net positive for U.S. health care," the authors wrote. The study included 489 responses from 1,200 physicians surveyed in 2017. About 53 percent of docto...