Article of the Day: Mixing Energy Drinks, Alcohol May Affect Adolescent Brains Like Cocaine

Drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages triggers changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences last into adulthood as an altered ability to deal with rewarding substances, according to a Purdue University study. Richard van Rijn, an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology, looked at the effects of highly caffeinated 

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Article of the Day: 3 Fascinating Discoveries About Laughter

There are some well-known facts about laughter. laughter functions to create social bonds laughing increases our short-term pain tolerance a small dose of humor can increase immunological functioning laughter during negotiations increases the likelihood of small concessions All of these scientific findings are interesting but obvious. Here are a few less well-known discoveries. 1. The 

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Morocco Restores World’s Oldest University

Fez, Morocco – The oldest university in the world is undergoing a facelift in the Moroccan city of Fez. Founded in AD 859, the University of al-Qarawiyyin has stood for centuries as a prestigious centre of science and technology. Abandoned for years, decay and humidity have damaged many of its library books, but steps are now being 

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Article of the Day: The Psychology of Hope and Earning a Livelihood

South Africa continues to face an economic-socio-political crisis. The harsh reality of South Africa’s economic crisis suggests one of the highest Gini Coefficients in the world. Unemployment figures continue to rise. The draft policy issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training reveals that 68% of South Africa’s unemployed are in the 15-34 age 

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Article of the Day – Dear Government: Do Something

It’s been days of protests at campuses around the country. The footage is getting harder to watch. The students are getting angrier. And the police are out in full force, bullets flying. From Wits, Durban University of Technology, the University of Limpopo, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Johannesburg, Tshwane University of Technology, Rhodes… 

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