Abby Gan

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The Bilingual Brain: How Language Helps Shape Our Ability to Process Information

<b>In an increasingly globalised world, there are many practical benefits to speaking two languages rather than one. Even in the US, which is largely</b> …

Trading was halted 1,200 times Monday

The selling on Wall Street was so dramatic Monday that it triggered unprecedented emergency freezes on stocks.<p>Stocks and exchange-traded funds were automatically halted more than 1,200 times, according to Nasdaq.<p>The high level of trading pauses highlights just how extreme the selloff was in a short …

Stock Markets

Astronauts have captured a troubling new trend in images of cities from space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are snapping photos of Earth at night, and the images are telling a troubling story.<p>Using the photos, a citizen science project called Cities at Night has discovered that most light-emitting diodes (LEDs) — which are touted for their energy-saving …

Space

Why an economic slump could be fantastic news for some tech companies

Every boom has its bust. But every bust looks different.<p>Thanks to the memories of the dot-com era, a lot of investors assume that the next bust will look the same — a bunch of overfunded, overvalued tech companies that are burning too much cash and not generating enough revenue will go up in smoke. …

Stock Markets

Stock collapse in China sparks world markets selloff

Growing concerns that China's economy is faltering triggered panic in financial markets Monday, engulfing Canada and the U.S. in an escalating global stock selloff.<p>A crash in Chinese stocks, combined with discouraging economic readings, is shaking faith in what has served as the world's economic …

Small man syndrome really does exist, US government researchers conclude

Men who feel the least masculine are nearly three times more likely to commit violent acts compared with those who are comfortable in their own skin<p>Small man syndrome really does exist, US government scientists have found, after research showed men who feel the least masculine are at risk of …

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Eye drops that reduce cataracts are developed

The drpos could be available within five years, replacing complicated surgery for patients losing their vision<p>Cheap eye drops could soon be available for cataracts patients.<p>Scientists have discovered a chemical that reduces the clouding that appears over the eye.<p>The drops, which would be used twice …

Cataracts