Morgan Balderas

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FYI: Does Thinking Too Hard Wear You Out?

If it does, it's all in your head.<p>The brain makes up about 1⁄50 of our body weight but consumes about one fifth of the oxygen we breathe. It's natural to assume that overtaxing the cerebrum would leave one feeling lethargic, but that's not quite true. The brain uses most of its energy just to …

Asteroid 2000 EM26: 'potentially hazardous' space rock to fly close to Earth

A "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of three football fields will come uncomfortably close to Earth early on Tuesday.<p>The space rock, known as 2000 EM26, poses no threat and will pass the Earth at just under nine times the distance to the moon.<p>But it is defined as a potentially hazardous …

A UK Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed And Implanted A Pelvis

It was the first transplant of its kind.<p>The patient, who is in his sixties and has remained unnamed, suffered from a rare type of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. It affected the entire right side of his pelvis.<p>Often leaving patients appearing completely healthy, chondrosarcoma often goes …

Loneliness twice as unhealthy as obesity for older people, study finds

Loneliness can be twice as unhealthy as obesity, according to researchers who found that feelings of isolation can have a devastating impact on older people.<p>The scientists tracked more than 2,000 people aged 50 and over and found that the loneliest were nearly twice as likely to die during the …