Student - April 6, 2017

Unsalted

Nocturia, or needing to pee at night, is a typical old person’s ailment. Japanese scientists at the University of Nagasaki have discovered a simple remedy: cutting down on salt. That makes you have to ‘go’ less often. The reason is obvious. Salt makes you drink more. No more crisps then. Unsalted food helps the aged sleep better.

Sick

Lonely people suffer more from a simple cold than others, showed an experiment carried out by psychologists at Rice University (US). They gave people colds, shut them up in a hotel for five days and studied the effects. The lonely people (identified with a test beforehand) clearly suffered the most. The researchers’ conclusion: if you have friends you don’t get so sick.

Dumb (1)

Smart bumble bees contribute less to the colony’s food supply than the slow learners among them. So say researchers from the University of Guelph (Canada). The explanation is that smart bumble bees put a lot of energy into their wee brains. Instead of into foraging. A comforting thought: being dumb has its uses.

Dumb (2)

On the initiative of the WUR Council, paid parking was introduced on the campus last Saturday. The idea was that paid parking would be good for the accessibility of the campus. You’ve got it: Saturday was April Fool’s Day. The prank was aimed at making staff and students more aware of the WUR Council’s role in representing their interests. Wonder whether that worked.

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Dumb (2)

On the initiative of the WUR Council, paid parking was introduced on the campus last Saturday. The idea was that paid parking would be good for the accessibility of the campus. You’ve got it: Saturday was April Fool’s Day. The prank was aimed at making staff and students more aware of the WUR Council’s role in representing their interests. Wonder whether that worked.


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