The Moon is shrinking, shocking study reveals

Somebody alert Jeff Bezos: the Moon is shrinking.

According to a new research study, the Moon may be shrinking as it experiences lunar quakes, known as “moonquakes.” Researchers analyzed 28 moonquakes from 1969 to 1977 and came up with the startling observation that eight of the quakes came from “true tectonic activity — the movement of crustal plates,” as opposed to impacts from asteroids or rumblings inside the celestial satellite.

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‘Ultraprocessed’ foods may make you eat more, clinical trial suggests

In a monthlong study, people ate more calories on a processed diet, but the reasons are unclear

Something about the industrial processing of food makes us more likely to overeat, according to a new study. Volunteers ate more and gained more weight on a heavily processed diet than an unprocessed one, even when the two diets had the same available calories and nutrients.

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Study finds 24% of West Antarctic ice is now unstable

In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according to a new study.

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How we make complex decisions: Neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that helps break decisions down into smaller pieces

Neuroscientists have identified a brain circuit that helps break complex decisions down into smaller pieces. The study sheds light on how the brain reasons about probable causes of failure after a hierarchy of decisions.

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British people get drunk more often than anyone else, survey finds

(CNN) British people get drunk more than any other nationality, according to a new global survey.

The results of the 2019 Global Drug Survey, published Thursday, revealed that British respondents get drunk more times per year than people from anywhere else.
Adam Winstock, an addiction psychiatrist and founder of the Global Drug Survey, said British respondents are drinking too much, too often, regarding getting drunk as the point of a night out as opposed to enhancing the evening.