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Is Daylight Savings Worth It?

You may still be feeling dreadful about getting up one hour earlier. Why make the shuffling every year? Good question! In fact, studies have shown that remaining in Daylight Savings Time (DST) has numerous societal and health benefits, but they might not be what you expect. That, a new treatment for spinal-cord injuries using ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells, and the secret with zebra’s stripes in this week’s Tech News 4 Kids newsletter! Join our classes to learn all about these amazing technologies — artificial intelligence, coding, and more.

Why Staying in Daylight Savings Time Might Be Good for Us

(The Conversation)

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In most of the US, our clocks recently leaped forward, causing us all to “lose” an hour. Insert lots of sleepy mornings and late sunrises for a few days. While this bi-yearly back and forth can be difficult, there have been some studies shown that remaining in DST benefits not only our health, but crime, the economy, and more. Find out how this might be here!

The Fascinating Science Behind ‘Reprogrammed’ Stem Cells for Spinal Injuries

(Nature)

“Hideyuki Okano speaks at a press conference in Tokyo. He has approval to use iPS cells to treat patients with spinal cord injuries.” Credit: Kyodo News via Getty “Hideyuki Okano speaks at a press conference in Tokyo. He has approval to use iPS cells to treat patients with spinal cord injuries.” Credit: Kyodo News via Getty

Spinal-cord injuries have remained one of the more difficult things to heal. However, scientists in Japan are looking to change this using stem-cells that have essentially been reprogrammed. This fascinating study was recently approved, but how exactly does it work? Find out what this unique process is and what it looks like for future patients here!

A Zebra’s Stripes vs. Bloodthirsty Flies

(Popular Science)

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The stripes on a zebra are unique to each individual animal, similar to a fingerprint. But do they offer more than unique beauty? As it turns out, biologists from UC Davis discovered that these stripes protect the zebras from bloodthirsty flies. Find out how this might be here, as well as some interesting studies that have been done to test it.

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