Science roundup

Interesting articles:

1.) Women laugh at jokes easier than men

2.) The ice caps are melting! (except in places where they are getting thicker) From www.eurekalert.org

“The result is a mixed picure, with a net increase of 6.4 centimetres per year in the interior area above 1500 metres elevation. Below that altitude, the elevation-change rate is minus 2.0 cm per year, broadly matching reported thinning in the ice-sheet margins. The trend below 1500 metres however does not include the steeply-sloping marginal areas where current altimeter data are unusable.

The spatially averaged increase is 5.4 cm per year over the study area, when corrected for post-Ice Age uplift of the bedrock beneath the ice sheet.”

3.) Red Wine prevents Alzheimer’s! Huzzah!

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