People with the “good night’s sleep” gene may have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, reports Time. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco found that about 3% of people are considered “familial short-sleepers,” meaning they “have the genetics” to need less sleep. the rest. Famous “sleepers” include Donald Trump, who claims to only need four hours of sleep a night, and designer and director Tom Ford, who says he only needs three.
Sex trap to catch ‘murder wasps’
Sex traps are being used to lure giant male wasps to their deaths, reports CNN. Scientists have created traps that use sex pheromones to lure male “killer wasps” that are ravaging bee populations in the US and causing more than $100 million in lost crops to bees. pollinated every year. One scientist has warned against describing insects as “killer wasps”, arguing that although they are carnivores, “so are lions… and we don’t call them that.” “murder lion””.
A third of Britons are more likely to celebrate St Patrick’s Day
Researchers have found that one in three Britons celebrate St Patrick’s Day more than St George’s Day. The study of 2,000 adults found that 5% of respondents thought St Patrick was an elf, while others believed he had discovered the Guinness record. One in 16 people think he is a fictional character. St Patrick’s Day is celebrated tomorrow and 18% of respondents said they are thinking of wearing green to celebrate, Daily Star.
https://www.theweek.co.uk/news/world-news/956097/elite-sleepers-at-less-risk-of-alzheimers ‘Good night sleepers’ have less risk of Alzheimer’s disease