The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 23rd, 2018 night edition

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Survey of 38,000 adults shows 65% higher mortality rate for adults getting five hours’ sleep a night unless balanced with longer snooze on ‘days off’.

Many people complain they do not get enough sleep, and it seems they are right to be concerned.

However the effect of short sleeps over a few days may be countered by a later lie-in.

Åkerstedt said researchers had previously looked at links between sleep duration and mortality but had focused on sleep during the working week.

“I suspected there might be some modification if you included also weekend sleep, or day-off sleep.”.

But there was no increased risk of death for those who slept five or fewer hours during the week but then managed eight or more hours’ sleep on weekend days.

The study also found that the link between sleep patterns and mortality disappeared for those aged 65 or older. »

Robot submarine finds "holy grail of shipwrecks" with up to $17 billion in treasure

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A 310-year-old Spanish shipwreck carrying treasure that might be worth up to $17 billion was discovered with the help of an underwater robot.

Bronze cannons confirmed "the holy grail of shipwrecks" had been found at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea.

The researchers at Woods Hole say they are explorers, not treasure hunters, and are not involved in the ownership disputes. »

Your ISP finally has to stop lying to you about broadband speeds

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From today, new advertising rules will force internet service providers (ISPs) to be more upfront about exactly how fast your connection should be.

It’s already adhering by the new Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) rules and as a consequence its 17Mbps service is now billed as 11Mbps.

Read next You shouldn't be surprised that UK broadband speeds suck You shouldn't be surprised that UK broadband speeds suck. »

Man mistakenly runs full Fargo marathon instead of half

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He thought the full and half marathons started at the same time, at 7 a.m.

Just outside the dome, at the intersection of 19th Avenue North and University Drive, Kohler turned north, following the marathon pack.

Mark Knutson, executive director of the Fargo Marathon, said it's rare that someone ends up running the wrong race. »

Berlinah Wallace jailed for life for 'sadistic' acid attack on Mark van Dongen

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A woman has been jailed for life after being found guilty of a “sadistic and evil” acid attack that left her former partner with such terrible injuries that he was driven to euthanasia.

Avon and Somerset police said it believed it was the first time someone had been jailed for life for an acid attack.

Davies said the purchase of the acid used in the attack was not random and Wallace had carefully researched the effects of sulphuric acid. »