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Not Spared From Heat Wave Effects: College Students

Is your dorm room stifling hot? That might impact your memory. New research shows that heat can affect even healthy young adults intellectually, with worse cognitive performance observed in students who slept in a non-air-conditioned room during a heat wave. Researchers from Harvard University recruited 24 students who slept with air-conditioning and 20 who slept in rooms without AC before, during and after a Boston-area heat wave. They recorded temperature, relative humidity,...

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