>Shocking benefit of lightning
A new study published at the end of April in Science found that lightning may play a bigger role in global climate change than was previously known by the scientific community.
"Lightning increases the atmosphere's ability to cleanse itself," the researchers wrote in the study.
The study estimates that somewhere between 2% and 16% of the oxidizing, or cleaning that happens naturally in the Earth's atmosphere, is done by lightning.
Why is this significant?
The oxidation process helps to reduce chemicals like carbon monoxide and methane in the atmosphere.
These chemicals, known for being greenhouse gases, have been proven to contribute to rising temperatures associated with climate change.
>Tennis key to living longer
The longevity of Wimbledon champions suggests the game is key to living longer, a new study says.
The Longevity of Sporting Legends report, due to be launched on June 10, reveals elite male tennis players live 13% longer than the average person of their age and gender.
The research points to the astonishing 96% survival rate of the 45 sports stars who have contested the Wimbledon final since 1960 - only two have died.
Stars of several other sports - rugby, cricket, golf, horse racing, football - can also expect extended life spans compared to their contemporaries. One exception, however, was boxing - a sport known for leading to head injuries.
Elite tennis players are expected to live an extra 10 years compared to their lay counterparts; elite badminton players, an extra six years; elite football players, nearly five years, according to the study.
Head of global research at the International Longevity Centre UK Les Mayhew said the research was based on analysis of birth and death registers of 752 leading sportsmen.
Neither female athletes nor sports such as snooker and darts were studied for the report due to only partial records.
>Millions of Americans could face eviction
More than 11 million Americans are behind on their rent, and many could be pushed from their homes when the national eviction ban expires in June. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's eviction moratorium, which has been in effect since September, will be lifted on June 30.
Although the policy has been far from perfect at keeping renters housed, it's reduced the normal number of eviction filings over the same time period by at least half, according to Peter Hepburn, an assistant professor of Sociology at Rutgers University-Newark.
Experts say the number of evictions could skyrocket when the ban lifts.
Around 15% of adult renters are not current on their housing payments, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
>Edible notepads launched
We've all been there - you're in a quiet meeting or class and suddenly your stomach begins to growl.
You can regret skipping breakfast all you want, but it's not going to quiet things down.
But now, thanks to Japanese stationery company Eins Corp, you can scarf down your notes. Just make sure they're not important!
Kamihime are a series of edible notepads made from wafer paper (starch powder, olive oil and water) that you can write on using an edible ink pen (water, citric acid and coloring).
And when those hunger pains set in, just chew over your notes.
Kamihime currently comes in 4 flavors: vanilla, strawberry, orange and curry.
Each notepad comes with 20 sheets of paper and a pen, and retails for 2,000 yen.
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