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Does the United Kingdom have the tools necessary to become a world leader in the space sector?
Is the British education system too heavily focused on targeted outcomes?
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As we are not nocturnal animals by nature, then we must benefit from sunlight, in several ways. It then follows that we can deal with sunlight - maybe we need to be more in touch with how to deal with exposure. This research shows that we do not know all the ways that we use sunlight naturally, which is probably true of other environmental factors. I will be very interested in outcomes of further research. Is there any research about sunlight and cognition?


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Sunlight benefits greater than skin cancer risk?

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