Julie Borg

Julie is a clinical psychologist and writer who lives in Dayton, Ohio. She reports on science and intelligent design for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Digital.

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New plane uses super speed to combat 21st century threats

Defense
by Julie Borg
Posted 11/20/13, 09:00 am

Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs division revealed to Aviation Week last week plans for a hypersonic spy aircraft that could reach speeds up to six times the speed of sound.

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Congress scrutinizes science dollars

Science
by Julie Borg
Posted 11/07/13, 02:55 pm

Should taxpayers have to pay for studies of Mayan architecture and the salt industry? How about research on the environmental consequences of fires set by early humans in New Zealand? Those questions are circulating Capitol Hill as many provisions of the America Competes Act are set to expire at the end of this year.

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Full 40 winks more important than previously thought

Science
by Julie Borg
Posted 11/02/13, 09:30 am

Getting enough sleep on a daily basis is important to purge cellular waste buildup in the brain, according to a new study. And those who think they can make up lost sleep on the weekend are mistaken—the effects of sleep depravation don’t completely recede with recovery sleep.

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