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Meet these Diabetes Fighters

Meet these Diabetes Fighters

Science is finding more health benefits from blueberries—but raising more concerns about fruit juice. According to a new study by Harvard University researchers, eating whole fruits helps ward off diabetes, while drinking juice can actually raise the risk of developing the disease. In a stud

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Dung Beetles—An Unlikely Environmental Hero

Dung Beetles—An Unlikely Environmental Hero

It may seem like an unlikely environmental hero. But the dung beetle, with its sordid habit of laying eggs in and eating cow poo, might just be a weapon in the battle against global warming. Agriculture, you see, is a gassy business. The 1.3 billion large ruminants—dairy cows and beef catt

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Nike’s New Shanghai Store is Made From 100 Percent Trash

Nike’s New Shanghai Store is Made From 100 Percent Trash

It would be designed to be very flexible. The suspension ceiling system would be designed to adapt to different exhibition and retail programs. Almost everything would be adjustable, which would free the floor plan for future installation and lighting conditions. No glue would be used to ensure that

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Old Man and the River

Old Man and the River

Daybreak on August 8 found me on a bank of the North Fork of the Flathead River in northwestern Montana, among the mixed tracks of deer, otters, and grizzly bears, marveling, as I have a thousand times before, at the near-magical transparency of these waters. The bottom stones stood out as if on

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'Mega-canyon' discovered under ice in Greenland

‘Mega-canyon’ discovered under ice in Greenland

Forget about exploring other planets -- it looks like Earth has a few surprises left. How about a massive canyon buried underneath an ice sheet? Researchers announced Thursday, in the journal Science, the discovery of a massive canyon below an ice sheet that covers Greenland. The canyon is at lea

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Scientists found Water On Moon's Surface

Scientists found Water On Moon’s Surface

Scientists have detected magmatic water -- water that originates from deep within the Moon's interior -- on the surface of the Moon. These findings, published in the August 25 issue of Nature Geoscience, represent the first such remote detection of this type of lunar water, and were arrived at using

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Earth life 'may have come from Mars'

Earth life ‘may have come from Mars’

Life may have started on Mars before arriving on Earth, a major scientific conference has heard. New research supports an idea that the Red Planet was a better place to kick-start biology billions of years ago than the early Earth was. The evidence is based on how the first molecules necessary f

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Uranus Has a Plus-One

Uranus Has a Plus-One

Earth has one. Jupiter has more than 5,000. And now astronomers know that Uranus, despite its odd, sideways orbit around the sun, has a tag-along companion too. This type of object, known as a “Trojan,” compatibly shares a planet’s path around the sun, thanks to a neat trick of

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Five Reasons to Eat Watermelon

Five Reasons to Eat Watermelon

Big, sloppy slices of watermelon served at a picnic table are the quintessential summer snack—sweet enough to be dessert but, as several recent studies remind us, good for our health as well. 1. It soothes sore muscles. According to a new study in the Journal of Agricultural Food and

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The Sound that could help beat depression

The Sound that could help beat depression

Treating the brain with sound waves could be a radical new treatment for depression. New research shows short bursts of ultrasound (sound waves above the range of human hearing), at just 30 seconds a time, appear to boost mood and ease anxiety. Volunteers reported significant improvements in m

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