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Eat NINE meals a day to cut your cholesterol

Eat NINE meals a day to cut your cholesterol

Eat three square meals a day — that’s what your mother taught you and the experts have largely agreed. In the past there’s been some talk about eating ‘little and often’ to keep blood sugar and energy levels steady, but for most people that seemed a little faddy

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Tiny seahorse spotted in underwater

Tiny seahorse spotted in underwater

As Street View takes the plunge underwater, you will not see a man with a horse's head but you might be able to spot this tiny Denise's pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus denise. The species was confirmed in Australian waters for the first time during the underwater Catlin Seaview Survey, which is mapp

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New Comet Discovered

New Comet Discovered

If astronomers' early predictions hold true, the holidays next year may hold a glowing gift for stargazers—a superbright comet, just discovered streaking near Saturn. Even with powerful telescopes, comet 2012 S1 (ISON) is now just a faint glow in the constellation Cancer. But the ball of

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Spinach could help fight off dementia

Spinach could help fight off dementia

It's welcome news for Popeye. Spinach could help beat help beat dementia, according to a study. Researchers have discovered a link between low vitamin C, beta-carotene levels and dementia. So antioxidant rich fruit and vegetables - such as spinach, carrots and apricots - could help fight th

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New monkey identified in Africa

New monkey identified in Africa

The primate was discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo where it is known locally as a "lesula". The species is separated from its nearest cousins by two rivers: the Congo and the Lomami. Conservationists say the discovery highlights the need to protect the diverse wildlife of the Congo

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Grapefruit juice helps you get pregnant

Grapefruit juice helps you get pregnant

It is not just children who may be confused about where babies come from. A survey has revealed British couples also hold on to a number of old wives' tales when it comes to getting pregnant. Popular myths include drinking grapefruit juice or cough syrup and planting a rosemary bush. Even in t

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Vietnamese box turtles bred successfully at Zoo

Vietnamese box turtles bred successfully at Zoo

Critically endangered Vietnamese box turtles have been bred successfully for the first time in a British zoo. A baby Vietnamese box turtle, which is one of the world's rarest turtles, was born at Bristol Zoo in July and is now roughly the size of a matchbox. Reptile curator, Tim Skelton, said it

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Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Recorded

Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Recorded

This fish is extremely rare and has never been captured on film before. The Chaunacaops coloratus anglerfish was described in 1899 from a dead specimen, but has never even been filmed alive until now. The deep-sea fish was filmed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) using a remot

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New Supervolcano Found in Hong Kong

New Supervolcano Found in Hong Kong

Much of Hong Kong and its Victoria Harbour, including this rocky islet, lies atop the remnants of an ancient supervolcano with an 11-mile (18 kilometer) wide caldera, Chinese authorities revealed last week. But even though the volcano has produced some gigantic eruptions, it poses no risk to t

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Birds Hold Funerals for Their Dead

Birds Hold Funerals for Their Dead

Funerals by definition are ceremonies honoring a dead person, but researchers have just observed what appears to be the avian version of a funeral. Teresa Iglesias and colleagues studied the western scrub jay and discovered that when one bird dies, the others do not just ignore the body. Mul

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