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  • Sep 17 2012

    Study Roundup: Can Sleeping Help You Lose Weight?

    The Gist For most people, a weight-loss routine entails eating nutritious foods and exercising. Sleeping isn’t often part of the plan. But a growing amount of research shows that getting enough sleep is crucial for achieving and maintaining a hea...

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  • Sep 17 2012

    Stressed Out? It Could Impair Your Memory

    The Gist It’s no surprise that stress can make it harder to focus and concentrate. For years, researchers weren’t sure exactly why. A recent study published in PLoS Computational Biology begins to answer the question. The study, written by ...

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  • Nov 29 2011

    Your Roommates Could Help You Live Longer

    Even if you have bad roommates—loud, obnoxious, anal-retentive, etc.—there’s a good chance they’ll help you live longer. A recent study of 44,617 people from 29 countries found that living alone was independently associated with an increase o...

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  • Nov 22 2011

    Wait. Why Did I Come In Here?

    Nothing makes you feel quite like an exquisite specimen of evolution more than standing in the middle of a room and pondering life’s great question: What did I come in here for? Well, don’t be too hard on yourself. You’re not going senile and...

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  • Nov 21 2011

    Doctor in Your Pocket: Apps Bring Health Closer

    The advances human beings have made in technology are astounding: we put a man on the moon and made advanced communications technology affordable to nearly everyone on the planet. While a lot of technology is devoted to things like funny pict...

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  • Nov 18 2011

    If Pizza is a Vegetable, Beer Should be a Grain

    There’s something completely wrong with this. Currently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is okay with the fact that pizza sauce—cooked tomatoes, sugar, salt, and preservatives—counts as a serving of vegetables when it comes to school lunch...

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  • Nov 15 2011

    Freaks Like Me: Gene Mutation & Blue Eyes

    Brown eyes are usually considered soulful, green eyes exotic, and all the shades in the middle an intriguing mix that gives us all our outward personalities. But nothing beats the sparkle of some bright blue eyes. (I am in no way biased in s...

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  • Nov 14 2011

    Stem Cells Could Prevent Post-Heart Attack Damage

    Dr. Roberto Bolli, left, and Dr. Sohail Ikram of the University of Louisville prepare to infuse patient Mike Jones with adult cardiac stem cells. Photo courtesy of the University of Louisville.It may be premature to give stem cell therapy credit ...

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  • Nov 09 2011

    Stick Together, Your Brains Work Better

    Could the song of Ecuadorian wrens provide some insight into how the world can support the surge in population? Decide for yourself.

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  • Nov 02 2011

    Guess What the McRib Has in Common With Your Shoes?

    Never once have I understood the appeal of the McRib, McDonald’s elusive and strangely popular BBQ-ish sandwich. In essence, between two pieces of bread are some onions, a pickle, and drenched in BBQ sauce is a patty of rib meat reconstituted...

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