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Monday, 01 September 2014
People with fat around their abdominal area are at greater risk of developing hypertension when compared to those with similar body mass index but fat concentrations elsewhere on the body, according...
Monday, 01 September 2014
Coral organisms use minuscule appendages to control their environment, stirring up water eddies to bring nutrients. Conventional wisdom has long held that corals — whose calcium-carbonate skeletons...
Monday, 01 September 2014
About 50 years ago, electron microscopy revealed the presence of tiny blob-like structures that form inside cells, move around and disappear. But scientists still don't know what they do — even...
Monday, 01 September 2014
It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research...
Monday, 01 September 2014
Some Apple iPhone users are aware that Siri, the smartphone's digital assistant, can make appointments and check the weather, but it cannot book a flight or make reservations at your favorite...
Monday, 01 September 2014
Using magnetic fields, technique can detect parasite’s waste products in infected blood cells. Over the past several decades, malaria diagnosis has changed very little. After taking a blood sample...

Highlights

An increasing amount of research shows an association between TV viewing and higher food consumption and a more sedentary lifestyle. Now, a new Cornell University study points out that not all TV is...