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October 30, 2015

Kids meals, toys, and TV advertising: A triple threat to child health

Fast food companies advertise children's meals on TV with ads that feature toy premiums, and it has been suggested that the use of these toy premiums may prompt children to…
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October 30, 2015

Tug of war among bacteria

As hide-outs for bacteria, biofilms cause problems for antibiotic treatment or the cleaning of medical tubes. They contribute to the spreading of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. A biofilm is created when…
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October 30, 2015

Reptile pets: Food insects shuttle allergens into homes

Reptiles are becoming increasingly popular as pets. The number of reptile pets, such as lizards, turtles and snakes, has doubled in the past ten years. Researchers recently showed that grasshoppers…
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October 30, 2015

Working memory: Underlying processes are more complex than we thought

In order to retain a piece of information for a short time, working memory is required. The underlying processes are considerably more complex than hitherto assumed. Two brain states must…
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October 30, 2015

African lion survival may be dependent on corridor creation

Across Africa, lion populations are threatened by continued reductions in their range and associated genetic isolation. A new study published this month in Landscape Ecology shows that strategic directional fencing…
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October 30, 2015

100+ Healthy Meals Made in 15 Minutes or Less

After a long day at work, school, or really anywhere, just deciding what to eat for dinner can be challenging enough, so the last thing we want to do is…
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October 30, 2015

The Least Disgusting Way to Use a Public Toilet, According to Experts

Picture this: You’re in a public restroom. You carefully lay down a strip of toilet paper, forming a protective shield between you and all the germs of the world. You’re…
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October 30, 2015

Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday, October 30th

This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the…
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October 29, 2015

Simulation of 3-D exotic clouds on an exoplanet

A nearby exoplanet has an atmosphere that might be similar to Earth's before life evolved. Researchers have now simulated three-dimensional exotic clouds on another world.
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October 29, 2015

New insight into how neurons regulate their activity

Each neuron has a highly specialized structural region, the axon initial segment (AIS), whose primary role is in the generation and sending of these messages. Now researchers have discovered that…
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