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Ants Goof Off Too; Milky Way Steals Stars; Astronomers Spot Exocomets

Posted January 16th, 2017 at 1:12 pm (UTC-4)
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Ants Balance Work and Rest to Maintain Colony Ants have a reputation of being dedicated and hardworking creatures. But did you know that like humans, ants also seek to maintain a healthy balance of work and rest? While an ant colony appears to be filled with busy workers, according to new research, there are also […]

Researchers Discover How to Speed Metabolism

Posted April 9th, 2014 at 6:42 pm (UTC-4)
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Have you ever wondered why some people can eat and eat but never gain weight while others easily put on pounds? Scientists say that the body’s natural ability to control weight is tied to the body’s natural rate of burning energy, something called basal cellular metabolism. One of the reasons some people can eat without […]

Chocolate Could Be the Latest ‘Brain’ Food

Posted August 7th, 2013 at 8:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Chocoholics have a new reason to enjoy their favorite treat free of guilt.  New research suggests chocolate is good for keeping your brain healthy and functioning sharply, perhaps delaying or slowing diseases such as Alzheimer’s. A Harvard researcher found that drinking  two cups of hot chocolate a day helps older people keep their brains healthy and […]

Brain Blood Flow Changes Could Trigger Brain Freeze, Migraines

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-4)
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You’ve got a delicious ice cream cone in your hand and you can’t wait to taste it. You quickly take a big bite out of the frozen treat when – BANG – you get this incredibly intense shooting pain in your head. Some call it an ice cream headache or brain freeze.  Although it can […]