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Fruits, Vegetables, and Disease Risk

By | June 5, 2014

Watercress tops a list ranking produce according to nutrient density.

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Book Excerpt from The Drunken Monkey

By | June 1, 2014

In Chapter 3, "On the Inebriation of Elephants," author Robert Dudley considers whether tales of tipsy pachyderms and bombed baboons have any basis in scientific truth.

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Drunks and Monkeys

By | June 1, 2014

Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans.  

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The Obesity Burden

By | May 29, 2014

A global study of obesity reveals that an increasing number of people around the world are overweight.

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For Some Male Crickets, Silence Means Survival

By | May 29, 2014

Two island populations of male crickets independently evolved to evade parasites by keeping quiet, and have come up with a way to sneak matings with females that still seek the male courtship song.

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CDC: Meeting Did Not Spread MERS

By | May 28, 2014

After more definitive blood tests, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that an Illinois resident who came into close contact with an Indiana MERS patient did not contract the virus, contrary to a prior announcement.

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Top 10 New Species

By | May 23, 2014

The International Institute for Species Exploration announces its picks of novel species discovered in the past year, including a carnivorous mammal, a tiny shrimp, and a fungus.

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Pathogen Found in Wiper Fluid

By | May 19, 2014

Scientists isolate the bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ disease in windshield-washing liquid taken from school buses.

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WHO: MERS as Global Health Threat?

By | May 15, 2014

A World Health Organization committee finds no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission of the deadly coronavirus, but recommends immediate action to prevent further spread.

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Second Confirmed U.S. MERS Case

By | May 12, 2014

Health officials report that a patient in a Florida hospital has tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus.

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