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Fruits, Veggies: 7 a Day Keeps Reaper at Bay
Posted on April 01, 2014 at 10:03:45 am
Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new UCL study

Computer Maps 21 Distinct Emotional Expressions
Posted on April 01, 2014 at 09:51:11 am
Researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct facial expressions -- even expressions for complex or seemingly contradictory emotions such as "happily disgusted" or "sadly angry."

Self-Healing Engineered Muscle Grown in Lab
Posted on April 01, 2014 at 09:44:09 am
Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates the ability to heal itself

London Dig Reveals New Evidence About Plague Victims
Posted on March 30, 2014 at 10:08:33 am
Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death -- and of its victims.

Dwarf Planet Hints at a Hidden Super Earth
Posted on March 26, 2014 at 03:53:50 pm
Astronomers have increased the size of the observable solar system after spotting a 450-km wide object orbiting the sun

Million Suns Shed Light On Fossilized Plant
Posted on March 25, 2014 at 08:43:01 pm
cientists have used one of the brightest lights in the Universe to expose the biochemical structure of a 50 million-year-old fossil plant to stunning visual effect

'Living Materials' Designed Using Bacteria
Posted on March 24, 2014 at 11:18:12 pm
Inspired by natural materials such as bone -- a matrix of minerals and other substances, including living cells -- MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials

3-D Model Links Facial Features and DNA
Posted on March 24, 2014 at 06:58:50 pm
DNA can already tell us the sex and ancestry of unknown individuals, but now an international team of researchers is beginning to connect genetics with facial features, degrees of femininity and racial admixture.

Ancient Egyptian kitten Skeletons Hint at Cat Domestication
Posted on March 23, 2014 at 03:52:50 am
The skeletons of six cats, including four kittens, found in an Egyptian cemetery may push back the date of cat domestication in Egypt by nearly 2,000 years

Humans Distinguish at Least One Trillion Odors
Posted on March 21, 2014 at 06:31:31 pm
In a world perfumed by freshly popped popcorn and exhaust fumes, where sea breezes can mingle with the scents of sweet flowers or wet paint, new research shows that humans are capable of discriminating at least one trillion different odors


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