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Why Americans Waste So Much Food

Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. Even more, researchers have identified that most people perceive benefits to throwing food away, some of which...
20-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Target Could Help Fight Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections

Fungal infections pose a major threat to hospital patients and have proven difficult to combat, but scientists have unlocked evidence that could lead to more effective treatment.
14-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Early Preschool Bedtimes Cut Risk of Obesity Later On

Preschoolers who are regularly tucked into bed by 8 p.m. are far less likely to become obese teenagers than young children who go to sleep later in the evening, new research has found. Bedtimes after 9 p.m. appeared to double the likelihood of...
11-Jul-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Millennials and Marrying Young: Like Mother, Like Child

Daughters and sons of mothers who tied the knot young are more likely to want to marry early too, but only if Mom stayed married, new research has found. And millennials whose moms divorced tend to want to move more slowly, perhaps in the interest...
13-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Tom Brady Won Fans by Dodging ‘Deflategate’ Questions

Sometimes, saying “I don’t know” may be the best way for sports stars and other celebrities to gain favor with the public when faced with tough questions.
11-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Want Kids to Eat Their Veggies? Turn Squash Into a Superhero


Convincing kids to choose vegetables becomes easier when you deploy a team of animated characters to sell them on the good stuff, new research has found. Miki Mushroom, Zach Zucchini and Suzie Sweet Pea appear to wield the kind of influence many...
30-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Testing for Malaria—or Cancer—at Home, via Cheap Paper Strips


Chemists at The Ohio State University are developing paper strips that detect diseases including cancer and malaria—for a cost of 50 cents per strip.
29-Jun-2016 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Could Growing Internet Use Inspire More Democratic Uprisings?

While events like the Arab Spring brought hope that the internet could inspire the growth of democracy in authoritarian countries, a new study offers a reality check.
28-Jun-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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