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Looks like your mother knew what she was talking about when she told you to eat your vegetables. According to a recent study published at the University of Eastern Finland, developing a habit of eating fruits and vegetables can pay dividends in later years. The results of the study showed that those who ate the...

A fossil assemblage known as the “Daohugou Biota” offers a window into life on earth approximately 160 million years ago. Located in and around the region of Inner Mongolia, China, this incomparable fossil find dates back to an important time during evolution. A description of what paleontologists deem a “virtual paradise of fossils” can be...

A new study shows that older adults who binge drink one or more times a month could be putting themselves at risk for an earlier death. Findings were recently published in the science journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. Both men and women from their mid-50s to their mid-60s were included in the study. The...

We all know that obesity is a growing problem in this country. Now, with the release of a new list of the obesity rates by state, it is evident that not only is the problem on the rise, but there are changes taking place. According to the science article that was published on Live Science...

Put the ketchup down and step away from that burger. As reported in Science Daily, a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a...

 According to an article in Scientific American, U.K. researchers performed a PLOS ONE study on the effects of caffeine prior to endurance sports. What they discovered by examining 50 male coffee drinkers was that those who drink caffeinated coffee in quantities of about four cups daily did not dehydrate them any more than drinking an...

A science article printed in Science Daily news reports results from a study performed by University of Kentucky by Erin Abner, assistant professor, at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. The extremely simple study included 3,701 men aged 60 and older. It was based on a single question that they asked each participant. “Have you noticed...

According to an article in Science Daily News, thoughts of suicide, sexual difficulties and other problems that have been associated with taking anti-depressants are more common than originally thought. Research performed by the University of Liverpool included 1,829 people who were using anti-depressants. Large numbers reported psychological problems resulting from taking the prescription medications. Lead...

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in a variety of products, such as food cans, water bottles, and even paper receipts. It is a hormone mimic that has been shown to alter signaling mechanisms in estrogen, androgen, and thyroid hormones. Studies in mice and rats have previously demonstrated that maternal exposure to even very...

As climate change continues to progress and the earth’s temperature increases, insects and other cold-blooded animals are affected alongside humans. Because their body temperature is determined by the ambient temperature, vital biological processes are also affected in regards to how quickly and efficiently they take place. A group of Danish and Australian researchers performed a...