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Reducing Salt Consumption
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine reported that the number of people in England who add salt to their food at the table fell by more than a quarter in the 5 years after a national campaign in 2003.

Chocolate and Stroke
Eating moderate amounts of chocolate each week may be linked to lower risk of stroke.

Throw That Half-Eaten Hotdog in the Gas Tank: Turning Waste Into Fuel
The next time you feel guilty for using a Styrofoam cup, or if you are one of the few who worry about what will happen when the landfills are overwhelmed with waste, companies like Renmatix, INENTEC, and Enerkem are coming up with new innovations that will soon make garbage more valuable than fossil fuel.

Aging Worms
Specific genetic pathways have been identified that drive the aging process in worms.

Machiavellian Monkeys
Humans and rhesus macaque monkeys share tendencies towards nepotism and political maneuvering.

Europeans Accept Evolution More Than Americans
Religion plays a major role in adult Americans' view of evolution with only about 40 per cent accepting the basic concept, much lower than any country in Europe.

Motherese
Female rhesus monkeys use particular vocalizations while interacting with their babies comparable to the way humans use motherese or baby talk.

Skin is Home to Zoo of Bacteria
Analysis identified 182 species of bacteria on human skin of which 8 per cent were previously unknown.

Whiter Than White
The shell of the little known Cyphochilus beetle could hold the answer to manufacture of brilliant white ultra-thin materials.

How Antioxidants May Work
Very high doses of antioxidant polyphenols (commonly found in red wine, fruits, vegetables, and green tea) shut down and prevented cancerous tumors by inhibiting new blood vessel formation. Conversely, at relatively low doses they play a beneficial role in cardiac and circulatory diseases by facilitating blood vessel growth.


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