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October 14, 2014

 

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A Cottonwood, a Beaver and a Beetle

Where most insects fear to tread, a brave beetle feasts on beaver-ravaged cottonwood trees.

October 13, 2014

 

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Sleep Your Way to Better Grades

Sleep loss negatively affects school performance more than binge drinking or smoking marijuana.

October 10, 2014

 

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The Battle Over Iron

Iron can be used by our body for good or bad, depending on which cells get a hold of it.

October 9, 2014

 

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Offer Veggies Early

Serving kids vegetables often and early might best way to influence their diet.

October 8, 2014

 

Snail

Homing in on Snails

Why did the snail cross the road? To get back home.

October 7, 2014

 

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How Similar Are Humans and Chimps?

The same brain hormone affects feelings and behaviors in both chimps and humans, causing humans and chimps to share a variety of traits.

October 6, 2014

 

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How MRI Machines Work

MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a noninvasive means by which doctors get detailed visuals of the body's interior and are able to detect abnormalities.

October 3, 2014

 

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Female Hair Loss

Hair loss is not "Just For Men." Female pattern baldness, though rarely discussed, affects 20 million women in the U.S. alone.

October 2, 2014

 

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Cooking Up Human Intelligence

The ratio of brain to body size is no greater in humans than other primates, so where do we get our smarts?

October 1, 2014

 

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Green Potatoes

Greens are highly nutritious, and so are potato skins. But when it comes to green potato skins, stay away!

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