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Knuckle cracking lowdown

Some mysteries remain impermeable to the light of human inquiry; what is the Loch Ness Monster, who was Jack the Ripper, what happens in the Bermuda Triangle, and what ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Coffee and breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Australian women, accounting for 28 per cent of all cancer diagnoses. One in nine women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before ...

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News from: Clinical Cancer Research

Maple syrup and antibiotics

Canada has given the world many things; the Mounties, Joni Mitchell, Ryan Gosling, sonar, Superman, the snowmobile, and a unique pronunciation of the phrase “out an about” (translates into ...

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News from: Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Happy sweat

If you really want to let someone know that you appreciate what that are telling you then you might say, “I see what you are saying” or perhaps, to be ...

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News from: Psychological Science

Games of meaning

We have come a long way with computer and video games since the simple two dimensional graphics of the tennis-like game of Pong captivated early adopters. No longer though, do ...

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News from: Psychology of Media Culture

Knocking out the atmosphere

Deniers of human-generated global warming try to point the finger at flatulent cows when it comes to the generation of greenhouse gases…but come on! The atmosphere has been flatus flavoured ...

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News from: Geophysical Research Letters

The fat factor

You can justify almost anything to yourself if you really want to. No doubt Julius Caesar said to himself, “We-e-lll, it will do the Britons good to be exposed to ...

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News from: Obesity

Digesting feelings

The past may be history, the future may well be a mystery, and what is happening right now might well be a gift which is why we call it the ...

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News from: Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity

Power poses

Some aspects of body language are pretty clear cut. When you are sharing your hilarious story of the weekend at the Monday lunch table and someone starts cleaning their nails ...

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News from: Psychological Science

Crafty ageing

The people who write and publish crosswords have been delighted with the regular studies over the last few years confirming that crosswords help keep the brain functioning as you age. ...

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News from: Neurology

Ancient potion beats superbug

Charles Darwin made an amazing leap in thought for all of us. Even those who philosophically disagree with the notion of evolution as the method by which the world has ...

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News from: Society for General Microbiology

Golden Root for depression

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. On average one in six people (one in five women and one in eight men) will experience depression at some stage of ...

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News from: Phytomedicine

Pesticides plunder semen

Motivation is a funny thing. Where you once found it difficult to do the exercise you know you should do, the sudden realisation that you can’t fit into that ...

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News from: Human Reproduction

None so blind…

How is your memory? Are you still sharp as a tack, with a mutli-gigabyte capacity for recall? That may well be the case but even if it is you ...

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News from: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

The language of logos

We instinctively link colour to emotion. On any given day you will hear phrases along the lines of, “I feel blue”, “He made me see red”, “She’s in a ...

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News from: International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education

Classical cats

How is your intimate relationship going? Does your chosen living partner ignore you unless they want to eat or need some physical affection? Do they sleep most of the ...

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News from: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

Eye line fever

You might have heard of “white line fever”, an affliction that strikes sports people who are otherwise calm, reasoned souls but who once they cross the white line onto ...

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News from: Eye and Contact Lens: Science and Clinical Practice

The whole truth

There has been a lot of ups and downs in the reputation of eggs over recent decades. Much of the downside for eggs has centred around their cholesterol content, ...

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News from: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition