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The Science of Gut Feeling: Gut Bacteria Influence Brain Chemistry and Behavior

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Gut feeling has been used to describe visceral emotional reaction to something, not something thoughtful.  Now researchers at McMaster University have scientific evidence to demonstrate that bacteria residing in the gut influence brain chemistry and behavior.

Eating Increases with Video Game Playing in Teens- A Cause for Teen Obesity?

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A new study shows that playing video game increases food intake in teens and suggests that this could be one reason for increasing obesity incidence seen in the teens.

Plastic Products Used by Children Leach Toxic Substances

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Five out of 13 plastic products intended for children leach toxic substances, and a third of all products tested also released toxic substances.  A study conducted by scientists at the University of Gothenburg reveals this disturbing news.

Music, Age and Hearing-Music training reduce impact of age-related hearing loss

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A number of studies suggest that musical training gives students learning advantages in the classroom. A recent study by a group of researchers at the Northwestern University finds that musical training can reduce the impact of age-related hearing loss in the older people.

Landing Jet Struck by Lightning at Heathrow- Awesome Picture

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An awesome example of nature’s power on a stormy night in London.  As the Airbus A380 flight came into Heathrow, a jagged bolt of lightning smashed into the roof, right above the pilots’ heads.

Why Bats Do Not Like To Fly In Rain? An Energy Conundrum

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A new study finds answer to the question, why bats do not like to fly in rain?  The study published in Biology letters and featured in Science magazine found that wet bats need twice as much energy to fly as compared to bats that are dry.

Americans Weighing Higher And Higher-Obesity, The Menace

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Over the past several decades, the adult population in the United States has undergone a dramatic shift toward heavier body weight, says one of the congressional budget office (CBO) reports.

An Artificial Leaf To Meet Your Energy Need- A New MIT Invention.

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Heard about creating an artificial leaf? That can be a revolution and you might think this would solve the food problem.   Wrong, this artifical leaf will generate electricity using sun' energy and some inexpensive components.