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Fighting fat: America’s new health war

Fighting fat: America’s new health war Nicole Dyer As a nation, almost two-thirds of us-an estimated 97.1 million adults and 6.7 million children and teens-are overweight, says the Centers for Disease Control and prevention. That’s more than triple the number just 20 years ago. Why are Americans packing on the pounds? The obvious response: We […]

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Polar greenhouses – global warming simulated in mini greenhouses buit in Alaska

Polar greenhouses – global warming simulated in mini greenhouses buit in Alaska – Brief Article Maria L. Chang Instead of heading for the beach to cool off last summer, researchers from the University of Colorado trekked up north to Alaska. Atop the Arctic soil, which is ice-free only two months a year, they built 100 […]

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Major League Baseball struggles to beat performance-enhancing drugs

The incredible bulk: Major League Baseball struggles to beat performance-enhancing drugs Jacqueline Adams DID YOU KNDW? * Commonly referred to as anabolic steroids, this group of hormones is officially called anabolic (tissue-building)–androgenic (producing male characteristics) steroids. * Over 100 types of synthetic anabolic steroids exist. All are illegal, unless prescribed by a doctor to treat […]

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Short Takes

Short Takes – Brief Article * THINK QUICK! Scientists now claim if you don’t use your brain you just might lose it. After reviewing 35 years of data, German scientists propose that merely three weeks of mental inactivity leads to an average drop of 20 IQ (intelligence quotient) points. Time to open your encyclopedia, or […]

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Quiz – Science In The News DIRECTIONS: Read the late-breaking news in our Science News section on pages 4 to 7. Then test your knowledge by answering the questions below. Circle the correct letter. 1. Why might scientists conclude that hadrosaurs were quadripeds? a. The dinosaur fossil has four limbs. b. A larger shoulder muscle […]

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Hot wheels – driving under the sun

Hot wheels – driving under the sun – Brief Article How do you drive from Chicago to Los Angeles without spending one cent on gas? Students at the University of Missouri have a bright idea: Solar Miner III, a battery-charged car fueled by nothing but the sun’s rays. The vehicle is one of 28 cars […]

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Searching For Black Beard

Searching For Black Beard – shipwreck off North Carolina coast may be Blackbeard’s Laura Allen A ship’s watery off North Carolina coast. What clues link the wreck to a notorious pirate? Head for land!” Blackbeard the pirate bellows from the deck of his wooden ship, the ribbons braided into his bushy beard rippling in the […]

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Does a Floral Scent Make You Buy?

Does a Floral Scent Make You Buy? Chana Stiefel Researchers follow the scientific method to find out. Ever notice when you enter the mall, your nose is bombarded with smells, from cinnamon buns to potpourri? Can these scents make you feel like spending big bucks? Dr. Alan Hirsch wanted to know. As director of neurology […]

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Survivor miracles: nail in the head, shark attack, lightning strike—impossible to survive? Read three tales that defy all odds

Survivor miracles: nail in the head, shark attack, lightning strike—impossible to survive? Read three tales that defy all odds – Life Science/Biology Kim Y. Masibay NAILED! A PATIENT WALKED CALMLY INTO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT BEN TAUB GENERAL Hospital in Houston, Texas No bleeding or screaming–but something was very wrong. The man’s lower left eyelid […]

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51,000 tons above the sea: find out how the world’s largest cruise ship stays afloat – includes related articles on sea sickness, a science project and a cross section of ship

51,000 tons above the sea: find out how the world’s largest cruise ship stays afloat – includes related articles on sea sickness, a science project and a cross section of ship – Part 2 Robin Eisner Imagine a city where you can order pizza day or night, bustle through a shopping mall, and squeal with […]