Want to Feel Full? Skip the Steak and Opt for Peas (or Beans)

Although a lot of so-called manly men will insist that a meal of vegetables and plants just doesn’t fill them up, new science from the University of Copenhagen may be proving them wrong. A recent study summary said, “Meals based on legumes such as beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals

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Burger Straight from the Lab

As the world population continues to grow and food becomes more and more limited, we as humans are going to be searching for novel ways to combat food shortages. Mark Post, a vascular biologist at the University of Maastricht, spent the past 2 years and $325,000 to solve this issue. Post has created the first

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MP3 Players Help Dementia Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s is a horrible disease with little to no hope for improvement or recovery. At best, most people can hope for minimal suffering and confusion as they fade away. That’s why it’s so great to hear of anything that can help to ease the discomfort associated with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Researchers at

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The Miracle Fruit Works Miracles

Synsepalum dulcificum, or the miracle fruit, commonly found in parts of West Africa is capable of something that no other fruit known to man can accomplish…it can change the way your tongue perceives taste! In other words, up to 60 minutes after eating this fruit anything consumed that would normally taste sour actually tastes sweet.

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Hello Interstellar Space!

NASA launched it into space on September 5, 1977. It carries with it a gold-plated record on which sounds of Earth, Mozart and Chuck Berry can be heard. It houses a number of various spectrometers, a polarimeter and a magnetometer. Can you guess what it is? Give up or did the “golden record” give it

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Shifting from electronics to ionics

It is common knowledge that the electronics of today function by moving electrons through a conducting material, in most cases copper or aluminum. Due to the ease of moving such a light particle through a media where no unwanted chemical reactions occur, this has been the sole design for electrical devices until now. Researchers working

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Brain Hacking

Researchers at the University of Washington have given very real meaning to the concept of mind control. What once was only seen in science fiction movies and television shows has become a reality. No need to be alarmed just yet though. Total mind control is still far from our grasp. In fact, Rajesh Rao and

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Advances In Food Science: Beyond Basic Gas Chromatograph Analysis

It’s pretty common knowledge that your sense of smell affects your sense of taste. After all, we’ve all had those moments where we had a cold and we could neither smell nor taste what should have been delicious food. Unfortunately, although we understand that basic principle, it’s been difficult for food scientists and chefs to

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Debt & Mental Illness are Linked – You Don’t Say…

Every once in a while, science gives us some real doozies. In this case, I’m talking about a study that tells us that people with a lot of debt are more likely to have mental illness issues, too. I’m sure that for anyone who spends more than 5 seconds thinking about it, this should be

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Study Shows Sugar is Toxic In Mice, Even at “Safe Doses”

We all know sugar isn’t particularly good for us, but it’s only recently that scientists have begun to learn just how BAD it is for us. In years gone by, it wasn’t that big of an issue. Most people ate fairly simple meals with some vegetables and breads, and meat and dairy were used sparingly

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