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Friends and Family Could Sabotage Your Diet

Friends and family could sabotage your diet
May 10, 2017

When you’re trying to lose weight, there are often obstacles to overcome. My fiancée and I have been dieting and exercising to get ready for our wedding, and to just be healthier in general, but there always seems to be something that gets in the way.

Vanadium Dioxide breaks the scientific mold with game-changing properties

Vanadium Dioxide breaks the scientific mold with game-changing properties
April 5, 2017

Imagine a material that can harness excess heat from engines and use it to generate electricity. Imagine that same material could coat windows to trap heat in the winter but let it go in the summer. Imagine that same material working in computer chips, switching itself on and off in less than a ten-billionth of a second.

In Animals, Female Attractiveness is About More than Finding a Mate

In animals, female attractiveness is about more than finding a mate
March 29, 2017

Just like us, animals can be show-offs.

The giant plumage of a peacock and the green head of a mallard are evolutionarily designed to get the attention of peahens and female mallards, but flash and ornamentation are not strictly male attributes.

These clean-burning stoves may help sustainably feed nations

These clean-burning stoves may help sustainably feed nations
March 29, 2017

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), there are currently more than 65 million people around the world who have been displaced from their homes. That figure amounts to one in every 113 people and is the highest number in history.

Synthetic Stem Cells Could Help Reverse Heart Failure

Synthetic stem cells could help reverse heart failure
March 6, 2017

In many ways, the heart is like a tire. Its elastic walls handle immense pressure, and work tirelessly to keep the rest of the body moving. Like a tire, the walls of the heart can wear down over time, the elastic does not spring back as readily as it used to and the tire cannot hold up to the high pressure the way it did when it was new.

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