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  • Proposed Bill Would Ban Tiny Cages For Egg-Laying Chickens

    Proposed Bill Would Ban Tiny Cages For Egg-Laying Chickens
    The question, "How much room does a chicken need to lay eggs?" sounds like the start of a bad joke. Animal rights activists and Connecticut's big-time commercial egg farmers don't think there's anything funny about it. It's an issue involving hundreds...
  • All About Food: Sugar is sweet, and so is moderation

    All About Food: Sugar is sweet, and so is moderation
    Did you know that the amount of total added sugar (not the sugar found in fruits, vegetables or dairy products) that we consume has risen from 6.3 pounds per person per year in 1822 to more than 100 pounds today? An 18.2% rise occurred between 1980...
  • Looking at Irlen syndrome through a different lens

     Looking at Irlen syndrome through a different lens
    Call it mother's intuition, but Maria Hill knew something was up with her son. He was having headaches, struggling academically and missing words when reading. When he read aloud, he would make up words to replace ones he didn't see. He also claimed the...
  • When obesity is an inherited trait, maybe gut bacteria is the link

    When obesity is an inherited trait, maybe gut bacteria is the link
    When wondering whether genes are contributing to your struggle with weight, a new study suggests it might be useful to look within -- at the garden of bacteria growing in your gut. In particular, you might well wonder whether, in addition to their...
  • As species decline, so does research funding

    As species decline, so does research funding
    As I rubbed the frostbite out of my hands on returning from a seal survey on Antarctic ice recently, I was informed that I had the dubious distinction of making the Top 5 in the 2014 list of wasteful scientists compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)....
  • As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds

    As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds
    Even stars can get lost in space. Scientists who shot a rocket up beyond Earth’s atmosphere for a matter of minutes have made a remarkable discovery about the diffuse background light that permeates the universe: As many as half of all stars may...
  • 'Hah!' Giant river otters are real chatterboxes, scientists find

    'Hah!' Giant river otters are real chatterboxes, scientists find
    Giant otters sure have a lot to say. Scientists who studied the river-living animals in captivity and in the wild found that the adults have 22 different calls they use for different situations – and the babies have 11 calls of their own, too. The...
  • A new look at how and when schizophrenia starts

    PHILADELPHIA The traditional view was that schizophrenia, the most devastating of mental illnesses, struck young people on the cusp of adulthood, often without much warning. In their late teens or early 20s, previously healthy men and women would...
  • Where do teaspoons disappear to? And are they in cahoots with our socks?

    Where do teaspoons disappear to? And are they in cahoots with our socks?
    Where have all the teaspoons gone? Have you ever wondered? We did and we turned up a paper by researchers at the Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health in Melbourne, Australia. Puzzled by the continual disappearance of...
  • Semi-domesticated? House cats not far removed from wild, genome shows

    Semi-domesticated? House cats not far removed from wild, genome shows
    It may not surprise the average cat owner, but a team of researchers has discovered that the genome of domestic mousers differs only slightly from that of wildcats. In other words, after 9,000-odd years of living alongside humans, the house cat...
  • For some students, virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments

    For some students, virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments
    Cal State L.A. biology students are breeding fruit flies to learn how mutations, such as white eyes or curved wings, are passed to future generations. On other campuses, subjects on treadmills are monitored for changes in blood pressure and heart rate....