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July 2012

How to Ruin a Healthy Salad

A big salad is a healthy meal, right? WRONG if you use the wrong kind of salad dressing! And surprise: a fat-free dressing is NOT the way to go.

In a human trial, researchers fed subjects salads topped off with saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat-based dressings. They found that monounsaturated fat-rich dressings...
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Thousands of Innocent People in Jail

A national registry has compiled a list of over 2,000 wrong convictions since 1989, since DNA testing became common. And reevaluation of old DNA testing is freeing innocent people from jail every day.

In the May 21st edition of the Los Angeles Times,...
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Mystery in the Desert

Before we explore space, it's important to realize that there are still mysterious places here on Earth that remain to be discovered and explored. One of these places is the...
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Your Kindle is Spying on You

In the past, reading a novel or book of nonfiction was a private matter, and publishers had no way of knowing how much you liked a book or if you flipped through it quickly or became immersed and enchanted. If they COULD know this, they would design books that were more compatible for readers' tastes. Well, now with...
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The Court Has a Conscience, Even if Congress Does Not

Despite pressure from big business and power companies, a federal appeals court upheld first regulations that will reduce the gases blamed for global warming. This may be the most significant decision on climate change since a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that greenhouse gases could be controlled as air pollutants.

The rules will reduce...
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Governments Keep UFO Secrets

A recent poll says Obama is the best President to handle an alien invasion, but does he think...
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Plants Communicate With Clicks

It's been known that plantscommunicate with each other, but biologists didn't know how they did it. It turns out they do it by making "clicking" sounds.

Some plants use smell to...
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