Archive: 20/12/2010

Gerbils also get the winter blues

December 21 -- the date of the winter solstice -- marks the shortest day of the year. Many people may find themselves wanting to spend more time on the couch and less time with friends -- one of the effects of seasonal affective ...

dateDec 20, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Component in common dairy foods may cut diabetes risk

Scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and collaborators from other institutions have identified a natural substance in dairy fat that may substantially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The compound, ...

dateDec 20, 2010 in Health
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US gets tough on shark fins

The US Senate on Monday toughened laws against shark finning, hoping to save the ancient fish which experts fear is on the brink of extinction due to growing demand in Chinese restaurants.

dateDec 20, 2010 in Ecology
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