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NEWS: FIVE IS GOOD, BUT SEVEN MAY BE BETTER


 

 

English: Euler diagram representing the relati...

English: Euler diagram representing the relationship between (botanical) fruits and vegetables. Botanical fruits that are not vegetables are culinary fruits. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Five Is Good, But Seven May Be Better

 

Current dietary guidelines recommend that people consume a minimum of five servings of fruits andvegetables a day, but researchers say that number should be upped to seven. A study of more than 65,000 men and women shows that the risk of premature death decreases with increased fruit and vegetable consumption. Interestingly, fresh vegetables appear to provide the greatest benefit, followed by salad and then fruit.Canned fruit, meanwhile, actually appears to increase the risk of death, perhaps because it is packed in sugary syrup. More… Discuss

 

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Halloween Special: Real-Life Vampires Hunt with Stealth -Trick or Treat?



Armed with sharp teeth, a blood-lapping tongue, and an anticoagulant in its saliva, the vampire bat’s attack is so subtle that it can sometimes feast undetected. Daniel Streicker, a National Geographic grantee and University of Glasgow research fellow, explores the bats’ sophisticated hunting strategy. (Some of this footage is a demonstration in a controlled laboratory environment.)

Just in time for Halloween, read more about nature’s real-life bloodsuckers:
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.c…

 

STUDY: WOMEN BETTER MULTITASKERS


There is no easy answer to the question of whichgender is better at juggling multiple tasks. In a recent study of multitasking, women outperformed men and seemed to be more organized under pressure. However, evidence on the issue has generally been mixed, with men surpassing women in some studies and vice versa. This may have to do with the nature of the tasks utilized in the individual studies. The bottom line is that juggling multiple tasks slows everyone—both men and women alike—down while increasing the number of errors made. More… Discuss