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Bear Gut Microbes Help Prep Hibernation

Bears’ gut summer bacteria are more diverse and include species that tend to promote energy storage than are the bacteria that live in them during their hibernation 

February 4, 2016 — Karen Hopkin

Antioxidant Use Still Small Mixed Bag

At a Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health forum on diet and health, Walter Willett, chair of the school's nutrition department, talked about benefits and risks associated with antioxidant supplements 

February 1, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

Slaughter of the Song Birds

Songbirds are a culinary delicacy in Cyprus—but catching and eating them is illegal. Even so, the practice is on the rise and could be threatening rare species

January 31, 2016 — Shaoni Bhattacharya and Nature magazine

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