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Beet Juice Could Help Body Beat Altitude

Beet juice contains nitrates, which the body can convert to nitric oxide, a chemical that relaxes blood vessels and makes it easier to function in conditions of low oxygen. Christopher Intagliata reports...

October 21, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Babies Move Tongue to Learn New Tongues

Infants seemed to be able to differentiate between two different "D" sounds in Hindi—but only when their tongue movements weren't blocked by a teething device. Christopher Intagliata reports...

October 15, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Sitting Not the New Smoking for Fidgeters

Sitting for more than seven hours a day is linked to a 30 percent higher risk of death, but that association disappears among the in-place movers and shakers. Christopher Intagliata reports...

September 24, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Nonpolitical Tweets May Reveal Political Bias

Word selection among Twitter users who could be identified as likely members of one or the other political party showed specific usage patterns. Christopher Intagliata reports

September 17, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Road Noise Takes a Toll on Migrating Birds

Researchers built a "phantom road" through wilderness using tree-mounted speakers to play traffic sounds, and witnessed a decline in bird fitness and diversity. Christopher Intagliata reports...

September 1, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Sick Ants Seek Out Medicinal Food

Healthy ants wanted nothing to do with free-radical-rich foodstuff, but ants exposed to a pathogenic fungus sought it out, which upped their odds of survival. Christopher Intagliata reports...

August 27, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Vomit Machine Models Cruise-Ship Virus Spread

Using a simulated vomiting device, scientists determined that projectile vomiting can aerosolize noroviruslike particles, allowing the infection to spread short distances through the air...

August 22, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata
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