Just the Facts
David S. Kime Jr. recently died from heart complications after visiting Burger King in Manchester, Pa., every week for a Whopper Jr. The funeral procession went through the Burger King’s drive-through, where mourners got a Whopper Jr.
Chimpanzees who completed a puzzle—with the reward of either inedible tokens or edible Brazil nuts—enjoyed solving the puzzle whether they got the Brazil nuts or not.
Mars Needs Vegetarians
According to RT (Russian Television), billionaire Paypal co-founder Elon Musk aims to start a vegetarian-only settlement on Mars.
No Shock: Crabs Feel Pain
Crabs placed in a tank with two shelters—one that gave them a mild shock and one that didn’t—learned to pick the shelter that didn’t give them pain, proving the obvious: animals feel pain.
Heartening Berry News
Women who eat three or more servings of blueberries or strawberries per week reduce their risk of heart attack by 32 percent, according to a study in the journal Circulation.
Manure Spreads Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Manure from Chinese pig farms carries high concentrations of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that pose risk to worldwide human health, says a recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A Weighty Problem
Despite the obesity epidemic, physicians are doing less patient counseling for weight problems now than they were a decade ago, according to the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.
A new study finds that capuchin monkeys avoid humans who they observe having negative interactions with other humans.
Fruits and Vegetables for the Mind
A new study of New Zealanders found that the more fruits and vegetables the participants ate, the calmer, happier, and more energetic they felt.
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