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A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of a wide range of diseases
A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases

Sacking of prominent geoscientist rocks community
Researchers criticize University of Copenhagen for firing Hans Thybo on apparently "flimsy" grounds

Ancient leftovers shows the real Paleo diet was a veggie feast
Early humans seem to have eaten a wide variety of vegetables and nuts, alongside delicacies such as elephant brain and fish

'Spooky' Sightings in Crystal Point to Extremely Rare Quantum Spin Liquid
Little is rarer than an observable quantum spin liquid, but now, tests reveal that a synthetic crystal with ytterbium as its base may house one at near absolute zero It joins an extremely short list of materials believed house myriads of particles joined together in an observable vast, shared entanglement, or "spooky action at a distance"

Trump's First 100 Days: Science Education and Schools
The new administration will champion controversial school choice policy and potentially undermine the teaching of evolution and climate change-- Read more on ScientificAmericancom

Shoulder replacements skyrocketing in the United States
The number of shoulder replacement surgeries has skyrocketed across the United States as technology improves and aging Baby Boomers seek to relieve pain and restore function to arthritic shoulders

Short-term sleep deprivation affects heart function
Too little sleep takes a toll on your heart, according to a new study

The campaign against alcohol abuse deserves two cheers
After years of public health messaging alcohol consumption is falling

Re-emergence of syphilis traced to pandemic strain cluster
Over the last few decades, an age-old infectious disease has been re-emerging globally syphilis Using techniques to analyze low levels of DNA, an international research team has now shown that all syphilis strains from modern patient samples share a common ancestor from the 1700s Furthermore, their research demonstrates that strains dominating infections today originate from a pandemic cluster that emerged after 1950, and these strains share a worrying trait resistance to the second-line antibiotic azithromycin

Why baby flatfish grow into the wonkiest animals in the world
These fish have a travelling eye and swim on their sides in what is the most extreme example of vertebrate asymmetry now we know how they develop this useful trait

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