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8 of the best fruits and vegetables you can eat in their entirety

In the United States, approximately 40 percent of food is never eaten. Not only does this food waste damage your pocketbook, but it also has a major environmental impact. Changing your food habits is a great way to do your part in the battle against food waste. Shopping smarter, eating leftovers, improving food storage, and donating to food banks are great ideas for reducing food waste. There is one obvious move you can make that many people don’t realize – you can stop throwing out parts of your…

Polar vortex: What role does climate change play? – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images As a third of the US grapples with brutally cold weather, scientists are assessing how much this might be down to long-term changes to our climate. So whatever happened to global warming? That’s certainly what President…

How important is breakfast to weight loss?

The only way to lose weight is to start the day with a healthy breakfast, right? That’s the notion that health experts have shared with us for years. But it may not be totally accurate. According to several studies, skipping…

Ancient pandas weren’t exclusive bamboo eaters, bone evidence suggests

The giant pandas we know and love today live only in the understory of particular mountains in southwestern China, where they subsist on bamboo alone. But according to new evidence, extinct and ancient panda species most likely had a more varied and complex diet.

Australian plants facing extinction

New research by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub has identified the top 100 Australian plant species at risk of extinction. Three quarters of Australia’s threatened species are plants.

Bacteria promote lung tumor development, study suggests

Cancer biologists have discovered a mechanism that lung tumors exploit to promote their own survival: The tumors alter bacterial populations within the lung, provoking the immune system to create an inflammatory environment that in turn helps the tumor cells to proliferate.

Insecticide resistance genes affect vector competence for West Nile virus

In a context of overuse of insecticides, which leads to the selection of resistant mosquitoes, it is already known that this resistance to insecticides affects interactions between mosquitoes and the pathogens they transmit. Researchers demonstrate that mechanisms of insecticide resistance, observed in Culex quinquefasciatus vector, impact the transmission of West Nile virus.