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  • Hawaii hopes to fend off invasion by coconut rhinoceros beetle
    Hawaii hopes to fend off invasion by coconut rhinoceros beetle

    Visitors flock to the Hawaiian Islands for sun-soaked holidays filled with silky beaches, turquoise water, lush green hillsides — and naked palm trees missing their leafy crowns?

  • View to a kill: Helmet-wearing hawk films its own hunting tactics
    View to a kill: Helmet-wearing hawk films its own hunting tactics

    This helmeted hawk may look ready for battle, but she's actually about to do some serious science. Researchers who strapped a camera to a goshawk's head have discovered that these birds of prey use a clever strategy to try to snag their fleet-footed meals.

  • Cutting down on meat for health: More people are trying it
    Cutting down on meat for health: More people are trying it

    Former President Bill Clinton, whose voracious appetite was legendary, went vegan in 2010 to protect his health after heart surgery.  And while cutting out animal products is no guarantee of a healthful diet, research shows eating plant-based foods is good for humans.

  • Tool making arose earlier among human ancestors
    Tool making arose earlier among human ancestors

    Our ape-like ancestors may have stopped dragging their knuckles and started making tools a half million years earlier than previously thought, according to a new study.

  • Study finds plant-based diets lead to weight loss
    Study finds plant-based diets lead to weight loss

    Evidence that vegetables – the more the merrier – are good for you is legion. And here’s more: Researchers who analyzed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more than seven pounds regardless of calorie counting or exercise plans.

  • Genes linked to brain size may help explain some neurological diseases
    Genes linked to brain size may help explain some neurological diseases

    In one of the largest research undertakings of its kind, a team of geneticists and neuroscientists has uncovered a number of genetic variations that influence the size of some key brain structures, including the hippocampus and the putamen. The result may advance understanding of such...

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