Read more about the article Cookies, Ice Cream, and Fries are as Addictive as Smoking, says new research
Image shows cigarettes seized in the port of Trieste in Italy, undated photo. Joined Italian and German customs forces seized over 13.8 million cigarettes and 13.5 tonnes of hookah tobacco on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. (Agenzia delle Accise Dogane e Monopoli e Guardia di Finanza/Newsflash)

Cookies, Ice Cream, and Fries are as Addictive as Smoking, says new research

By Martin Barillas ANN AR BOR, Michigan New research reveals that certain highly processed foods may be addictive, when measured by the same standards set for tobacco that have saved hundreds of thousands of lives in recent decades. Professor Ashley Gearhardt, a psychologist at the University of Michigan, said in…

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Read more about the article Archaeologists Find Evidence Of Massive Tsunami Caused When Volcano Collapsed Into Lake
Thanks to the use of drones and sensors, three-dimensional models were created to confirm the displacement of the Pen Viejo hill. (INAH/Newsflash)

Archaeologists Find Evidence Of Massive Tsunami Caused When Volcano Collapsed Into Lake

A huge wave from a now non-existent lake was caused when part of a volcano collapsed in Central Mexico, according to new research. Archaeologist Gerardo Gutierrez-Mendoza of the University of Colorado used scientific methods to add further veracity to a book written hundreds of years ago: The Universal History of…

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Read more about the article Beautiful New Species Of Rare Burrowing Snake Discovered
Phalotris shawnella, the non-venomous snake, previously unknown to science, that was discovered in Paraguay. (Jean-Paul Brouard/Newsflash)

Beautiful New Species Of Rare Burrowing Snake Discovered

This strikingly beautiful burrowing snake that was previously unknown to science has been discovered in Paraguay and is making waves because of its colouration as well as its rarity. Described in a new study published in the journal Zoosystematics and Evolution as a non-venomous member of the genus Phalotris, the…

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Read more about the article Two Giants Found in Ancient Graveyard Could Have Been Body Guards
The excavation campaign that began on 4th April, 2022, of Mont'e Prama in Cabras. (MiC/Newsflash)

Two Giants Found in Ancient Graveyard Could Have Been Body Guards

Giant statues crafted more than 3,000 years ago could have been guardians of an ancient graveyard, say experts. The mysterious Bronze Age giants were found at a necropolis near Mont'e Prama in Cabras, a small town on the west of the island of Sardinia. Dated to between the 11th and…

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Read more about the article Are Giant Crocs Being Used To Police Mexican Border
Huge crocodile captured in Rio Bravo in May 2022. (@USBorderPatrol/Newsflash)

Are Giant Crocs Being Used To Police Mexican Border

Giant alligators have been released into the Rio Grande to deter illegal migrants from crossing the border river to the US, reports Mexican media. The scare emerged after US Border Patrol agents photographed what looks like an enormous 'gator swimming near Eagle Pass, Texas, a regular crossing point. Eagle Pass…

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Read more about the article Black Death Only Spread Because Man Was Too Close To Rats, Says Oxford Study
The Black Rat (Rattus rattus) which is one of the most common of the world’s 56 Rattus species, and is also known as the house, roof or ship rat. It is found throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. (division, CSIRO/Newsflash)

Black Death Only Spread Because Man Was Too Close To Rats, Says Oxford Study

The Black Death was only possible because human civilisation had become advanced enough to allow rats to survive and flourish, according to the first study of the ancient genes of the black rat. Rattus rattus, otherwise known as the black, house, ship, or roof rat is one of the most…

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Read more about the article Europes Oldest Stone Age Cart Tracks Found
Both dark linear discolorations are the wagon tracks that the researchers discovered in one of the long barrows (LA3) of the Flintbek Sickle, Germany. (Dieter Stoltenberg/Newsflash)

Europes Oldest Stone Age Cart Tracks Found

Archaeologists have unearthed what they say is the earliest use of wheels and wagons in northern Europes. Sets of tracks were uncovered in a cemetery near Kiel, Germany, dating to the 3,400 years to the Stone Age Neolithic period. In one of the largest cemeteries in Europe dating to the…

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Read more about the article Fury As Gene Hacked Franken-Mozzies Released Into The Wild
An illustrative image of a mosquito. (Newsflash)

Fury As Gene Hacked Franken-Mozzies Released Into The Wild

A British company has provoked fury after releasing genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild that could produce new strains of super-mozzies, say critics. UK-based Oxitec say the hacked insects contain a modified gene that will ultimately kill off all-female offspring and wipe out huge colonies of the bug. In time,…

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Read more about the article The Tiny Razor Toothed Rodent From 220 Million Years Ago
Reconstruction of Tessellatia bonapartei. (Juan Cristobal Sotomayor/Newsflash)

The Tiny Razor Toothed Rodent From 220 Million Years Ago

A tiny sharp-toothed rodent that roamed the earth 220 million years ago has emerged as a missing ancestor of today's mammals. The rat-like creature - called a cynodont after its huge canine teeth - walked the earth with dinosaurs in the Triassic period. Now a study published in Scientific Reports…

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Read more about the article Plastic-Lined Cups And Tea Bags Release Nanoparticles Into Liquids
Nylon cooking bags are a source of nanoparticles according to a new study in American Chemical Society, reported in April, 2022. (Newsflash)

Plastic-Lined Cups And Tea Bags Release Nanoparticles Into Liquids

Trillions of potentially dangerous nanometer-sized particles are being spewed into the environment by everything from plastic cups to tea bags so people can have a little bit more convenience at home. Certain plastics, including polypropylene baby bottles and polyethylene terephthalate tea bags, release particles into heated liquids, such as food,…

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