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  • July 19, 2024
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Food aroma research could help explain why meals in space taste bad

Scientists from RMIT University have conducted a world-first study of common food odours, which could explain why astronauts in space experience bland meals and struggle to eat their normal diets.…

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  • July 19, 2024
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Groundcherry gets genetic upgrades: Garden wonder turns into agricultural powerhouse

Imagine a small fruit that tastes like a cross between a tomato and a pineapple, wrapped in its own natural paper lantern. That's the groundcherry (Physalis grisea) — a little-known…

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  • July 17, 2024
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What fat cats on a diet can tell us about obesity in humans

A new study of gut microbes in cats suggests that pets could be excellent test subjects for research into the causes and treatments of human obesity. Scientists also say both…

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  • July 16, 2024
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American diets temporarily became healthier and more diverse during the COVID-19 pandemic, study finds

The American diet may have become healthier and more diverse in the months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study led by Penn State researchers.…

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  • July 15, 2024
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A tasty menu for captive marsupials to sink their teeth into

From scouring the topsoil in search of native truffles to cracking open the tough shells of seeds and nuts to feast on the tasty kernels, Australian bettongs and potoroos have…

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  • July 15, 2024
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Urban seagulls still prefer seafood

New research shows that seagull chicks raised on an 'urban' diet still prefer seafood. Scientists from the University of Exeter studied herring gull chicks that had been rescued after falling…

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  • July 15, 2024
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Blood fat profiles confirm health benefits of replacing butter with high-quality vegetable oils

Switching from a diet high in saturated animal fats to one rich in plant-based unsaturated fats affects the composition of fats in the blood, which in turn affects the risk…

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  • July 11, 2024
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Why the US Food System Needs Agroecology

Agroecology, a science, practice, and movement that seeks social, political, economic, and ecological sustainability in the global food system, is gaining popularity in the U.S., according to a new commentary…

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  • July 11, 2024
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A gut microbe could hold a key to helping people benefit from healthy eating

An analysis of more than 50,000 people from around the world shows that colon cancer carriers Blastocysta single-celled organism labeled as a parasite or harmless organism, but commonly found in…