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Sea urchin explosion off California, Oregon decimates kelp

Photo: In Oct. 16, 2019 photo, a purple sea urchin sits in a touch tank at the Marine Hatfield Science Center in Newport, Ore. Newport, Oct 24 : Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon, sending the delicate marine ecosystem off ...

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Brown eggs vs white eggs: What’s the difference?

When it comes to food, the golden rule is that brown is better. Brown bread, wheat pasta, whole wheat crackers, brown sugar – they’re all considerably healthier than their white counterparts. But, what about brown eggs? Does the colour of it’s skin, in this case shell, make it healthier than white eggs? Or just like in the case of people, ...

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Louvre exhibit acclaims Da Vinci, 500 years after his death

Paris, OCT 22 : Much about Leonardo Da Vinci remains an enigma: the smile of the “Mona Lisa”; why the world’s most famous painter left so many works unfinished; and more recently, who bought the contentious “Salvator Mundi.” A new exhibit at the Louvre, however, opening Thursday and marking the 500th anniversary of the Italian master’s death, tries to sketch ...

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Bad posture should improve

Bad posture is akin to having a bad habit that you cannot get rid of. While you may not realise this, a poor posture has a debilitating impact on the health; back pain, cramps, neck aches, spinal dysfunction and joint degeneration, to name a few. If you want to know what a healthy posture is, just observe a child. As ...

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Chinese cuisine, TCM & martial arts best represent Chinese culture: survey

Beijing, Oct. 19 : Foreigners believe Chinese cuisine, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and martial arts are the elements that best represent Chinese culture, according to the 2018 China National Image Global Survey released Friday. Among the overseas respondents, 55 percent picked Chinese cuisine as a representative of Chinese culture, and nearly 79 percent said they had tried it, 81 percent ...

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Fat found in overweight people’s lungs, study shows

Fat can accumulate in the lungs of people, particularly those who are overweight or obese, researchers have shown for the first time. Scientists already know that people who are overweight or obese are more likely to suffer with wheezing and asthma, but the reasons for this have not been completely explained.The new study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, suggests ...

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F Minor band performs at EMK Center

  Dhaka, Oct 18 : F Minor, country’s first all-female indigenous band, performed at the city’s EMK Center on Thursday evening. The band performed several songs, including indigenous songs of Hajong, Garo, Marma and Tripura communities, at the event. They also performed several of their Bengali compositions including the much acclaimed ‘Jongla Phool’. With Pinky Chiran (vocals), Nadia Ritchil (guitar ...

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Benefits of carbon peel facial for better skin

Activated carbon might just end up making you look like a bear, but you would be really living under a rock if you didn’t know the amazing benefits it offers. Carbon boasts of numerous beauty benefits for the skin by drawing out oil, dirt and other harmful substances from clogged pores due to its adsorption powers, reports The Indian Express. ...

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Health benefits of this superfruit

Sitaphal health benefits: Sitaphal or custard apple is a fruit from Annona Squamosa tree, which is native in tropical American countries and in West Indies. Custard apple is commonly referred to as sitaphal in India. The fruit is known to be a storehouse of important vitamins and minerals that play a crucial role in various body functions. It is rich ...

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Can coffee bean extracts cut fat-induced inflammation?

A new study suggests that unused coffee bean extracts can help reduce fat-induced inflammation in the cells and improve glucose absorption and insulin sensitivity. As per the food science and human nutrition researchers at the University of Illinois in US, when coffee beans are processed and roasted, the husk and silverskin of the bean which are removed and unused — ...

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