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More “-Est” Places on Earth

More “-Est” Places on Earth

To complement our recent “Highest/Lowest” list, we have compiled some more superlatives for your reading pleasure. The Hottest Place on Earth Last time, we discussed the center of the earth, which is very hot. With that in mind, we’re going to ...

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Highest and Lowest Places

Highest and Lowest Places

In order to better inform you, our reading public, about the many and varied places in our universal environment, we’re compiling lists of the most “-est” places that humanity is aware of. Some may be obvious, some might not be. ...

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Keeping Tabs on the Flu

Keeping Tabs on the Flu

While flu season is a fact of life, the severity of a given flu season can vary significantly. Consider that at the end of 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 849 flu cases from September 30th ...

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Studying the Spread of Disease

Studying the Spread of Disease

There are certain times of the year when bothersome diseases, such as colds and influenza, become especially commonplace and difficult to avoid. This fact explains why both “flu season” and “cold season” are well known terms. But how do infectious ...

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How to Break a Bad Habit

How to Break a Bad Habit

Book Review: Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick Author: Jeremy Dean 256 pages, Da Capo Lifelong Books, $15.99 Have you ever wondered why you do the things you ...

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Is There a Superbug In Your Home?

Is There a Superbug In Your Home?

People like to believe that the homes they live in are relatively clean. But imagine that a microscopic enemy, immune to most antibiotics, managed to get inside your house? A recent study has found that MRSA, a potentially deadly type ...

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Researching Diabetes Triggers – On Mt. Everest

Researching Diabetes Triggers – On Mt. Everest

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the words “Mount Everest?” The world’s tallest mountain? Blisteringly cold temperatures? Mountain climbers pushing their bodies to their physical limits? How about type 2 diabetes? While the first three answers ...

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A New Way to Fight Food Poisoning

A New Way to Fight Food Poisoning

In the United States, we generally assume that the food that we eat won’t get us sick. To be sure, the next meal you eat probably won’t be laced with disease-causing bacteria. However, food borne illnesses are hardly uncommon. In ...

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