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Junk food cravings are triggered by the mere thought of being low class

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Cate Gillon ) It’s well established that people with low economic status are the hardest hit by the current obesity pandemic, as well as related health problems such as diabetes. Poor healthcare, stress, unhealthy lifestyles, and a cornucopia of cheap junk food are all thought to play a role. But a new…

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Boeing works with Donald Trump on cost concerns over Air Force One and Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jets

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg speaks with reporters after meeting with Donald Trump. (Worldwide Trends via YouTube) After meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says he’s making a “personal commitment” to keep the cost of the next two Air Force One jets below $4 billion. “We’re going…

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Low birth weight doesn’t seem to affect cognitive ability as much these days

Enlarge (credit: flickr user: ceejayoz ) Evidence has shown that low birth weight is not a good thing for newborns. It’s associated with higher infant mortality and negative impacts on long-term outcomes, like lifelong income and cognitive ability. But with improved medical practices, there’s a chance that this could be changing. A group of researchers…

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2016 Breakthrough Of The Year: Gravitational Wave Discovery Earns Top Award From Science Magazine

The most important annual award of Science magazine went to the scientists who built and worked on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. The LIGO team was the first to bring measurable scientific proof of gravitational waves, a century after they were first described. Read full post on techtimes.com