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Big Food Is Not the Enemy

Neither are hamburgers<p><i>Chef Linton Hopkins serves 24 handcrafted, locally sourced burgers each night at his pub Holeman & Finch in Atlanta. Last year, after partnering with Aramark and Turner Field, he started serving 1,200-2,000 burgers at every Braves home game. There are no additives. He uses the</i> …

Electricity-eating bacteria are all around us, says researchers

Bacteria that feed on pure electricity are all around us, say researchers who have demonstrated their findings by growing the bacteria directly on …

How Do You Test The Multiverse? With Bubbles

Say our universe is a bubble. And there’s another universe in another bubble. Researchers have simulated what it would look like if the two bubbles …

What Predicts Success? It's Not Your IQ

The CEO of one of the world’s largest money management firms was puzzled. He wanted to know why there was a Bell curve for performance among his …

Emotional Intelligence

How Playing Music Affects The Developing Brain

Support the news<p>Remember "Mozart Makes You Smarter"?<p>A 1993 study of college students showed them performing better on spatial reasoning tests after …

Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain

"The lion and calf shall lie down together," Woody Allen once wrote, "but the calf won't get much sleep."<p>That's pretty much the connection between stress and sleep, researchers say, and NPR's own numbers suggest the same thing. In our recent poll on stress in America, conducted in conjunction with …

Creation of functional 3D brain-like tissue could aid in study of the brain

One approach to studying the brain rather than working on the whole thing at once is to examine small bits of it. With that in mind, researchers at …

The Diet Coke Weight-Gain Paradox

Artificial sweeteners probably don't cause weight gain, when used strategically.<p>As pervasive as aspartame, sucralose, stevia, and other low-calorie sweeteners have become, understanding of their health effects is relatively basic. Not to be scary about it; most signs point to no serious concerns, …