Lillian Kleckner

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How to Accommodate Vegetarian Guests This Thanksgiving

Are you expecting vegetarian guests at this year's Thanksgiving dinner?<p>Here's how to prepare a Thanksgiving meal both omnivores and vegetarians will enjoy.<p><b>Understand the vegetarian diet</b><p>Vegetarians don't eat beef, pork, chicken, fish, or the flesh of any animal.<p>A pescatarian follows a vegetarian …

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Study Details Confirm Lower Blood Pressure Is Better

Decreasing blood pressure below current standards can indeed save lives and prevent more heart attacks, researchers confirmed Monday.<p>Last September, a government-led team of experts created an uproar among heart disease experts when they stopped an ongoing study of blood pressure treatment to …

US Army lab develops a way to read soldiers' brains

Military intelligence analysts spend a lot of time scrutinizing countless images from various sources, such as drones and surveillance systems. An automated program developed by cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Anthony Ries, however, can make the process a lot faster. Ries works for a US Army research …

This Smart Glove Speeds Rehabilitation Of Stroke Patients

A Korean health tech company, Neofect, has created a smart rehabilitation solution for stroke patients who need to learn how to reuse their hands. The glove is designed to induce neural plasticity in the patient through specific and customized exercises with gamification.<p>According to a 2014 study …

The “awww!” response to cuteness isn’t just biological, it’s philosophical

Cute kittens and cuddly toys aren’t the highest form of aestheticism, but one Stanford professor, Sianne Ngai, believes “cuteness” is a concept worth studying. And so Ngai, a professor in literary and cultural theory, has developed a philosophical argument about what counts as cute.<p>Cuteness has …

Guinness Removes Fish Guts From Its Recipe—Wait, What?

The Irish beer is removing fish guts. Yep, they were in there.<p>Guinness, the famed Irish brewery, is changing its recipe for the first time in 256 years. Beer-loving vegans will now be able to sip, or chug, the black stout, starting in 2016 when fish guts will be removed from Guinness ingredients, …