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Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

New research in pigs finds that sugar intake alters the reward-processing circuitry of the brain in a similar way to addictive drugs. Whenever...

Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses

A group of researchers has brought the idea of food as a medicine one step closer. They have identified certain common foodstuffs that...

Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further....

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Lawmakers raise concerns over reports of National Guard troops being served ‘raw, moldy food’ at Capitol

"Recently, there have been several reports regarding the poor quality of food that is being provided to these service members," the lawmakers wrote....

This essential worker needed to glam up for the Golden Globes. So, she turned to a Facebook community to help make her dazzle

Anna Berger, a Delta flight attendant who was among a select number of frontline workers invited to be in the audience during this...

Smith College controversy highlights struggles colleges face in making racially equitable campuses

That simple moment became a national story when campus police arrived a short while later, and the officer told her that an employee...

A California doctor performed surgery during a Zoom court appearance

Dr. Scott Green, a plastic surgeon, showed up to his virtual Sacramento Superior Court hearing -- held over Zoom -- to contest a...

Sports

Jeremy Lin: Former NBA star says Covid-19 has sparked anti-Asian violence in the US

"This has been something that's really blowing up or boiling up for a little bit for me," Lin told CNN's Don Lemon on...

Chaos, scandal and anger: Barcelona faces seminal presidential elections

The upcoming election -- to be held on Sunday, just days after four senior officials were arrested -- is arguably the most important...

J.J. Watt: NFL owner, who is also a pilot, jets in to help secure free agent deal

After weeks of speculation, it was the Cardinals who won the hotly contested race to sign Watt on a two-year deal reportedly worth...

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tristin harris: A 15-year-old influencer can now reach as many people as a newspaper but with none of the responsibility: Former Google exec Tristan...

In The Social Dilemma, the documentary that’s kickstarted a very important conversation on social media’s harmful effects on society, Tristan Harris not only...

festive sales: Covid-hit banks offer cracking deals on ecommerce during the festive period

An unsteady revival of the consumer economy has set off a discounting war among leading banks in partnership with online platforms and brands,...

Razorpay: GIC, Sequoia in Razorpay’s $100 million round; valuation may hit $1 billion

Payments company Razorpay has closed a $100 million financing round co-led by GIC, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore, and existing investor Sequoia...

Disney: Walt Disney restructures entertainment businesses to focus on streaming

Walt Disney said on Monday it had restructured its media and entertainment businesses to accelerate growth of Disney+ and other streaming services...

e-commerce: Online brands see higher growth on own channels, apps

ETtechIllustration: Rahul Awasthi Brands that sell directly to consumers are seeing higher growth in sales via their own websites and apps, compared to when...

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Funding: FreshToHome in talks for a fresh $130 million funding

ThinkStock Photos FreshToHome is finalising a $130 million funding round from a clutch of investors, including Investcorp, Saudi corporate venture capital firm Raed Ventures,...

future of work: WeKan looks to incubate, fund 20 Indian startups

ETtechIllustration: Rahul Awasthi New York-based product accelerator WeKan plans to incubate and fund about 18-20 startups in the ‘future of work’ space in India. “We...

augmented reality: Avataar.me raises $7 million from Sequoia India

Avataar.me, a 3D and Augmented Reality software that helps enterprise customers create immersive shopping experiences for end-users, has raised $7 million from Sequoia...

Funding: Startup funding, jobs to touch pre-Covid level by Dec: Study

Indian startups are seeing a faster recovery in funding and job creation than expected, with both expected to match and surpass pre-Covid numbers...

Travel

How a PanAm flight attendant fell in love with a CIA officer on a plane

(CNN) — In September 1970 Jocelyne Nowaski was working as chief flight attendant on a Pan American World Airways flight from Paris to...

See spectacular newly restored Pompeii frescoes

One of Pompeii's oldest frescoes, the House of the Ceii, has been restored to its former glory with the help of laser technology. ...

Italy has a new way to combat overtourism

(CNN) — Selfies in front of Botticelli's Venus. Closeups of David's manhood. Bottlenecks climbing to the top of the famous Duomo.Back in the...

World's rarest marine dolphin finds protection in this flying friend

There are only about 63 adult Maui dolphins left on earth. This new technology aims to help protect them from some of their...

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