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2014-05-27 08:23:09

New study by Syracuse and Harvard universities shows potential for reductions of more than 750 thousand tons of other harmful air pollutants across continental U.S. SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Setting strong standards for climate-changing carbon emissions from power plants would provide an added bonus - reductions in other air pollutants that can make people sick; damage forests, crops, and lakes; and harm fish and wildlife. This, according to a first-of-its-kind...

2014-05-21 08:29:24

Opening heralds Broad's second decade and commitment to Kendall Square CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard today celebrates the opening of a 375,000-square-foot research building at 75 Ames Street in Cambridge's Kendall Square. Mayor of Cambridge David Maher, as well as city and state representatives, will attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Broad Institute officials and board members....

2014-05-13 23:07:06

Going vegetarian or vegan has numerous health benefits. There are many enjoyable ways to eat a plant-based diet. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Several million Americans have abandoned red meat and poultry in favor of a predominantly plant-based diet. One reason some are making the switch is evidence of the health perks from going vegetarian or vegan, reports the May 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch. "There's certainly some research on the benefits of the vegetarian...

2014-05-09 23:04:10

Many studies suggest that fiber-rich diets may help prevent heart disease. But most Americans eat only about 16 grams of fiber a day - far less than the recommended amounts. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 One often-overlooked strategy for keeping the heart healthy—or getting it back on track—is eating more fiber-rich foods. The May 2014 Harvard Heart Letter describes how fiber helps, and lists foods rich in fiber. Fiber is a carbohydrate that your body can't break down, so it...

Illustris simulation
2014-05-08 05:17:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at MIT and Harvard have devised the most accurate model to date of how our universe first took shape. Dubbed Illustris, the new virtual cosmos covers the 13 billion-year evolution of the universe beginning just 12 million years after the Big Bang. It includes details never before achieved in a simulation, and accurately portrays the distribution and composition of numerous types of galaxies. "Until now, no single...

2014-05-06 23:09:04

Taking multiple medications, poor health, and older age can make aggressive drug therapy for high blood pressure riskier. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Many men with high blood pressure were surprised—and a little confused—when a panel of experts convened by the National Institutes of Health recommended a change in the treatment goal for people over age 60. Instead of taking medications to lower pressures to 140/90, they can now settle for a target of 150/90. Several factors come...

2014-05-06 08:28:48

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today one of the nation's most successful independent bookstores, Harvard Book Store (HBS), and a local MIT tech start-up AisleConnect®, launch an innovative mobile shopping application that helps retailers connect with shoppers on-line and in-store and provide a novel shopping experience with product location and social recommendations available on any iOS device. Experience a new way to shop with a more productive tool called...

2014-05-02 23:04:53

Adapting a home to suit an older person's needs can help him live there longer. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 A home should evolve as its owners' needs change. What's right for a 40-something may not be safe for someone who is older. Simple changes can sometimes make a big difference, reports the May 2014 Harvard Health Letter. A good place to start is in the kitchen. Rearrange storage cabinets and drawers so food and cooking utensils are on lower shelves. "There are so...

old-growth forest study site in Savage Gulf
2014-04-18 06:48:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online So far, the spring of 2014 has seen more than 40 percent of the western US in a drought that the USDA has deemed "severe" or "exceptional." In 2013, the drought was just as severe, and in 2012 it spread to the humid eastern states. Looking at the effects of a drought in geological terms, it would be easy to assume that a three-year drought is inconsequential in the long term, despite the devastating effects it might have on farmers...

2014-04-11 23:03:31

To eat healthier food when on the go, try planning ahead, cooking in batches, choosing nutrient-dense foods, making smoothies, and keeping snacks simple. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 A hectic lifestyle often forces people to rely on less-than-healthy convenience and prepackaged foods. But nutrition doesn't have to be sacrificed when time is short, reports the April 2014 Harvard Health Letter. Planning is the key. "Healthy meals don't just happen. People have to make them...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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