Nutritional Scientist Behind Many Famous Food Studies Has Six Papers Retracted In One Day

Probably everyone reading this article has heard of at least one of food science and eating behavior expert Professor Brian Wansink’s studies, and many will have used them, particularly to develop healthier eating habits. Now six of Wansink’s papers have been retracted by the journals in which they were published, adding to…

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Heatwave Boosts U.K. Retailers But Concerns Mount Over Rate Hike

The sweltering summer drove Britons to splurge on food, drink and days away but the boost to retailers may prove short-lived, with higher interest rates expected to hit already fragile consumer confidence, surveys published Tuesday found. Payments processor Barclaycard said that spending rose an annual 5 percent in July, capping…

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42,000-Year-Old Nematodes Buried In Arctic Permafrost Come Back To Life After Thawing

Several nematodes unearthed in the permafrost of northeastern Siberia are wriggling around and eating, just as normal nematodes do, in Petri dishes at the Russian Academy of Sciences. This is an astounding feat considering that the tiny organisms, also known as roundworms, had previously been frozen since the Pleistocene. According…

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