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When flying, taste buds prefer savory tomato
If you're planning to fly over the holiday, plan to drink some tomato juice. While examining how airplane noise affects the palate, Cornell University food scientists found sweetness suppressed and a tasty, tender tomato surprise: umami. View News Article (2015-05-13)

Hitting the borders of expansion
Why does a species not adapt to an ever-wider range of conditions, gradually expanding its geographical range? View News Article (2015-05-05)

Study reveals an absence of consistent standards in children's hospital environments
The sound, light and temperature levels in paediatric hospital wards often vary, highlighting the lack of consistent environmental standards, according to a new study.  View News Article (2015-04-15)

Don't blame kids if they do not enjoy school, study suggests
When children are unmotivated at school, new research suggests their genes may be part of the equation. View News Article (2015-04-09)

Finding out what's in 'fracking' wastewater
In early January, almost 3 million gallons of wastewater from a hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") operation in North Dakota spilled into nearby creeks.  View News Article (2015-03-19)

Dartmouth study shows brain area involved in eye movements, heading
An area of the brain involved in eye movements also plays an important role in establishing our direction and navigating our environment, a Dartmouth College study finds. View News Article (2015-02-11)

Poor psychosocial work environments may contribute to heart problems
A psychosocially poor work environment means that employees experience highly demanding requirements but have little ability to control their work or not feel sufficiently appreciated for the contributions they make. View News Article (2015-01-26)

What does a GOP-led Congress mean for science -- and the public?
With Republicans now at the helm, Congress is gearing up to pursue a legislative agenda with potentially profound implications for science and how it informs policies on the environment, energy, health and agriculture. View News Article (2015-01-21)

Energy Prices and Business Decision-Making in Canada: Preparing for the Energy Future
Canada has abundant energy sources, from vast oil sands to ample hydroelectric capacity, offshore oil, natural gas, and coal. View News Article (2014-10-17)

Sharks that hide in coral reefs may be safe from acidifying oceans
A study published online today in the journal Conservation Physiology has shown that the epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum) displays physiological tolerance to elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) in its environment after being exposed to CO2 levels equivalent to those that are predicted for their natural habitats in the near future.  View News Article (2014-10-16)

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