Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 26, 1996
Chagnon Warns Of Plight Of Yanomamo In Wake Of Major Floods
Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon, pioneering investigator of South America's primitive Yanomamo tribes people, warns that serious flooding in the Orinoco River basin, in Venezuela's Amazon region, could threaten their survival.

Cornell Students Win National Food Product Competition With Stir-Ins
Cornell food science students won the national championship at the Institute of Food Technologists' annual student food product competition

Cornell Food Engineers Redefine The Physics Of Microwave Cooking
Consumers who want fresh microwaved foods that are supposed to be crisp and taste better can look forward to improvement, thanks to new Cornell University studies

Oral Contraceptives And Sexuality In University Women
A study on the effects of oral contraceptives on the sexuality of university women revealed unprecedented results suggesting women who take triphasic Orthonovum pills enjoy greater sexual desire and satisfaction than other pill users and non pill-users.Published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, the study by San Francisco State University psychology professor Norma McCoy analyzed the responses of 364 college women between 18 and 26
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