Archive for November, 2008

Fast Food Made Up Mostly of Corn

Publication: Fast Food Made Up Mostly of Corn   Date: November 11, 2008   View Article

If you are what you eat, most Americans are an ear of corn, new research suggests.

A chemical analysis of popular fast foods reveals that some form of the grain appears as a main ingredient in most items—especially beef.

Brains of Bullies Light Up With Pleasure as People Squirm

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 7, 2008   View Article

The brains of bullies—kids who start fights, tell lies, and break stuff with glee—may be wired to feel pleasure when watching others suffer pain, according to a new brain scanning study.

Unknown “Structures” Tugging at Universe, Study Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 5, 2008   View Article

Something may be out there. Way out there.

On the outskirts of creation, unknown, unseen “structures” are tugging on our universe like cosmic magnets, a controversial new study says.

Animal Photos Weekly: Baby Monkey, Beautiful Goat, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 5, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of animals in the news. Shots include a baby colobus monkey, an English bulldog, the “most beautiful” goat, a panda bear checkup, and a doggie soup kitchen.

Travel/Culture Photos Weekly: Voodoo, Archer, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 3, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of travel destinations and cultural events around the world. Shots include a boat race in India, the Day of the Dead in Guatemala, voodoo priests in Haiti, and Dawat-e-Islami congregation goers in Pakistan.

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