Maanvi Singh

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The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

Thursday, July 24, 2014

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

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Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.


Stroke Rate May Be Declining In Older Adults

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Deaths from stroke are dropping too, a study suggests. But don't celebrate just yet. Diabetes, a big risk factor for these "brain attacks," is still on the rise.


Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

Thursday, July 10, 2014

About half the genetic contribution to a child's reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there's still no telling exactly which genes are involved.


What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Italian engineers say they've finally come up with a way to brew espresso on the ISS so astronauts can ditch the instant coffee. We asked: What's so hard about making coffee in space? Answer: A lot.


Can We Predict Which Teens Are Likely To Binge Drink? Maybe

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

We know some people are more at risk for abusing alcohol than others. Now scientists say they're getting closer to predicting which teenagers are most at risk.


A Misspent Youth Doesn't Doom You To Heart Disease

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

You don't necessarily have to waste your days regretting the mistakes of your youth. People who drop bad habits by their 40s can slow or even reverse damage done to their arteries, a study finds.


Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

Monday, June 30, 2014

Video chatting with a therapist is convenient, people who have tried it say. Research suggests online therapy can be effective, but issues with the quality of the service and privacy remain unsolved.


Science Of Stink: Blame Sulfur Compounds For Your Garlic Breath

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A sulfur compound in garlic can linger in the body for up to two days, stinking up your breath, sweat and pee. Milk, parsley or citrus might help break it down more quickly or mask the stench.


Kids In Juvenile Detention Face Risk Of Violent Death As Adults

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Young delinquents are much more likely than their peers to die violently as adults. And girls are at particular risk. Lack of access to preventive care is partly to blame, researchers say.


Goats In The City? Making A Case For Detroit's Munching Mowers

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Goats aren't allowed in Detroit, but billionaire Mark Spitznagel thinks they could help revitalize blighted neighborhoods. Goat raisers in other cities say the animals can be eco-friendly landscapers.


Cool Kids Lose, Though It May Take A Few Years

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Call it revenge of the nerds. Popularity at age 13 fades by age 22, a study finds. And kids who try to act cool in their early teens are more likely to have alcohol and relationship problems later.

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Suicide Rate In U.S. And Europe Climbed During Great Recession

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Scientists can't prove a causal link, but the disturbing correlation in the data deserves a closer look, researchers say. Some countries seemed more resilient than others.


Doctors Don't Know What Women Want To Know About Birth Control

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Doctors tend to think it's most important to discuss how to use contraceptives and whether they're effective, a survey found. But women care more about safety and side effects.


Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Farmed fish production will have to more than double by 2050 to keep up with global demand, a report finds. And aquaculture can be far more sustainable than meat production, the researchers say.


Oldest Living Chicago Cub Returns To Wrigley Field

Friday, June 06, 2014

At 97, Lennie Merullo is the oldest living Chicago Cubs player. He's at Wrigley Field today, to celebrate its 100th anniversary.


Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.


For New College Grads, Finding Mental Health Care Can Be Tough

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Finding and paying for a psychologist or psychiatrist can be difficult at any age. But young adults just making their way in the world face particular challenges.


How A Food Stylist Made Squirrel And Earthworm Look Appetizing

Friday, May 30, 2014

Environmentalists say we should eat up animals that are an ecological nuisance. Problem is, they don't usually look very tasty. A photo project tries to alter our perception of these critters.


Today's Heroin Addict Is Young, White And Suburban

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Heroin became notorious in the 1960s as an urban drug of abuse, but its resurgence is fueled by young people in rural and suburban areas, a study finds. Most first used prescription opioids.