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Common Sweetener in Low-Cal Foods Also a Marker for Weight Gain

May 10, 2017
A new study has identified the sugar alcohol erythritol as a biomarker for increasing fat mass. In contrast to previous assumptions and research, erythritol can be metabolized by, and even produced in, the human body. Erythritol occurs naturally in a variety of foods, such as pears and watermelons, but in recent years has increasingly become a common ingredient in low-calorie foods as a sugar replacement sweetener [...] Read more

Trump Dump of Paris Climate Deal Bad for Business

May 10, 2017
President Trump is delaying decision on the U.S. participation in the Paris climate accord, a deal brokered by Obama which Trump has repeatedly criticized. Natalie Mahowald a professor in Cornell University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty Director of Environment at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University, and an expert on global and regional impact of climate change says it would be unfortunate if the Trump administration chose to forgo leadership on climate change [...] Read more

Despite Efforts, Facebook Is Not Ready to Take on Fake News

May 9, 2017
This week, Facebook launched an advertising campaign in the U.K. seeking to help the public discern fake news online. The move, which precedes parliamentary elections in Britain, is seen as an attempt to curb the spread of false stories over Facebook ahead of critical political events [...] Read more

Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Ticks

May 3, 2017
Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann: A relatively mild winter coupled with even greater abundance of deer and mice means that ticks are more plentiful than everGangloff-Kaufmann is an entomologist whose work focuses on integrated pest management. Gangloff-Kaufmann says: “In the Northeast, and possibly across the northern United States, 2017 is gearing up to be a good season for ticks [...] Read more