Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Race & Ethnic Perception May Not be Automatic

The few African psychologists who have spoken out about this new research are of the view that racism itself is a practice of group membership carried to unacceptable excesses and consequences, and that these practices are rather taught to groups, and not naturally acquired by them.

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Kill a Recorded 180,000 Worldwide Annually

The American Heart Association recommends adults consume no more than 450 calories per week, from sugar-sweetened beverages, based on a 2,000 calorie diet and offers tips on how Life’s Simple 7 can help you make better lifestyle choices and eat healthier.

African Diet Cuts Heart Disease Risk, Rigorous Studies Find

Many have hailed the study. Many Africans now have confidence in their own diets - which are the results of many tens of thousands of years of accumulated recipes! As for the researchers, they have changed their own diets and are following an African diet.

Mosquitoes Ignore Repellent Deet after First Exposure

By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service: Genetic changes to the same species of mosquito can make them immune to Deet, although it was not clear if there were any mosquitoes like this in the wild.

When Mutant Mosquitoes Attack

By Maggie Koerth-Baker: Maggie Koeth-Baker is science editor at BoingBoing.net and author of “Before the Lights Go Out,” on the future of energy production and consumption. Science must change the way it engages with the world as it both reduces and creates risk.