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Dawid Andrzejewski

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Food neophobia may lead to poorer dietary quality and increase the risk of lifestyle diseases

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  • According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, some people do not eat foods they do not know or are not used to consuming.
  • This behavior known as food neophobia can lead to poor diet and cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.
  • Food neophobia is common in children and appears to be associated with hereditary factors.
  • The study suggests that we should avoid food neophobia and have a varied diet.

Cold War spy satellite images show dramatic ice loss in the last 40 years

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  • The glaciers of the Himalayas are thawing and in the 21st century, they have lost twice as much ice as in the 20th century.
  • Scientists from Columbia University came to this conclusion after comparing images of the KH-9 satellites of the Cold War era with photographs of current satellites.
  • The authors of the research thought that the cause of melting glaciers may be associated with increases in temperature in the Himalayan areas.
  • In this regard, the data showed that temperatures have increased in this region around 1-degree centigrade during the investigated period.
  • The melting of glaciers decreases the future water supply of millions of people living in this area and threatens to cause flooding in the coastal cities of East Asia.

Two potentially life-friendly planets found orbiting a nearby star

nationalgeographic.com
  • Two planets similar to the Earth are rotating around the star Teegarden.
  • The star Teegarden has almost twice the age of the sun, therefore life has been able to evolve on these planets in a similar way to what happened in our planetary system.
  • The planets are approximately twelve light years away, according to the data published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.
  • The astronomers think that these planets can have water and conditions that allow the evolution of life.

Dogs' eyes evolve to appeal to humans

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  • According to researchers from the United States and the United Kingdom, dogs have developed muscles around the eyes to capture the attention and affection of humans.
  • The study indicated that the facial muscles of dogs are designed evolutionarily to express expressions of friendliness and sympathy that please us all.
  • This process occurred as a result of the coexistence for millions of years between these animals and men.
  • The researchers suggest the importance of evolutionary processes in the social interaction between men and animals.

Egocentrism may play an important role in shaping attitudes about welfare recipients

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  • A study conducted in the United States analyzed the opinion of 1664 participants about the purchases made by people receiving social assistance.
  • It was observed that people benefiting from public assistance were considered irresponsible if they bought items that were not essential for daily life.
  • However, the research participants did not have this negative opinion if the buyers were people from the middle class of the United States.
  • In the study published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, it was found that participants agreed to limit social assistance funds for non-priority purchases.

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