Summary #404

Sugary drink sales in Philadelphia fall 38% after city adopted soda tax, study finds
  • An investigation finds that sales of soft drinks decreased by 38% in Philadelphia after applying a tax on these beverages.
  • However, the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Society noted that sales declined in Philadelphia, but increased in other nearby cities.
  • Supporters think that raising taxes on sugary drinks will help reduce diabetes, obesity and health problems associated with excessive sugar consumption.
  • Opponents of this measure express that the rise in these taxes affects families and workers of small commercial establishments in the city.
  • After Berkeley (California), Philadelphia is the second city in the United States that takes this measure to raise taxes on sweet drinks.


  • Science Science (67) Solution to century-old math problem could predict transmission of infectious diseases
  • Psychology Psychology (72) Me, myself, bye: regional alterations in glutamate and the experience of ego dissolution with psilocybin
  • Cosmos Cosmos (30) Huge explosion, second only to the Big Bang, discovered 390 million light years from Earth
  • History History (17) World's oldest string of yarn shows Neanderthals were smarter than we thought
  • Society Society (79) At 19, am I too young for cannabis? Choosing the ‘right’ minimum legal age for legalized non-medical cannabis
  • Medicine Medicine (70) Anesthesia's effect on consciousness solved, settling century-old scientific debate
  • Technology Technology (77) A new scheme for satellite-based quantum-secure time transfer
  • Nature Nature (54) New Studies Find Birds Are Eating Hundreds of Plastic Bits Daily



Fame 🙌 - Articles for science lovers shortened to five bullet points. | Product Hunt Embed

We were featured on Hacker News, O'REILLY® Ideas, and Boing Boing.