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Cave stalagmite basis for theory on Mayan empire collapse

01/02/2013 11:45am
New research suggests the decline of the Mayan empire was due to drought. The semi-new theory is backed up by the geological record of a cave stalagmite found in a newly discovered cave in Belize. Noted Mayan archeologist disputes the claim.

Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

01/02/2013 12:33pm
This is your brain on sugar _ for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.

Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

01/02/2013 12:33pm
This is your brain on sugar _ for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.

Did Neil Armstrong plan his 'one small step' speech?

01/02/2013 3:46pm
The late Neil Armstrong long maintained that his famous words after stepping on the moon for the first time — "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind" — were almost improvised, something he thought up just after landing.

Overweight people less likely to die early, study says

01/02/2013 5:56pm
Losing weight is invariably on the top 10 list of New Year's resolutions. People want to get healthy and improve their lives. Certainly, getting healthy is a good thing, but shedding pounds may not be the right answer, at least in terms of mortality rates.

APNewsBreak: Google exec chairman to visit NKorea

01/02/2013 10:13pm
Google's executive chairman is preparing to travel to one of the last frontiers of cyberspace: North Korea.