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Day: May 16, 2016

Hiding Secret Spy Messages in Your Soda

You can now use soda to send secret messages. This would make for an interesting James Bond movie, right? The paper documenting this technique is published in the journal Nature Communications. A team of scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science have turned chemicals like cola and soda into an encryption key to be used

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Using Algae Protein To Boost Crop Yield

Scientists have discovered a protein that allows algae to efficiently use carbon dioxide; this might help us boost crop yields in the future. The paper is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Algae being specially efficient at fixing carbon dioxide to synthesise nutrients, researchers want to transfer this trait of theirs to

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Over-Consumption of Junk Food Leads to Diabetes Effects

Consuming too much junk food can have the same negative effects on kidneys as those generated by type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the journal Experimental Psychology. Junk food, or high-fat diets, are known to be harmful to the health if consumed persistently. But, to what extent does it threaten the

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