Day: February 9, 2017

Newly-Discovered Microorganism Named After Gandalf From Lord of the Rings

A new species of microorganism amoeba has been discovered and named after Lord of the Rings’ famous wizard, Gandalf, because of its carapace resembling the character’s hat. The findings are published in the journal Acta-Protozoologica. A Gandalf-ian amoeba! Gandalf, one of the main characters of the novel Lord of the Rings authored by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Consuming Whole Grains Linked With Loss of Calories & Increased Metabolism

Eating whole grains increases calorie loss, says a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Consuming whole grains in the place of refined grains increases calorie loss through a combination of lesser retention of calories during digestion, and accelerated metabolism. The health benefits of including whole grains in the diet are not

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