Bloomberg: The Caribbean Is Running Out Of Coconuts
"The Caribbean is practically synonymous with the coconut, so its farmers should be cashing in. For a bunch of reasons, they aren’t. Storms, droughts and the Lethal Yellowing disease, spread by plant-hopping insects, have wiped out entire farms; growers have failed to invest in new trees, or fertilizers to improve yields. Caribbean plantations have shrunk by about 17 percent since 1994, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization." Read full story.
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Washington Post: The ‘five-second Rule’ for Eating Food? Scientists Just Demonstrated How Gross it Is.
"To the surprise of the researchers, carpet transferred fewer bacteria than steel or tile. Wood was hard to pin down, showing a large variation. The scientists concluded their paper, echoing Schaffner’s statement: The five-second rule is a 'significant oversimplification' for the chance of bacteria transfer in real life." Read full story.
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SCIENCE DAILY: More Than Just A Cue, Intrinsic Reward Helps Make Exercise A Habit
"Anyone who has tried sticking to an exercise routine knows it isn't easy. But the combination of a conditioned cue and intrinsic reward may be the key to developing an exercise habit, according to a new study." Read full story.
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