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Americans are still consuming too many carbs and fats, warn researchers

(Natural News) Despite some dietary improvements over the years, Americans are still eating too many low-quality carbohydrates and fats, according to a recent study published in the journal JAMA Network. An international team of researchers examined adult dietary habits and found that Americans are cutting back on low-quality carbohydrates. However, intake remains high at over 40 percent, while…
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Researchers develop incredible new material from silver tungstate that has antifungal and antitumor properties

(Natural News) Researchers from Brazil, Spain and Czech Republic have developed a new material from silver tungstate that can kill fungi and help fight cancer. In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers explained how they made the material by irradiating silver tungstate. The researchers found that doing so increased the material’s antifungal and…
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Humans have a “salamander-like regenerative capacity” to regrow cartilage in joints

(Natural News) Researchers from Duke University and Sweden’s Lund University have found that humans may be able to regrow cartilage in the joints. In a study published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers identified a mechanism for innate cartilage repair similar to that used by salamanders to regenerate limbs. This mechanism appears to be more active in the ankles and…
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Caterpillar wears tower of its own molted heads to fend off predators

(Natural News) A caterpillar called the gum-leaf skeletonizer makes a tall hat out of its discarded heads to ward off predators. This two-centimeter Australian catterpillar is known for stacking its molted heads instead of discarding them. This creates a horn-like structure that protects the caterpillar from stink bugs and other predators. The creature has the scientific name of Uraba lugens and is also…
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Human-like aliens may have come from another dimension, according to declassified FBI file

(Natural News) A declassified document from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) suggests that the unidentified flying objects (UFOs) reported in previous sightings may have come from another dimension. The document, called Memorandum 6751, was dated July 1947 and sent to the FBI by an anonymous person who claims to be a former head of a…
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Recent study reveals ancient text found in 2012 is the “oldest map of the underworld in existence”

(Natural News) Archaeologists from Belgium have uncovered the remains of what may be the world’s oldest known copy of the “Book of Two Ways” – a spiritual map to the Egyptian underworld. In 2012, a team of archaeologists led by Egyptologist Harco Willems of the University of Leuven in Belgium, excavated a burial shaft in the village of…
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The healing protein: Addressing thyroid problems with collagen

(Natural News) Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It’s one of the building blocks of the skin, bones and muscles and supports the structure of the organs and arteries. Best known for its skincare and fitness benefits, collagen may also help treat thyroid problems. Collagen for thyroid problems The thyroid gland is a small organ…
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Ancient Maya civilization purified water using filtration system made of crystal minerals

(Natural News) Researchers from the University of Cincinnati discovered that the Ancient Maya likely had a sophisticated water purification system made of quartz and zeolite, a non-toxic crystalline compound composed of silicon and aluminum. The researchers uncovered the minerals in the Corriental reservoir, a major source of drinking water for the Mayans who lived in what is now northern Guatemala. In an…
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Scientists discover over 1,000 stars where E.T. can observe Earth

(Natural News) Researchers from Cornell University and Lehigh University in Pennsylvania have identified more than 1,000 stars that might be hosting exoplanets with a good view of Earth. In a study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the researchers said that these stars are in a direct line of sight to the planet….
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Promote bone health and lower osteoporosis risk by incorporating these essential nutrients and minerals into your diet

(Natural News) While losing bone mass is part of the aging process, some people lose too much bone mass or do not replace lost bone mass fast enough. This condition is called osteoporosis, and it’s more common in postmenopausal women but can also affect older men. Osteoporosis is considered a silent disease because bone loss occurs without…
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Meteorite in Michigan may hold clues to origin of life on Earth

(Natural News) According to a new study a meteorite that fell in Michigan in 2018 may contain clues to the origin of life on Earth. Published in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science, the study said that the meteorite contained a good amount of organic matter. Researchers from the U.S., Canada, Germany and China were able to pick up…
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Tough tardigrades: Microscopic water bears can withstand harmful radiation, thanks to a certain protein

(Natural News) A protein found only in tardigrades may protect cells from DNA damage caused by radiation exposure, according to a recent study published in eLife. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego examined the protective properties of a damage-suppressing protein called Dsup and found that it has a cloud-like structure that shields cell components from free radicals. According to coauthor…
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North Atlantic right whales “whisper” to protect young calves from predators

(Natural News) A recent study published in Biology Letters found that North Atlantic right whales produce “whisper-like sounds” when communicating with their calves to avoid attracting predators. Researchers from Syracuse University, Duke University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration observed that the mothers dramatically toned down an “up call,” which right whales use to communicate with each other, when communicating…
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NASA confirms water on sunlit areas of the moon

(Natural News) A study published Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy has confirmed the existence of water on the sunlit surface of the moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed throughout the lunar surface and not limited to the deep, shadowed craters in the lunar south pole. Using the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) telescope…
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Paleolithic prepping: Prehistoric humans stocked up on food by serving marrow-filled bones as “canned” soup

(Natural News) Spanish and Israeli researchers have found evidence suggesting that ancient humans stored marrow-filled bones for later consumption. 400,000 years ago, these ancient humans enjoyed these much like one would enjoy a can of soup, using the bone and dried skin to preserve the fat and nutrient-rich bone marrow. These findings, published in the journal Science Advances, provide the earliest clues…
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Scientists develop new material that captures CO2 and turns it into “useful organic chemicals”

(Natural News) Researchers from Japan and China have developed a new material that can suck carbon dioxide out of the air and convert it into organic matter. The material works as a “molecular” sieve and selectively captures carbon dioxide molecules As reported in a paper published in the journal Nature Communications, carbon dioxide that’s caught in the material can be transformed into an…
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Geologists may have found the remains of long-lost tectonic plate

(Natural News) Researchers from the University of Houston may have uncovered evidence of the Resurrection plate, a tectonic plate believed to have sunk into Earth’s mantle in the Pacific margin between 40 and 60 million years ago. A study published in the journal Geological Society of America Bulletin revealed that a massive chunk of rock below northern Canada closely matches…
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History repeats itself: 2 Survival lessons you must learn from the ongoing crisis in Venezuela

(Natural News) The “S” has really hit the fan in Venezuela. The economy has collapsed and millions of Venezuelans have fled the country to seek a better life. As food and access to healthcare have become scarce, once-eradicated diseases like cholera and malaria have returned, and children are dying due to hunger and malnutrition. More and more people are turning…
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The homesteader’s kitchen: Tools and ingredients you need to preserve food before SHTF

(Natural News) Food preservation will come in handy when SHTF. With resources running out, food that lasts a long time will help you better plan your meals and save what you’ve foraged or stockpiled for later consumption. But first, you’ll need certain tools and ingredients to preserve food. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) Dehydrator As its name suggests, a…
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Icy water detected in fresh moon craters may have several sources, suggest scientists

(Natural News) Researchers from Brown University and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) found that the icy water in the moon may have sources besides volcanism and meteorites. In a study published in the journal Icarus, the researchers revealed that the ice deposits in some of the moon’s south pole craters formed relatively recently, suggesting other processes must be…
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Emergency preparedness 101: How to encourage a hesitant partner to start prepping

(Natural News) It’s difficult to prep without your partner’s seal of approval. First, you two likely have a hand in each other’s finances, which means you need to talk to them first before making a big purchase. Second, you’ll be making drastic household and lifestyle changes that can cause a rift between the two of you if your partner…
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Prepping essentials: The medicinal and survival uses of baking soda

(Natural News) Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is a versatile household product with a variety of medicinal and practical uses. It’s used to eliminate bad odor, clean stains, soothe stomachache and even extinguish small fires. Such a multi-purpose product should automatically secure a spot in your survival stockpile. But if you’re still not convinced, here’s a list of some of the medicinal and…
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Scientists: Detecting mini black holes may indicate existence of parallel universes

(Natural News) An international team of researchers says that parallel universes may now be discovered through the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle smasher. The discovery rests upon whether scientists will be able to generate and detect mini black holes at a predicted energy level. In a study published in the Physics Letters B., the team…
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Shorebird breaks record for non-stop flight after flying from Alaska to New Zealand

(Natural News) A bar-tailed godwit breaks the world record for the longest shorebird flight after flying 75,000 miles nonstop. The male bird, which was named “4BBRW” for the blue, red and white rings on its legs, set off from Alaska on Sept. 16. It traveled eleven consecutive days before arriving in New Zealand. Scientists with the Global Flyway Network, a group of researchers who…
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