INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
Researchers in the U.K. have developed a vegetable called super broccoli designed to fight heart disease. Not to be outdone, researchers in America have developed a way to stuff an Oreo inside another Oreo.
Alzheimer’s disease is currently listed as the sixth leading cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But new research suggests that it may be responsible for almost as many deaths as the top two, heart disease and cancer. Read more
The brains of people with insomnia have more plasticity--they're more active and flexible--than those of people who sleep well, according to new research. Read more
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In 18 stores in Springfield, Massachusetts, individually packaged frozen foods go on sale for the first time. They’re called “Birds Eye Frosted Foods” after Clarence Birdseye, who developed a process for quick freezing fresh food after seeing Eskimos in the Arctic thawing and eating naturally frozen fish. The first line of frozen foods includes several different kinds of meat, spinach and peas, fruits and berries, oysters and, of course, fish. With a few months, sales take off. Read more