Author: Science Daily

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Teens consumed more unhealthy foods and beverages on days they were exposed to violence, and suffered from fatigue due to poor sleep the following day, according to a new study. Those behaviors, especially increased soda consumption, are important predictors of weight gain.

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A new study — which creates automatic tools for signal analysis and linguistic assessment — uncovers how media communicates about gender, race and age finding that in the majority of films, females roles are not central to the plot.

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Choosing between sex or sleep presents a behavioral quandary for many species, including the fruit fly. A multi-institution team has found that, in Drosophila at least, males and females deal with these competing imperatives in fundamentally different ways.