Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Study: Artificial sweeteners toxic to digestive gut bacteria

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Study: Artificial sweeteners toxic to digestive gut bacteria

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Sharon Pruitt | Getty Images ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS commonly used in foods and drinks have a toxic effect on digestive gut microbes. According to a study published in the journal Molecules, researchers found that six common artificial sweeteners approved by the Food and Drug Administration and 10 sport supplements that contained them were found to be…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Pioneering study finds more than 200,000 rats in Barcelona’s sewers

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Pioneering study finds more than 200,000 rats in Barcelona’s sewers

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Many urban legends hold that there are more sewer rats than people in any given city, but there is no scientific basis for this claim. The fact is, very few of the world’s large metropolises have attempted to tally the number of rodents running around their underground networks. But Barcelona has just become one of…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Google-Funded Study Finds Cash Beats Typical Development Aid

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Google-Funded Study Finds Cash Beats Typical Development Aid

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Traditional international aid programs typically offer some combination of clean water, livestock, textbooks, and nutritional supplements. A new study funded by Google.org and the US Agency for International Development asks whether the poor would benefit more if they were given cash and free to spend the money as they see fit.A number of studies on…