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Ban on trans fats linked to fewer heart attacks, strokes

Ban on trans fats linked to fewer heart attacks, strokes

People in a number of New York counties suffered fewer heart attacks and strokes after local authorities imposed bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods, a new survey revealed.

Artificial trans fats are also known as trans fatty acids, which are produced in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils in order to make them more solid. These fats increases the risk of developing heart disease and stroke by boosting bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and lower good cholesterol levels (HDL).

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April’s baby is kicking, just not coming out: zoo officials say

April’s baby is kicking, just not coming out: zoo officials say

For millions of animal lovers, day begins and ends with a check on April the giraffe as the pregnant creature is showing no sign of going into active labor well after she was initially expected to give birth.

Veterinarian at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y., said in a new statement that April and her baby are healthy. However, they also expressed concern that it is not coming out.

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Researchers store human-generated data in DNA

Researchers store human-generated data in DNA

As existing storage technologies are having a hard time keeping up with ever increasing data, scientists are trying to find a solution in biology rather than computers.

DNA molecules use biological codes to store genetic information, but a team of scientists in New York has unveiled a new technique that can allow humans to use DNA for storing human-generated data.

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Video of ‘Mr. Humpback’ alligator goes viral

Video of ‘Mr. Humpback’ alligator goes viral

A short video of a gigantic alligator strolling across a grassy trail at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland has drawn worldwide gasps.

The 30-second video was shot by Kim Joiner on Sunday at the county environmental reserve, which is quite popular among nature lovers who visit the reserve to see birds and other wildlife. The wild creature seen in the footage is a 12-foot-long bull alligator nicknamed “Mr. Humpback” by visitors.

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