I love coffee, whole-heartedly and irrevocably. I love the way it smells, tastes, and the way it makes me feel. I drink it every day and I probably won’t ever stop. I’m telling you this to illustrate that I’m not discouraging caffeine consumption—that would be hypocritical and insane. I am, however, pointing out that there may be times when we shouldn’t drink it, according to recent science.
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Have you used your cell phone today? Eaten an apple? How about turned on a light?
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Brain Freeze, a.ka. the ice cream headache, is a common type of head pain. Most of us know to expect this familiar stabbing sensation a few seconds after quickly ingesting large amounts of a cold treat. You know this, yet you don’t let this stop you from living your life— you eat ice cream the only way you know how: rapidly and without qualms.
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CU biologists recently shed new light on a longstanding mystery – why some of our DNA comes only from our mothers, and not from our fathers.
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