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July 2, 2013
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Big feet preference in rural Indonesia defies one-size-fits-all theory of attractiveness

People in most cultures view women with small feet as attractive. Like smooth skin or an hourglass figure, petite feet signal a potential mate’s youth and fertility. Because they signal reproductive potential, a preference for mates with these qualities may … Continue reading

February 25, 2013
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Malawi’s Bountiful Harvests and Healthier Children

In Malawi, the fields are full ­– and so are the children. Through research led by Michigan State University, crop yields have increased dramatically. The children of Ekwendi, Malawi, also have gained weight and are taller. These improvements bring smiles … Continue reading

December 11, 2011
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Chinese Health Coverage Improves With Government Efforts

*A new study of health insurance in nine Chinese provinces shows that individual coverage surged within a two-year time frame, from 2004-2006, coinciding with new government interventions designed to improve access to health care. The changes were most dramatic in … Continue reading

November 21, 2011
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UTM Study Raises Questions About When and Where Soybeans Were Domesticated

If you like tofu, tempeh, edamame or miso soup, you’re a fan of soybeans. But the significance of this legume goes far beyond a few culinary treats — soybeans rank seventh among world crops for tonnage harvested. Now, a new … Continue reading