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D.C.'s first 'spidernaut' dies unexpectedly Monday

The National Museum of Natural History announced that Nefertiti, the "spidernaut" died Monday before the museum opened to the public.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 02:45pm EST

Tags: spider, Space, international space station, science experiment, YouTube, Randi Martin

Help for what ails you may be in the refrigerator

Asparagus, lemons, coffee and liver may cure your ailments.

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 03:57am EST

Tags: food cures, Randi Martin, hangover cure, vegetables, asparagus, coffee

A food fight takes flight over poultry regulations

A proposal to update federal poultry inspection regulations is opposed by a coalition of public health and consumer groups who say the rules would increase the risk of food-borne illness and risk the welfare of processing plant workers.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 08:07pm EST

Tags: Randi Martin, poultry, USDA food inspections, public health, federal food regulations

Dating site encourages daters to get creative

Whether users seek a visit to the Crepe Cart at Eastern Market or seeing the pandas at National Zoo, a dating site wants singles to get creative.

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 01:36pm EDT

Tags: dating, Randi Martin, how about we

Value of omega-3 fatty acids outweighs mercury in fish

Eating fish is good, but eating the right kind is even better.

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 07:06am EDT

Tags: Fish, Randi Martin, mercury, Omega-3

Study: Less may be more when it comes to working out

Intense exercise may prove to be counter- productive for men in their 20s and 30s.

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 11:13am EDT

Tags: weight loss, Randi Martin, exercise, working out, university of copenhagen

Taking vacation benefits employee and employer

Americans are skipping vacations, a study finds. But skipping the time off might not be a good idea.

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 06:36am EDT

Tags: vacation, chicago tribune, Randi Martin, Paul Spiegelman

Yo-yo dieting may not be so bad after all

Yo-yo dieting, the act of repeatedly and quickly losing and gaining weight, doesn't impact future weight loss in women who've gone through menopause, a new study finds.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 06:20am EDT

Tags: metabolism, weight loss, dieting, Randi Martin

FDA approves 'intelligent' pill that reports back to doctors

Digital medication may be the new remedy for those who often forget to take daily medication. The FDA recently approved digestible microchips. The chips could change how doctors prescribe medication in the future.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 08:12am EDT

Tags: proteus, Randi Martin, Proteus Biomedical, digital pill

Do CFL bulbs damage skin?

Energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs are more energy efficient, but new research indicates they can exacerbate existing skin conditions.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 08:17am EDT

Tags: cfl bulbs, georgetown skin, compact fluorescent light, Randi Martin

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