Saturated Fat Could Kill Your Focus, Animals Have Regional Accents, and Rings Around Mars

Learn about how saturated fat can make it harder for you to focus; why it matters that animals have regional accents; and why Mars used to have rings.

A single meal high in saturated fat could make it harder to focus by Kelsey Donk

  • Our ability to focus may falter after eating one meal high in saturated fat. (2020). EurekAlert! 
  • Madison, A. A., Belury, M. A., Andridge, R., Shrout, M. R., Renna, M. E., Malarkey, W. B., Bailey, M. T., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2020). Afternoon distraction: a high-saturated-fat meal and endotoxemia impact postmeal attention in a randomized crossover trial. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 111(6), 1150–1158. 

Many Animals Have Regional Accents by Samantha Suarez

Four of the eight planets have rings. Mars used to be the fifth. by Cameron Duke

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