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Submission + - Diet Soda Makes Lab Rats Fat

ChromaticDragon writes: Purdue University researchers have determined that artificial sweeteners seem to make lab rats fat . If you haven't been able to get your rats to shed those grams after switching them to Diet Mountain Dew, know you know why. Apparently, they still think they're hungry. Saccharin just isn't satisfying. Silly rats.

Of course, some people also think this sheds some light on why there is somewhat of a correlation between diet soda consumption and obesity in humans. I imagine things are quite a bit more complicated with humans.

Submission + - Galaxy sans Dark Matter (

ChromaticDragon writes: Apparently some astronomers have crunched some numbers on a galaxy to discover that its rotation can be fully explained by the gravity of the observable matter — in effect, this galaxy seems to lack dark matter.

It would seem that this shouldn't necessarily come as a total surprise given that supposedly one of stronger observations of Dark Matter was the Bullet Cluster where supposedly a good deal of Dark Matter and good old fashion regular matter had separated.

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