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Large predators are showing up in surprising places

Large predators are showing up in surprising places

Science
May 7 (UPI) -- Large predators are increasingly being spotted in places they're not traditionally found: killer whales in rivers, alligators on beaches and cougars far from the mountains.It's been suggested hunger and lack of prey have pushed predators into strange habitats, but new research suggests these species are recolonizing habitats they've lived and hunted in for centuries -- before they were pushed to the brink of extinction by humans.Finding large predators in new places isn't a sign of desperation, researchers argue, but evidence of rebounding populations."We can no longer chalk up a large alligator on a beach or coral reef as an aberrant sighting," Brian Silliman, a professor of marine conservation biology at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, said in a news ...
 6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day's Worth of Added Sugar

 6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day's Worth of Added Sugar

Health
You know that soda and candy are serious sugar bombs. And that added sugar hides in countless sneaky places. But did you know that you could max out your daily recommended limit with just a blueberry muffin, or a yogurt and fruit parfait? Yep, the American Heart Association recommends that women consume no more than six teaspoons, or 24 grams, of added sugar per day—and the six foods below can easily pack that much and more. Learn how to decode their nutrition labels, plus tips for choosing right-sized portions and less-sweet alternatives.If you're ready to cut way back on the sweet stuff, sign up for our 14-Day Sugar Detox! The challenge kicks off Monday.LemonadeSome of my clients think drinking lemonade is good for them, since lemons are full of vi
Surprising Jazz open playoffs against Thunder

Surprising Jazz open playoffs against Thunder

Sports
OKLAHOMA CITY -- After losing Gordon Hayward to the Boston Celtics in the offseason, it looked like it would be a long shot for the Utah Jazz to make the playoffs. But after a rough start, the Jazz won 29 of 34 games before losing their regular-season finale to drop to the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference. They'll open the playoffs Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena against the Oklahoma City Thunder, a team that looked like a lock to not only make the playoffs but compete atop the conference. But the Thunder didn't solidify their place in the playoffs until a win in the next-to-last game of the season. The series is one of the more intriguing first-round matchups, with Utah's 7-foot-1 center Rudy Gobert providing a rim-protecting presence to combat Thunder superstar point guard Russell ...
Healthy or Harmful? 5 Surprising Nutrients You Can Overdo

Healthy or Harmful? 5 Surprising Nutrients You Can Overdo

Health
We've all been schooled about the unhealthy things we should limit, like sugar and sodium. But there are also some healthy things that, in excess, can do more harm than good. In other words, even when a nutrient is vital, more isn't necessarily better. Here are the risks associated with going overboard on five key nutrients--some of them may take you by surprise.Omega-3 fatty acidsThese healthy fats help fight inflammation, a known trigger of aging and disease, and they've been tied to a host of health benefits, from reducing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and depression, to maintaining healthy skin and supporting brain function. But new research has found that too much omega-3 may alter immune function, and disrupt the body's ability to fend off viral or bacterial infections....