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Experiments psychologists from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Oxford say that the color of the cup matters in the flavor of hot chocolate - it tastes better in an orange or cream colored plastic cup than in a white or red one. 

Our senses perceive food in a different way depending on the characteristics of the container from which we eat and drink, they say.  They conducted an experiment in which 57 participants had to evaluate samples of hot chocolate served in four different types of plastic cup. They were the same size but of different colors: white, cream, red and orange with white on the inside. 

Merck Serono, a division of Germany's Merck, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Rebif(R) Rebidose(R) (interferon beta-1a), a single-use auto-injector for the self-administration of Rebif, a disease-modifying drug used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). 

A saying goes, "as long as there are tests, there will be prayer in public schools", but they meant that students would look for help wherever they could get it.  But a subset of people felt it also reflected a fairly uniform view about school prayer: though federal law does not endorse a national religion, schools are funded and controlled by school districts and religious Americans generally approved of it.

Not so much any more; over the last two generations sharp differences in school-prayer support between different generations and their religious denominations are evident, according to survey results. 

A new study, believed to the largest randomized trial to directly compare changes in body composition induced by comparable amounts of time, has found that aerobic training is better than resistance training for weight- and fat loss. 

They measured time spent doing aerobic and resistant training, or both in combination, among previously inactive overweight or obese non-diabetic adults.  

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BPA - Bisphenol A - has been besieged by so much negative public relations that it is almost indefensible. Like smoking, people are going to blame it for everything they can. 
 
But research is sometimes about inconvenient truths and so a three-year study using more than 2,800 mice that was not able to replicate a series of previous studies finding harm has to be mentioned.  The authors are quick to note they are not declaring BPA safe, rather just that they could not reproduce the developmental effects of BPA in babies in the womb - which used to be the definition of safe. The estrogenic compound found in plants, genistein, was also studied and results of other studies could not be reproduced.