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Essential Science: Algorithm provides caffeine in-take strategy

For many people caffeine is an effective stimulant, providing much needed alertness. But when is the best time drink coffee? And how can you avoid drinking too much? An algorithm has the answers.

New York authorities bust international Khat ring

New York - New York authorities announced on Friday that 17 people have been charged with allegedly running an international drug ring, trafficking in tons of Khat, a plant chewed as a stimulant that is illegal in some countries, including the U.S.

Caffeine could improve memory

Drinking coffee straight after studying might help people remember information later, a new study suggests. With drinking coffee before studying, there was no improvement.

Does caffeine pose a risk during pregnancy?

Caffeine during pregnancy could be bad for pregnant women. Scientists found the stimulant altered the brain cells of newborns whose moms had consumed caffeine during and after pregnancy.

Rare Indian turtles sold as sex stimulant rescued

About 2,000 rare freshwater turtles, whose meat is sold as an aphrodisiac on the black market, were rescued from poachers in a north Indian town on Monday after a tip-off from a resident, police said.

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Photo of locals in Yemen  with the caption: We love khat.
Photo of locals in Yemen, with the caption: We love khat.
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