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Traditional Ways to Beat the Heat
As the dog days of summer descend upon us, we are lucky to have the option to seek refuge in air conditioned spaces; but how did our ancestors beat the heat? With looming threats of...
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Starlings Form a Teaspoon in the Sky, Captured by Israeli Photographer
Seeing a million birds moving as one is an astounding demonstration of how animals unite and coordinate with one another in ways humans could only dream of. When an Israeli photographer went bird watching last...
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Does Busyness Hinder Your Productivity? 5 Steps to Avoid Burnout
It is a common perception that being busy is a sign of productivity; yet when we take on too much, we may feel overwhelmed and struggle to avoid burnout.  With the countless possibilities offered by...
Scientists drew inspiration from coffee and gummy candy to develop a novel delivery mechanism for carbon monoxide in gut disease treatment.
How Coffee and Gummy Candy Inspired Innovative Carbon Monoxide Delivery in Treatment of Gut Diseases
Normally thought of as a poison, carbon monoxide (CO) is a “colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by burning gasoline, wood, propane, charcoal or other fuel.” At high concentrations, CO can build up in the blood,...
Xanthan gum, a food additive, may be altering the human gut microbiome, especially for the vegan diet.
How Does Xanthan Gum Alter Our Gut?
Many who live in industrialized countries may not have heard of xanthan gum by name, but have likely consumed it. Found in several processed foods such as soups, ice cream, and fruit juices, in personal...
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Survival Tips for Serious Gardeners: Poison Ivy, Ticks and More
Gardening is a great way to get in touch with nature, grow amazing produce, beautify your neighborhood, and attract wildlife; but even the most benevolent activities come with pitfalls. While there are elements of the...
Research shows that blue spaces featuring water can really help human happiness and wellbeing
Blue Spaces Are Associated With Happiness, Research Shows
Stress levels, anxiety, and depression have been on the rise in recent years due to factors such as the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) pandemic, travel restrictions, and constant policy changes. Scientists from Malaysia and Australia...
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The Unfortunate Facts About Sports Drinks
Sports drinks have become key allies for high-performance athletes. Offering a wide selection of enticing flavors — like “arctic blitz” and “mountain berry blast” — eye-catching colors and added vitamins, these drinks are designed to...
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History Reveals an Ancient Digital Device Stored in the Pocket: The Human Hand
While the human hand is the obvious tool of choice for an astounding number of physical tasks, it was once commonly used as a mnemonic device. Historical records demonstrate the utility of our five fingers...
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Independence Day–History, Tradition, Inspiration
Regarding Independence Day, most Americans would agree that we owe our freedom largely to The Declaration of Independence, a document written nearly 250 years ago that officially separated us from England; yet another document may...
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Should We Evaluate Animal Intelligence in Assessing the Value of Non-human Life?
As our understanding of animal intelligence and capabilities grows, a growing number of scientists have begun to rethink the way animal cognition is assessed, resulting in compelling findings about unique animal capabilities that surpass human...
Young Origami Artist Achieves Astounding Detail With Clashing Paper Knights
Origami is a centuries-old art that requires focus, attention to detail, and, most importantly, vision. One young origami artist conceived a plan for an intricate pattern that would take him years to complete. The result...