The vitamin everyone needs to take

Dirty air is bad for everyone. Linked to higher risks of heart attacks and strokes in adults, air pollution from highways, industrial factories and wood smoke has even been found to cause behavioral problems in children born to mothers with high exposure. Most of the time, the only way to counteract the damage that particulate […]

Your sixth sense may be related to a gene

Walking and dancing. Typing on a keyboard or climbing Mount Everest. You use your “sixth sense” — your body’s uncanny ability to sense where it is in space — to perform everything from normal activities to great feats of athleticism. Scientists have known about this ability, called proprioception, for more than a century, but they […]

Scientists have just teleported quantum information over a record 7 kilometers

  Last year scientists managed to teleport photons over 100 kilometers, smashing previous records. While impressive, their method used lasers to control the entanglement of the particles involved. This allowed them to achieve successful teleportation over a vast distance, but it’s not a practical methodology for putting this technology to use. But now scientists have […]

The secret ingredient in the Mediterranean diet.

You’ve probably heard of the Mediterranean diet. It’s touted everywhere from morning news shows to magazine articles as one of the most healthful eating styles around, but you may not know how or why this diet — which is filled with fruits and vegetables from places like Italy, Greece and Turkey — is so good […]

What is immunotherapy and does it work?

Immunotherapy treatments are having their moment in the spotlight thanks to high-profile success stories and an influx of new cash and innovations in research. Former President Jimmy Carter announced that he was cancer-free just seven months after telling the world that his advanced-stage melanoma had spread to his brain. His remission is, at least in […]

Solar plane finishes historic flight around entire world

After flying across four continents, three seas, two oceans and covering 26,098 miles, Solar Impulse 2 finished its trip around the world on July 26 in Abu Dhabi, the same city where the journey began on March 9, 2015. Bertrand Piccard, who has alternated piloting duties with Andre Borschberg, made the landing. The Solar Impulse […]

Breakthrough study reveals why we sleep

The average human spends 26 years of their lives sleeping. That’s a lot of z’s, and for what? Interestingly, the question of why we sleep is one of the great mysteries of biology. Most theorists believe that sleep is of particular importance to the health of our brains or nervous system. After all, the effects […]

Bees have trouble foraging when air pollution rises.

Bees have a laundry list of problems going against them these days. Among them is air pollution, and a new study shows just how air pollution is affecting bees’ ability to find food. By studying how changes in air chemistry affect foraging patterns of bees, researchers from Penn State illustrate that a rise in air […]

Alternative medicine is now a $30 billion industry. But does it work?

Report finds that 59 million Americans use complementary medicine. Alternative medicine is big business in the U.S. A new report found that Americans spent more than $30 billion on alternative therapies in 2015. That includes treatments such as homeopathy and acupuncture as well as supplements, yoga and meditation. The report, released jointly by the National […]

Tepache: Meet your kombucha replacement

PREP TIME 15 minutes YIELD About 3 quarts EQUIPMENT Chef’s knife Small saucepan Wooden spoon or spatula Cutting board Newspaper (optional) 1 gallon-sized Mason jar with spigot and lid INGREDIENTS 10 cups filtered water 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cinnamon stick 6 whole cloves 1 whole organic pineapple with skin, cubed, trimmed top and […]