Grandma's Moving...Into Your Backyard
It is no longer called the mother-in-law’s room or the guest house, now it is called the “granny pod.” These tiny homes are put in the backyard so an aging parent or loved one does not have to live in a nursing home.Read more
The Tree of Life Gets a Makeover
If you’re like most of us, you’ve always envisioned the Tree of Life as a tree right? Well, now we can look at it as bacteria that create the trees. Scientists have found that all basis of life is made up of the bacteria and archaea or cells and eukaryotes.Read more
Night of the Walking Dead (Crabs)
In Panama, where the sky is blue and balmy and the water is turquoise and calm, we fantasize of paradise. But beneath the surface lies another picture altogether. Turbid waters stirred up by thousands of creeping crabs. The seafloor is covered with millions of them. As they march toward their destinations, the crabs stir up a fine dust of silt, swarming like ants or arachnids. Since the crab is a member of the arachnid family, maybe we should not be so quick to think this out of the ordinary.
All Dogs Deserve a Second Chance
Yes, you can believe your eyes, there are 700 stray animals that make a home here in Costa Rica. This animal paradise, better known as Territorio de Zaguates or Land of the Strays, is on top of a beautiful mountain, located only about an hour away from San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica.
The Future is Now: Erasing Memories
How many of us have always wished we could forget something, only to have it keep returning with fresh pain? Well, there may be hope for the hopeless. There may be a drug for you that will help with just that; bad memories. In order to gain new memories, we must delete old ones, says Cornelius Gross of European Molecular Biology Laboratory. And he thinks he knows how to do it.Read more
When Wasps Attack!
With summer on its way, it is time to think about bug protection. Wasp attacks happen so quickly and so fast it’s hard to prepare. Now is the time to recognize and understand why wasps attack, and how you can avoid them altogether.
Is Keeping Track Getting You Off Track?
Keeping track of your fitness may be what is throwing you off of your fitness game. The constant monitoring can make exercise a drag instead of a joy. Especially if you constantly check your tracker to make sure you are always achieving the best workout possible.
Coral in the Amazon
Although discovered in an expedition in the year of 2012, this huge coral reef would be known publicly known until its publication in the journal Science Advances. The trip’s main goals was to figure out how the plume in the Amazon -The place where salt water mixes with fresh water, affects the way the ocean absorbs carbon dioxide.Read more
Listeria Recall: What You Need to Know
If you’ve recently bought any product, specifically frozen vegetables from the brands Wellsley Farms Organic, True Goodness, Organic by Nature and Schwan’s Frozen Vegetables; than be wary it could contain Listeria monocytogenes. These pathogens can cause influenza-like symptoms, such as, persisting fever, feeling weak, stiff necks, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, headaches and ⅕ of the times, death. In pregnant women it could cause miscarriage, premature birth and infections. Read more
The High Cost of Moral Satisfaction
What would you prefer? A fresh, just plucked apple? Or a week old apple? Of course you’ll prefer the freshest? But what if one would be significantly more expensive than the other? Maybe 12 to 25% percent more expensive? Then you’d be a little more hesitant right?
Do you imagine completing a 62 hour flight with a gallon of gasoline? No? Impossible, right? How about half a gallon? Less? Well it obviously is impossible for a airplane to fly without any fuel to propel its flight, but what about solar energy? Arguably the most common form of eco-friendly form of energy available for mankind today and the cheapest too (compared to other forms of obtaining energy). Then why aren’t we using it more of it? Read more
Information and the Internet: How to Separate Fact From Fiction
The Internet is undoubtedly the means of communication that transmits more information today than whatever has been transmitted in the past thousand years through any other mean that mankind has created ever. Its cost, its effectivity and its reach is what has made it the king of any form of communication ever and it is because of the same reason that it’s so hard to find a piece of legitimate information that has been proven to be truthful. How can we trust something that anybody could have modified? That’s why, when we stumble upon pages that we can trust, it almost feels like stepping on an oasis in the desert.Read more