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Wiping out the gut microbiome could help with heart failure: Tracing the surprising connections between the gut, immune system and heart

Tracing the surprising connections between the gut, immune system and heart<p>The bacteria that reside on and within our bodies are known to have a …

Immune System

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain's Silent Killers

Read an Excerpt<p>Grain Brain<p>The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers<p><b>By David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg, Peter</b> …

Diabetes

Graphene 'a game-changer' in making building with concrete greener

Form of carbon incorporated into concrete created stronger, more water-resistant composite material that could reduce emissions<p>The novel “supermaterial” graphene could hold the key to making one of the oldest building materials greener, new scientific research suggests.<p>Graphene has been …

Engineering

Mum, 82, who couldn't recognise her own son due to dementia gets memory back - after changing her diet

An 82-year-old dementia sufferer who failed to recognise her own son has incredibly got her memory back after changing her diet.<p>When his mother's …

Dementia

Evaporative off-grid toilets don't need plumbing, water or electricity

2.6 billion people around the planet don’t have access to safe toilets. Not only does this impact health, but empowerment as well: women and girls …

Off-grid

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Theology

HOW TO: Make no-bake energizing vegan oat balls

If you've been wanting to add more seeds or oats to your family's diet, these delicious vegan energy balls are the perfect snack for you. They are …

Breakfast

Know Your Programs And Who Is Behind Them

AARP is apparently not working alone, and yes, they have been to Bedford<p>In a March 18 Union Leader article entitled <i>"NH Senior Notes: AARP session on</i> …

City Politics

How Famine Under the Nazis Revealed the Cause of Celiac Disease

A food shortage helped one doctor prove his theory.<p>In the winter of 1944, the city of the Hague was going hungry. In fact, all the cities of the …

Nobel Prize

When Rome Fell, the Chief Culprits Were Climate and Disease. Sound Familiar?

Pundits who blame 21st-century-style moral rot miss the big picture, a new book argues. Against plague and drought, the empire never stood a …

Ancient History

Why You Need to Know About Nightshade Foods

If you've clicked on this because you haven't the slightest idea what a nightshade food is, you're not alone. My primary motivation for writing this …

Nutrition

Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Quantum physics made fun

Clifford V. Johnson adopts the graphic novel approach, while Philip Ball decides which myths need busting<p>We all know that physics and maths can be pretty weird, but these three books tackle their mind-bending subjects in markedly contrasting ways. Clifford V. Johnson’s <i>The Dialogues</i> is a graphic …

Quantum Mechanics

Why Coffee Could Be the Opposite of Cannabis

What does coffee have to do with cannabis? According to a new study, your morning joe causes a drop in the levels of certain substances that are …

What Is SIBO–and Could It Be Causing Your Digestive Issues?

Having bacteria in your gut is a good thing–as long as it’s the right bacteria in the right place.<p>But people with a condition called small intestinal …

The Plague Inspired Da Vinci To Design A City. We Should Steal His Ideas

The bubonic plague spread, in part, because of poor urban planning. Leonardo da Vinci came up with a series of alternative designs that hold valuable lessons for today’s cities, as they face challenges from climate change to self-driving cars.<p>Leonardo da Vinci survived a series of bubonic plagues …

Da Vinci

Do This 20-Minute Morning Routine Before Answering A Single Email

The most creative teams at Herman Miller warm up in the morning by playing around with the tools of their craft.<p>In 1957, the designers Charles and Ray Eames created a “Solar Do-Nothing Machine” for the Aluminum Company of America. It’s a solar-powered gizmo whose artful welter of spinning …

Visual Design

New nanowood insulation is more environmentally friendly than Styrofoam

Scientists have created a new insulating material from wood that bests Styrofoam: it’s “stronger and much more environmentally friendly,” according …

Rain or shine: new solar cell captures energy from raindrops

New device is designed to prevent power output plummeting when the sun isn’t shining – but practical application is still some years off<p>A solar panel that can generate electricity from falling raindrops has been invented, enabling power to flow even when skies cloud over or the sun has set.<p>Solar …

Clean Energy

The economist Joseph Stiglitz explains why he thinks the late Milton Friedman's ideas have contributed to rising inequality in the US

At the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January, Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget made the case why it's time for a "better capitalism."<p>The current state of inequality in the United States, he explained, is largely linked to a reaction to 1970s stagnation that has …

Economics

Why Our Ancestors Were Protected From Alzheimer’s

A pair of Harvard researchers is challenging what we think we understood about Alzheimer’s—and might have stumbled on a big clue for a …

New hybrid solar panel harvests energy from raindrops

A team of Chinese engineers have created a new hybrid solar panel that can also harvest energy from raindrops. This new technology takes advantage of …

Plastic-fishing group in Amsterdam turns trash into contemporary furniture

If we remove plastic from the world’s waterways, what happens to it next? Amsterdam-based Plastic Whale – the “first professional plastic-fishing …

HOW TO: Make Indonesian-style veggie stir-fry with tempeh and peanut sauce

In Indonesia, tempeh skewers, served with a dipping sauce, are a popular snack food sold by street vendors. Here, we’ve taken the same ingredients, …

Food Trucks

Teenager suffers two strokes and needs heart surgery because her braces were tightened

<b>A teenage girl had to undergo open heart surgery after suffering two strokes because her braces had been tightened to fix wonky teeth.</b><p>Leah Kitchen, …

Blood test developed by Irish scientists can diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease

A blood test that can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages and predict how it will progress has been developed by Irish scientists, <i>writes</i> …

Groundbreaking new energy storage device charges up in just 20 seconds

A new aqueous energy storage device can be fully charged in a mere 20 seconds – and it could be cheaper than today’s lithium batteries. Korea …

Want Sustainable Clothing? It's Time to Meet Regenerative Fiber

By Valerie Vande Panne<p>Do you know where your clothes came from?<p>No, not the store, the label or the brand. Or China, India or Vietnam.<p>I mean, do you …

To Fight Pollution, He's Reinventing The Mongolian Tent

It takes the taxi driver three tries to find the neighborhood and at least another three wrong turns on narrow unpaved roads before he locates the company's front gate. Each time he gets turned around the driver reaches for a cell phone. On the other end of the line Odgerel Gamsukh directs the …

Pollution

Vanilla Olive Oil Cake with Cherry & Raspberry Frosting (gluten free)

Up on the blog today, we have an olive oil cake.<p>I would love to say I planned an <i>olive oil</i> cake. I didn’t. Nope, <i>my</i> plan was to use butter. Only some …