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Is Global Warming Creating Penguin Winners And Losers?

Researchers look to ancient melts to predict which species might survive in the present<p>Planetary temperatures warmed up naturally thousands of years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age. Some Antarctic penguin populations flourished under the changes. 11,000 years later, however, some Adélie and …

Climate Change

50 Drinks That Won't Give You a Gut This Summer

<i>This article was written by Bobby Box. Check out the original article on AskMen for the full list of low calorie summer drinks.</i><p>Summer and alcohol go together better than two hardship-stricken lovers in a Nicholas Sparks novel. It's no secret that people in general like to 'indulge' in a few patio …

Your (Not So) "Bee-Friendly" Plants

Bee-harming pesticides in our lavender and daisies? In the same week that an international body of scientists released a comprehensive global assessment of the harms of pesticides to bees, a new report shows that these very same pesticides are found in many of our backyard plants -- at levels of …

Genetically Altered Bacteria Prevent Mice From Getting Fat

The microbes appear to live in the gut and prevent obesity for up to four weeks.<p>By feeding mice a genetically modified version of <i>E. coli</i>, a bacterium that naturally lives in human and mice guts, scientists were able to prevent the animals from gaining as much weight as mice not given the treatment. …

E.coli

After 28 years with a flawed toxics law, finally a result

If you thought trichloroethylene is bad, you’re right – and the federal government agrees.<p>Here’s what’s new: For the first time in nearly three …

Why I Feed My Kids Organic Vegetables—and Processed Candy

Yes—you should feed your kids vegetables and healthy food. But a little indulgence should never be a bad thing.<p>As far as I’m concerned, <b>parenting is a series of well-informed but ultimately arbitrary decisions</b>. At least, that’s how I've approached my kids' relationship to food. It’s not that we …

Food

Binge drinking, other alcohol excesses kill 88,000 a year, study finds

The death toll from binge drinking and other forms of excessive alcohol use in the United States is just shy of 88,000 per year, according to a new nationwide analysis.<p>Those casualties erased more than 2.5 million years of life that would have been lived each year had victims not been killed in …

Alcohol

Millions Of Crop-Devouring Caterpillars Invade West Africa

It sounds like a scene ripped from a hysterical sci-fi thriller — thousands of people fleeing their homes as an army of ravenous caterpillars take …

HOW TO: Make homemade sunburn soother to heal & repair your skin

Ouch! You played too long in the sun, and now you and your little ones have a nasty sunburn or heat rash. But don't go shopping for a chemical-laden …

Wettest Place on Earth

The Mediterranean Diet for Every Day: 4 Weeks of Recipes & Meal Plans to Lose Weight

• <b>Author:</b> Telamon Press<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>Experience the amazing benefits of the Mediterranean Diet in just one month.<p>The Mediterranean Diet is certified as one of the healthiest diets by trusted organizations from the American Heart Association to the Mayo Clinic. With a focus on flavorful …

Laughter Meditation for Parents and Kids

I first heard about laughter meditation when my son was 5 years old. Like all children, he loved to laugh, play, dance, sing, have fun. He was a natural and highlighted how much I had lost touch with those qualities in myself. Enter the laughter meditation (instructions at end of blog), which gave …

Buddhify 2 brings mindfulness meditation to iOS

This excellent app helps beginners learn how (and why) to adopt this importance practice, which can help both mental and physical health.<p>Buddhify 2 for iOS is an app that teaches mindfulness-based meditation through a series of guided lessons.<p>Meditation? Please. I'm not a hippie or a Buddhist, or a …

5 Essential Yoga Principles for Positive Thinking

<b>‘You are what you think!</b>’<p>This statement is true when it comes to positive thinking.<br>Being positive is a state of mind. It is the ‘feel good’ factor …

The Power of Mantra

The sages tell us that our essential nature is truth, consciousness, and bliss, and that the source of our misery is estrangement from our essential …

Your Garden of Thoughts: Keeping Your Mind Weed-Free

<b>“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” ~Buddha</b><p>Imagine your mind as a garden. …

How to Use Meditation to Dominate Negativity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’m sure there have been at least a few times in your life when a negative response has made matters worse.<p>Let’s say you’re working on a complicated …

Questions and Answers: A Beginners Guide to Meditation

In an extract from her just-published book, Inspiration Meditation, (part of the Go Creative! series) Orna Ross, bestselling novelist and poet and …

Emotional Expression of Self

First things first: What the heck does emotional expression of self mean? It's pretty simple actually; emotional expression of self is being free with your emotions. It's understanding what you're feeling, letting the important people in your life know how you feel, and being open to both physical …

10 Ways To Be More Mindful And Improve Your Overall Well-Being

The benefits of mindfulness are plenty and have been clinically proven to improve a wide range of clinical disorders, including chronic pain, anxiety …

Mindfulness

A Tiny Rabbit Pacemaker That Charges Wirelessly

The technique could soon power implants in humans.<p>Scientists have implanted a tiny pacemaker in a rabbit and wirelessly powered it to regulate the animal's heart beat. It's the first time such a device has been powered this way in a living animal, suggesting that the same technique could run …

Stanford University

530-Pound Exosuit Will Uncover New Life at 1,000 Feet Under the Sea

This July, deep-sea diver Mike Lombardi plans to plunge 1,000 feet below the sea in a newly-designed, high tech “Exosuit” that will take him hundreds …

Shipwrecks

How to learn like a memory champion

Companies are creating learning aids that tap the science of memories, says David Robson. Do they work in the classroom?<p>For most of his 20s, Ed Cooke had been hovering around the top 10 of the World Memory Championships. His achievements included memorising 2,265 binary digits in 30 minutes and the …

Oxford University

Boy Meets Painting. Painting Grabs Boy. Boy Mystified

Here's what I remember: The day it happened, I was around 8 years old, which puts me in the second grade. It was definitely a Sunday (because we never went anywhere on Saturdays). My dad had decided to take me to the Museum of Modern Art to see some paintings, and I always liked going places with …

The Woman Who Can Will Herself Out Of Her Body

The case of the voluntary out-of-body experience.<p>After a class on out-of-body experiences, a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa came forward to researchers to say that she could have these voluntarily, usually before sleep. "She appeared surprised that not everyone could …

The Brain

The Woman Who Thinks She Can Will Herself Out of Her Body

"Hold on just a second," you're thinking to yourself (I am not a psychic but I occasionally play one in blog posts). "Didn't I already read this article on Popular Science?"<p>No, friend: you read an article written by Douglas Main titled "The Woman Who Can Will Herself Out Of Her Body," which differs …

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

The Amazing Race Is in Malaysia! Here's Where Chowhounds Eat

Nobody knows global travel like CBS’s <i>The Amazing Race</i>, just like nobody knows food adventures like Chowhound. To celebrate great food <i>and</i> great …

Kuala Lumpur