Erick Navarro

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NASA is offering $30k to the person who solves its space poop problem

Space travel presents scientists with seemingly infinite challenges. Aside from the technological feat of getting astronauts off the planet, scientists have to figure out how to keep them healthy with no-gravity exercise, clean air, and nutrition once they’re up in space.<p>But there’s one …

Space Science

25 Key Fitness Terms Everyone Should Know Before They Step Foot In A Gym

Gym membership—check. Sneakers—check. A total-body workout pulled up on your phone—check. A compound-exercise circuit—WTF? Sometimes it seems like …

FOCUS: Brain Foods That Help You Concentrate

<i>Ginseng, Fish, Berries, or Caffeine?</i><p><i>Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements, and you’ll trust they can do everything from sharpen</i> …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

Research

Do Your Math Carefully to Figure Out if Hybrids Are Worth the Added Cost

When Toyota launched an all-new version of its popular Prius hybrid last year, it delivered a 10 percent increase in fuel economy, to an average 55 mpg. But as good as that might sound, a new study suggests it isn’t a bargain.<p>In fact, if you’re thinking about buying a hybrid car, truck or crossover …