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Tweaked titanium turns CO2 into solar fuel

An ability to convert carbon dioxide into energy using only the power of the sun, as plants do through photosynthesis, would be a monumental …

Carbon Dioxide

Say Goodbye to Plastic Bottles and Say Hello to the Edible Water

Edible Water Bottle Orb created by Skipping Rocks Lab Aims to Eradicate the use of Plastic Drinking Bottle in the World<p>Only one out of five plastic …

Pollution

Russian City Bans Yoga, Calling It a Cult

Is yoga a spiritual practice or physical exercise? Depends on who you ask. But some Russians believe it's a cult and, taking the lead of Vladimir …

The Heroism of Incremental Care

We devote vast resources to intensive, one-off procedures, while starving the kind of steady, intimate care that often helps people more.<p>By 2010, Bill Haynes had spent almost four decades under attack from the inside of his skull. He was fifty-seven years old, and he suffered from severe migraines …

Medicine

Infrared Photography Transforms Central Park into Surreal Wonderland

Swathed in creamy reds and blues, infrared photography has helped Paolo Pettigiani transform Central Park into a surreal dreamscape. The Italian photographer began experimenting with the technique two years ago near his hometown of Turin, but it’s his <i>#InfraredNYC</i> series that has catapulted his work …

Cotton Candy

7 Psychiatrist-Backed Tips To Help You Manage Anxiety

Because this disorder can be a real pain.<p>People with anxiety disorders often face a sense of worry or dread and spend hours ruminating over worst case scenarios, which can get in the way of professional goals, personal relationships and a good quality of life. But there are ways to cope.<p>Here, …

How Fasting Allows The Brain To Recharge Itself

When done correctly, it could even ward off cognitive decline, research finds.<p>We know that fasting can be great for the body, with benefits including improved metabolic health, increased longevity and better heart health, but we’re still figuring out what kind of role it could play in a healthy …

Neuroscience

I Tried a Victoria's Secret Model Diet and Exercise Plan for a Week

The Victoria's Secret Angels have a <i>serious</i> work out game. Even I, as a person who basically works out for a living (I'm a health and fitness writer), get a little intimidated thinking about how much time those ladies spend in the gym. So when I got a chance to try living like an Angel for a week …

Fitness

Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked in the Last Decade

Hospital patients are attacking staff at an alarming rate, and there are no federal regulations requiring employers to provide any protection.<p><i>Updated on June 19, 2017</i><p>Here’s an alarming statistic: In the past decade or so, there has been a 110 percent spike in the rate of violent incidents reported …

Health Care

How the U.S. should change its approach to global health

I recently gave a keynote speech at the World Innovation Summit for Health on “The Future of Aid for Health.” When I agreed to give the speech, which built on the work of a commission I chaired several years ago on Global Health 2035, I did not imagine the degree of uncertainty that the U.S. …

The "Internet Of Food," DNA Testing, And The Quest For The Perfect Diet

You are what you eat. But everybody’s different, and everybody should eat differently. Technology can help.<p>“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”<p>Hippocrates may not have actually put it in quite those words, but that slogan summarizes his brand of doctoring. Just eat healthy food, …

Thanks to a Novel Protein, We Could Bring an End to Obesity

Deadly combo<p>According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity is one of the most common health conditions in the world. It affects more than …

Diabetes

Why don’t more schools focus on public speaking? Discuss

Pupils who learn to speak confidently do better in life. Now a new campaign aims to help schools<p>It’s Monday morning and the start of a year 7 English class at Highbury Grove school, a large comprehensive in north London. The students have been played the soundtrack to a film and hands are creeping …

Freedom To Explore: 2 Schools Where The Students Call The Shots

<b>Toggle more options</b><p>An 8-year-old named Ben is sitting quietly by himself in a bean bag in a classroom in Mountain View, Calif. He's writing in his journal, an assignment he created himself.<p>"This one was, 'What I Wish We Would Have More Of,' " Ben says, reading to me from his notebook. "I hope we …

Teaching