Gustavo Silveira

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We don’t need nearly as much protein as we consume

Many of us consciously eat a high-protein diet, with protein-rich products readily available, but how much protein do we really need? And does it actually help us lose weight?<p>In the early 20th Century, Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson spent a collective five years eating just meat. This meant …

Nutrition

Science Explains How the Iceman Resists Extreme Cold

Finland’s Arctic circle might not seem like a great place to run a marathon barefoot and in shorts—unless you’re Wim Hof. Hof, better known as "The …

The Brain

The big picture: It's getting harder to be a teacher in America

Teachers from six states across the country have gone on strike in 2018 in protest of their working conditions, even at times in defiance of state …

Education

As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘Avoidable’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back

Jim Burton was lifting a box in his garage last August when he felt a jolt in his back.<p>“It dropped me to my knees instantly,” he said. He thought he’d slipped a disk. His friend, an emergency medical technician, urged him to go to the hospital.<p>At the emergency room, Mr. Burton, a 37-year-old …

Health Care

Army Corps of Engineers to leave Puerto Rico with hurricane recovery unfinished

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico — The Army Corps of Engineers is ending its work to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electric grid, despite residents’ fears that the …

Caribbean

EU defies Trump with move to ‘block’ US Iran sanctions

The European Union is to revive an old law to try to protect European businesses at risk of US sanctions if they continue to trade with Iran.<p>What is the blocking statute?<p>The “blocking statute” dates from 1996 and was designed to defend companies working in Cuba from the effects of a US trade …

Sanctions

NASA Data: Earth Cooled by Half a Degree Celsius From '16-'18

The average global temperature dropped by more than half a degree Celsius from February 2016 to February 2018, according to recent NASA …

Global Warming

A Mystery Source Is Producing Banned Ozone-Destroying Chemicals, Shocking Scientists

Okay world, who screwed up?<p>If you thought the crisis over the gaping hole in the ozone layer was under control, prepare to be …

Climate Change

Entangled atoms shine in unison

A team led by Austrian experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatially separated atoms …

Quantum Physics

Famous Neutron Star Just Glitched in a Huge Way

On November 8, 2017, a spinning neutron star inside one of the most studied objects in the sky “glitched” more than it had ever glitched before.<p>Back …

Universe

Glyphosate shown to disrupt microbiome 'at safe levels', study claims

Study on rats said to show that the chemical, found in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, poses ‘a significant public health concern’<p>A chemical found in the world’s most widely used weedkiller can have disrupting effects on sexual development, genes and beneficial gut bacteriaat doses considered safe, …

Glyphosate

AP analysis shows how Bill Gates influences education policy

SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms.<p>His nonprofit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new …

Education

Satellite images reveal which countries cheat on their economic statistics

The temptation is great for government officials to manipulate economic statistics. Foremost among them is gross domestic product, the most commonly used measure of a country’s economy, which often serves as a proxy for a government’s financial stewardship. In a free society, groups like the civil …

Economics

'CEOs don't want this released': US study lays bare extreme pay-ratio problem

The first comprehensive study of CEO-to-worker pay reveals an extraordinary disparity – with the highest gap approaching 5,000 to 1<p>The first comprehensive study of the massive pay gap between the US executive suite and average workers has found that the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio has now …

Middle-class

The Birth of a New American Aristocracy

The gilded future of the top 10 percent—and the end of opportunity for everyone else.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up residence at one of my …

Income Inequality

Meals on Wheels Delaware faces $800,000 fiscal hurdle : Community : WHYY

After her husband was diagnosed with cancer and a car accident left her in a wheelchair, Suzanna Fiske of Wilmington became a Meals on Wheels …

Health Care

Norwegian Gas Exporter Warns Europe May Be on Verge of Blackouts

Europe is facing power generation capacity shortages and may even risk blackouts without additional use of natural gas, one of the continent’s …

Natural Gas

Sexually transmitted diseases are spiking in California

There were over 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and early-stage syphilis detected in California during 2017 — a 45% jump from 2012 and the …

Public Health

North Carolina tells environmental group it’s illegal to sell solar power to Black church

Another win for utility corporations in the South.<p>A partnership between a predominately Black church and an environmental group in North Carolina …

Solar Power

The Biggest Bird That Ever Lived and 5 More Bird Superstars

From the largest bird to the fastest moving bird, here are six stars of the bird world.<p>Birds come in all sorts of shapes and sizes: there are small birds and tall birds, short birds and big birds. Some birds can fly far distances across the Earth, and others don’t even have wings.<p>David Bird, an …

Birds

AP-NORC Poll: Young adults feel stress of long-term care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most young adults haven't given much thought to their own needs as they get older, but a significant number are already providing long-term care for older loved ones, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.<p>And while those who have …

Long-Term Care

Tourism’s carbon footprint is going from bad to worse – Quartz

Planning an international vacation this summer? You might want to rethink your plans for the sake of the planet. A new study finds that tourism now accounts for 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. That’s three times higher than previous estimates.<p>Researchers at the University of Sydney in …

Carbon Emissions

Russia inches towards making observation of U.S. sanctions a crime

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers unanimously approved in its first reading on Tuesday a bill that makes it a criminal offense to observe sanctions imposed by the United States or other countries, as part of counter-sanctions measures against Washington.<p>The United States last month imposed …

Russia

How Your Shopping Habits Directly Impact Endangered Species, in One Overwhelming Chart

A new report published in <i>Nature Ecology & Evolution</i> attempts to map out how consumption of goods in one country threatens species in other countries. …

Biodiversity

US blocks United Nations call for independent probe into Gaza deaths

The United States blocked a United Nations (UN) Security Council statement drafted Monday that called for an independent investigation into the …

Israel

A Chemist Shines Light on a Surprising Prime Number Pattern

When a crystallographer treated prime numbers as a system of particles, the resulting diffraction pattern created a new view of existing conjectures …

Mathematics

Broken nanodiamonds create a super-long-lasting, very-low-friction dry lubricant

"Broken nanodiamonds are forever," or so says a team of scientists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. By combining …

Nanotech

Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

Sustainability

Thousands of American companies could suffer from Trump's vague FOSTA

On April 11, President Trump signed FOSTA (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) into law, a controversial move that aims to combat sex trafficking crimes through the anonymity of the internet. The publicized debate is surrounding the bill’s alleged attempt at censorship on the internet; but perhaps an …

Privacy

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

Artificial Intelligence