Helen Ramdoolar

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You're Wrong About Evolution: This 6-Minute Video Explains How It Really Works

"We're not monkeys. We're fish."<p>If you're a vocal science lover, there's one question we're pretty sure you've been asked at least once: "If we …

Climate change is making our planet hotter — but we might have to ditch the AC

Americans love air conditioning — and to a serious fault. At least three quarters of all homes in the U.S. have an air conditioner, according to the …

The case against perfectionism—and for the disheveled elegant life

Nobody’s perfect. Still, some people aim for perfection in life and style. But philosophers, psychologists, and experts in aesthetics all suggest going for disheveled elegance instead if you want to live a more free and creative existence.<p>Perfectionism is problematic for many reasons. The …

Open-Mindedness

This Mindblowing Video of The Moon Coming Down to Earth Is Totally Real

What is happening!?<p>One minute, you're chilling on a mountain. The next you're being dwarfed by the biggest Moon you've ever seen - one that seems to …

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Marijuana or Alcohol? Here's The Science

There are some surprises in the data!<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear …

What it’s really like to die

Palliative medicine expert Dr Kathryn Mannix on the myths and taboos of death<p>This week, we tackle one of the last taboos. Death is the only certainty …

Medicine

Cancer, mutations and the facts of life

If you live long enough, you get cancer. But without our mutating, blundering cells, we’d never have made it out of the primordial soup…<p>Bob Weinberg of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been one of the world’s foremost experts on cancer for nearly five decades. Back when I was a wee …

Cancer

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7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.<p>Earth Day turned 48 on Sunday, April 22, and Google celebrated it with a Google Doodle of conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who nudged us in a video to “do our part for this beautiful planet.”<p>When Sen. Gaylord Nelson …

Here's How We Know the Big Bang Happened

At 13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees.<p>That's a pretty …

Universe

8 Annoying Ways Your Body Changes After 40

Hot flashes, gray hair down there, and constant brain fog are frustrating—and totally normal.<p>1 Brain fog becomes an all-the-time thing<p>If you’ve been particularly forgetful lately or always seem to be looking for something you misplaced, don’t freak out and assume it’s early onset dementia. Becoming …

30 Things You're Probably Wasting Money On

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 32<p>It all adds up<p>Americans work more hours, take less vacation, and retire later than anyone else in the …

Personal Finance

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Microbiology

Scientist Behind Dolly the Sheep, a Key to Parkinson’s Research, Has the Disease Himself

LONDON — Two decades after creating the clone Dolly the sheep and paving the way for new research into Parkinson’s, Dr. Ian Wilmut revealed on Wednesday that he has the disease himself.<p>The 73-year-old professor, who lives in Scotland, announced on World Parkinson’s Day that he learned four months …

Stem Cells

How Do You Know You Are Reading This?

The only thing you know for sure is that you are conscious. All else is inference, however reasonable. There is something in your head that generates …

This simple face massage makes you look younger in 90 seconds

More than a decade ago, exercise physiologist Sue Hitzmann developed a quick self-massage series on the face and neck to help clients with chronic …

What Stephen Hawking said about God, his atheism — and his own death | The Star

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking schmoozed with popes during his lifetime, even though he was an avowed atheist. The famous scientist, …

Let’s talk about the big scary asteroid that’s NOT going to hit Earth

By Avi Selk<p>, Reporter<p>An asteroid larger than any skyscraper yet built is hurtling toward Earth, the Daily Mail informs. If it hits on Feb. 4, the paper continues, scientists predict a decade of cold and darkness, skies choked with soot, and misery across the planet.<p>Between these paragraphs, the …

Tip: Two Surprising Exercises for Shoulder Health

These two moves can help you prevent and even eliminate shoulder pain.<p>Prevent and potentially eliminate shoulder pain by implementing the following …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Let's Explain Once and For All What Taking CBD Actually Feels Like

I started taking CBD oil and supplements last Summer as an experiment, and since then, it has become a staple in my wellness and antianxiety routine. But I still get so many funny looks, nervous questions, and confused remarks about CBD's effects — some people are still really scared to take it!<p>And …

CBD

Stephen Hawking Turns 76: How Has He Lived So Long With ALS?

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking turns 76 today (Jan. 8) — an age well beyond what he was expected to reach when he was diagnosed with the …