James Mazza

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Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 10×10 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth …

Drinking alcohol can clear brain waste, study finds

If you're partial to a drink or two, you will love the results of a recent study; researchers have found that a "low" intake of alcohol may help to …

The Movement to Divest from Fossil Fuels Gains Momentum

Tuesday should have been a day of unmitigated joy for America’s oil and gas executives. The new G.O.P. tax bill treats their companies with great tenderness, reducing even further their federal tax burden. And the bill gave them something else they’ve sought for decades: permission to go a-drilling …

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …

Biomechanics

The Last of the Iron Lungs

Martha Lillard spends half of every day with her body encapsulated in a half-century old machine that forces her to breathe. Only her head sticks out …

Public Health

Salt raises blood pressure, but our gut bacteria can stop it

It's a known fact that too much salt can increase blood pressure. But new research brings gut bacteria into the mix, and some good news along with …

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

Mental Health

Why Are Dutch Kids So Much Happier Than American Kids?

On a list of happy children topped by the Netherlands, the U.S. came in 26th of 29 countries.<p>Children in the Netherlands are the happiest kids in the whole wide world, according to Unicef, whereas U.S. kids ranked at number 26 on a list of 29 countries, beating only Lithuanian, Latvian, and …

7 Mountaineering Knots to Use in Everyday Life

Check out photos about 7 Mountaineering Knots to Use in Everyday Life.<p>Clove Hitch<p>Mountaineering isn't all about toughness and endurance and being a …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Doctors issue warning about LED streetlights

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just adopted an official policy statement about street lighting: cool it and dim it.<p>The statement, adopted unanimously at the AMA's annual meeting in Chicago on June 14, comes in response to the rise of new LED street lighting sweeping the country. An AMA …

Washing Machines

Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper to stay healthy, say scientists

The old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’ could be the best way to lose weight and stay healthy, Kings College scientists say.<p>A major review of 28 recent studies has concluded that keeping calories down late at night is the secret to combating …

Small Trial Shows Memory Loss From Alzheimer's Disease Can Be Reversed

This is incredible.<p>A small clinical trial of 10 patients with early Alzheimer’s disease has shown that the memory loss and cognitive impairment can …

Why the US never fully adopted the metric system

Mitchell has been recognized as an outstanding teacher by Barnes & Noble, RadioShack, and the Boy Scouts of America. She's also won numerous awards, including the American Chemical Society's James Bryant Conant Award, which recognizes outstanding high-school chemistry teachers. She says the recent …

Ultralight 'Shoes' Roll Up, Fit In Your Pocket

They look like reinforced socks. A new ‘shoe’ by startup brand Skinner is among the most minimal footwear we’ve seen.<p><b>Skinners ‘shoes’ offer little</b> …

9 places you must go camping

Looking for somewhere truly spectacular to pitch your tent? Camp at any of these ‘pitches’ and you’ll never want to stay in a hotel again.<p>1. Wild …

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a hornet nest the size of a football. An angry squadron of insects clamped onto my leg; their stings felt like scorching needles. I swatted the hornets away and ran for help, …

Immunotherapy

Google launches Science Journal to turn your phone into a research lab

Google believes there’s a scientist in all of us, so it’s launching a new app that turns your phone into a powerful little research lab.<p>Called Science Journal, the app uses the sensors in your phone to measure and record data in real time, including movement, light and sound:<p>See something you want …

DIY - Wood Greenhouse - Quiet Corner

If you want to build a construction to store your plants during the cold winters or to grow your own vegetables, we will show you all you need to …

Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Meet the $20 Survival Kit That Could Save Your Life

SOL's new Traverse kit has just about everything you need to survive in the outdoors, including a price tag that makes it criminal not to own one.

Prices

The ‘frightening and amazing’ science of why so many ‘Biggest Loser’ contestants gain the weight back

Sun Media ArchiveDanny Cahill celebrates after he lost 239 pounds and became Season 8's Biggest Loser.Danny Cahill stood, slightly dazed, in a …

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Kids

Your brain performs better when it's cold outside

It was terrifyingly cold in New York this weekend, and this cold snap occurred right as we're entering the postholiday doldrums. It's around the time of the year when people start to talk about seasonal changes to their mood and energy level — most commonly, seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. …

There’s a good reason Americans are horrible at science

The United States of America has arguably done more to advance science in the modern world than any other country on earth. From the nimble ingenuity of Silicon Valley to the ascendency of US military technology, this nation has impeccable high-tech bona fides. Many of the world’s top engineering …

Science

Canada's Oil Country Is Bleeding Jobs and Suicides Are on the Rise in Alberta | VICE News

There was supposed to be a life path for an Alberta oil worker.<p>It started after leaving high school — with or without a diploma — and an entry level job somewhere in the field. If you were born into a family with a legacy in the trades, you might luck out and get a job as a maintenance worker at a …

Twisted Science: Pain Causes Arthritis

As we all know, arthritis, the leading cause of disability among people over 55, causes pain. But new research suggests that pain also causes …

Neuroscience

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

This Is What 60 Days of Yoga Did to Me

<i>The pixels would have you believe these two people are Geoff Teehan, but they're not.</i><p>It's interesting, my relationship with pixels.<p>I realize I had both slowly and quickly parsed my own self into many, many discrete pixels.<p>But unlike work, where I do it in a mindful, creative, deliberate way, I …