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Does the soda industry manipulate research on sugary drinks' health effects?

One hundred percent.<p>That is the probability that a published study that finds no link between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and poorer metabolic health was underwritten by the makers of sugar-sweetened beverages, or authored by researchers with financial ties to that industry.<p>Compare that …

Diabetes

Machine learning versus AI: what's the difference?

Thanks to the likes of Google, Amazon, and Facebook, the terms artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have become much more widespread …

Machine Learning

Zombies on a train, at full throttle

The South Korean horror extravaganza “Train to Busan” boils down to four words —– zombies on a train — and the movie wisely never tries to be …

Productivity is contagious!

<i>“First we form habits, then they form us”.</i> And just like everything else, productivity is also a habit — a habit that’s highly contagious.<p>If you look …

Lots of people with chronic pain are turning to 'alternative' medicine

A lot of people are in pain.<p>According to a government report released Wednesday, 54.5% of US adults live with a "musculoskeletal" pain disorder such a arthritis, lower back pain, sciatica, or other problems of the joints and muscles of the body.<p>But that's not really new information. Here's what is …

How to Use Aromatherapy for Optimized Health and Well-Being

It’s no secret that scent can have a powerful effect on your life. Just a hint of a particular aroma can conjure memories—both good and bad. It can …

Creactivity | Art, Festivals, Performance, Creativity; articles and showcases

Anything actively creative...<p>Creactivity = creativity + activity. There's art, writing, crafts and creativity, music festivals, performance and more; …

Art - images, paintings, reviews, artists, photography, art articles

From cave paintings, to jewelery, from body painting to drums and chanting, from sculpture to design, from aesthetics to sensation; art is in our …

Best iPad stylus for note taking, painting, sketching and drawing

A good stylus can be the right tool to increase the productive potentiality of the iPad. Here is a list of the best iPad stylus for note taking, …

Toxic chemicals in cosmetics?

Whether they are bought from the chemist or the supermarket, and whether or not they feature the mention “hypoallergenic,” “paraben free” or “dermatologically tested,” many cosmetics contain chemical and allergen substances, preservatives and especially endocrine disruptors, which can have an …

13 Pieces of Furniture That Redefine the Meaning of Comfort

Coziness is their number one priority.<p>When the weather is dreary and all you want to do is relax at home with <i>Downton Abbey</i> on repeat, comfortable furniture is key to making your day a success. All of these sofas and chairs made coziness their number one priority.

Furniture

This Map Shows Why Capital Punishment Is Declining in America

Since capital punishment was reinstated in the United States in 1976, executions have never been harder for states to carry out. Lethal injection …

California lethal injection plan spurs capital punishment fight | Reuters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Advocates and opponents of capital punishment sparred on Friday over California’s proposed new lethal injection protocol, highlighting deep divisions in a state that houses a quarter of U.S. death row inmates but has not executed anyone in a decade.<p>File photo of the …

Death Penalty

Pope Francis appeals for global end to capital punishment

Pontiff tells crowd in St Peter’s Square that ‘You shall not kill’ applies to the innocent as well as the guilty<p>Pope Francis has called for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty, saying the commandment “You shall not kill” absolute and valid for the guilty as well as the innocent.<p>Using some …

Christianity

Man has his arm ripped off and both legs amputated after getting caught in tram coupling and dragged screaming through German city for SIX STOPS before anyone noticed

• <b>Jan Norman left a trail of blood through city during horrific two-mile ordeal</b>• <b><br>He became trapped upside down after trying to leap between two</b> …

Crime

Driver flees after car hits Sydney house, lands on top of second car

Police are trying to locate a man who fled after his car crashed into a house and landed on top of another vehicle in Sydney's north-west …

David Hogg

What Unites and Divides Humanism

Humanists have an extraordinary level of agreement with near unanimity on many current issues. This is in stark contrast to many Christian sects, which often disagree amongst and within themselves. For example, according to Pew Research Center, 20 percent of white Evangelical Christians support …

Against Humanism

<i>“Ever since the Cognitive Revolution, Sapiens have thus been living in a dual reality. On the one hand, the objective reality of rivers, trees and</i> …

What Makes A Top Hotel?

Home — in the ideal sense — that’s what makes a hotel soar to the top of a best of list, at least for Conde Nast Traveler Editor-in-Chief Pilar …

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Marine Ecotourism: The wealth of the oceans goes well beyond fisheries

Changing Planet<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p>Marine ecotourism is a key piece to ensure that the …

Conservation

Plant-Based Diet: The World’s Healthiest Diet for Weight Loss

A <b>plant-based diet</b> is a diet of every animal (as well as humans) based on nutrients derived from plants, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, but with some or no animal products.<p>According to the Medical School of Harvard, the latest scientific evidence shows that a plant-based …

Apple's self-driving car ambitions shrink to just software, says Bloomberg

Apple has been typically secretive about its car initiative, code-named Project Titan, but multiple stories now suggest the company has reduced its ambitions significantly. According to a report from <i>Bloomberg</i>, the company is no longer attempting to build its own electric car to compete with …

Fasting could prevent aging and transform your body, but it goes against everything we think of as healthy

For his breakfast on July 11, 1966, 27-year-old Scotsman Angus Barbieri ate a boiled egg, a slice of bread with butter, and a cup of black coffee. It was the first food he'd eaten in 382 days.<p>According to a report published in the Chicago Tribune, the next day he told a reporter, "I thoroly [sic] …