Sheila Silver

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Scientists Discover Mysterious Purple Blob at the Bottom of the Ocean

We’re not saying it’s aliens, but a team of scientists has just discovered a glowing purple orb at the bottom of the ocean, and if you’ve ever seen</i> …

Stunning images reveal the beautiful 'alien' creatures living in our oceans

Take a deep sea safari: Stunning images reveal the beautiful 'alien' creatures living in our oceans<p><b>The shots were captured by cameraman and</b> …

FIA World Endurance Championship

5 Truly Bizarre Lifeforms Recently Spotted in The Deep Pacific

What the hell is going on down there.<p>NOAA biologists have just completed a three-week expedition to the American Samoa region of the Pacific, and …

WARNING: This Soda Was Just Ruled 'Poisonous' In This Country

If you're used to guzzling a bottle or more of Sprite and Fanta, you may want to slow down. Especially after a high court just deemed the drinks as …

9 Powerful Health Benefits of Cumin

By Dr. Matthew Thorpe<p>Cumin is a spice made from the seeds of the <i>Cuminum cyminum</i> plant.<p>Many dishes use cumin, especially foods from its native regions …

Vitamin THC: Cannabis as a Superfood

<b>Is marijuana a superfood? Should cannabinoids be considered essential nutrients? And if so, why are so many edibles still sugar-laden sweets? To find</b> …

How to Treat Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia and pain<p>Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition that causes musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and localized tenderness. The cause of FM is …

75% Of UK Kids Spend Less Time Outdoors Than Prison Inmates

Many children from ages 2-5 spend a great deal of time in front of screens, about 32 hours each week. This much time can be equated to the weekly …

Optometry

Turns Out Oranges Aren't The Best Source Of Vitamin C, After All

Here's how much you should eat every day, and how.<p>It’s that time of year. The time of year when everyone around us is sick and all us healthy people are popping Emergen-Cs and vitamin C tablets in a desperate attempt to try to remain well. Here’s the thing you should know: despite the commonly held …

Healthy Eating

Will Vitamin C Cure My Cold?

Whenever I come down with a cold, I buy two things: NyQuil and orange juice. I try to approach the NyQuil with moderation, but I chug the juice, with …

Wellness

Diabetes: The Case for Considering Context

What do we mean by context? Simply that health inequality does not occur in a vacuum. Where people live and work affects their exposure to stress, …

We Must All Play a Role in Ending Childhood Obesity

All of society pays a stiff price for childhood obesity. Twenty percent of the United States’ total expenditures on health care can be linked to …

How the World's Smallest Birds Survive the Winter

"Little Arnold Schwarzeneggers," hummingbirds are tough—so tough they've evolved a clever way of coping with the cold.<p>As the smallest birds on Earth, hummingbirds may seem frail—so it's not surprising Donovan Nixon asked Weird Animal Question of the Week how they cope with winter.<p>Turns out these …

Birds

Here's why you should bake your cookies like muffins

Baking cookies in a muffin pan sounds strange, but it makes for yummy results.<p>Is baking cookies in a muffin pan strange? Yep. Does it yield delicious results? You bet. This little-known baking trick has been circulating Pinterest recently. Baking your cookies in a muffin pan prevents them from …

Dessert

35 Vegan Crock-Pot Recipes To Keep You Warm & Well-Fed

I'm not going to lie, I just got my first electric pressure cooker, and I haven't used it yet. It's a T-fal pressure cooker with 12 settings — …

The Game Boy is back from the dead... kind of

Raise your hand if you owned a Game Boy, a Game Boy Color or a Game Boy Advance. Now keep it raised if you still own one in full working order, with rechargeable batteries that last 10 hours. If you don't still have your hand up, Retrobit's new game console might be of interest.<p>The Super Retro Boy …

Province, BCTF agree on $50M for new teachers

The province says it has reached an agreement with the B.C. Teachers' Federation to spend $50 million on "priority" hiring of new teachers and …

From Grease to Soap: How One Woman Is Repurposing Used Oil

In 4 years, Laura Kneib has recycled some 5 tons of vegetable oil, cardboard, and biodiesel glycerin

Sustainability

Inside 10 of the world's most ancient and beautiful libraries

Nothing beats the smell of old novels, the grandeur of the wooden tables, and the beauty of the ceiling-high book shelves.<p>Like the books themselves, it's easy to spend a whole day in old libraries like these.<p>Here are 10 of the most ancient from around the world.

Bill Gates Raises A Glass To (And Of) Water Made From Poop

In places where fresh water is hard to come by, how do you come up with clean drinking water? Easy — get the water from poop.<p>It's a scientifically sound idea, and Bill Gates has a video to prove it. In the video, released this week, he stands in front of the Janicki Omniprocessor, a giant new …

Snorkeling

15 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

Stretching is a vital part of your fitness routine.<p>You know that moment when you just <i>need</i> to stretch—maybe it’s before getting out of bed in the …

Yoga

BBC One - Planet Earth II, Cities

Sorry, this episode is not currently available<p>Cities<p>Planet Earth II Episode 6 of 6<p>Cities are growing at a faster rate than any other habitat on Earth. They may seem an unlikely place for animals to thrive, but they can be a world of surprising opportunity. Leopards prowl the streets of Mumbai, …

Habitats

Ammonia Has Been Detected in Earth's Lower Atmosphere For The First Time

There's no escaping it.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected trace amounts of ammonia in the upper troposphere - the lowest of Earth's …

Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study

Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates<p>Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of …

Mental Health