Stephen James Yaster

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When You Learn, Your Brain Swells with New Cells — Then It Kills Them

Every time you learn a skill, new cells burst to life in your brain. Then, one after another, those cells die off as your brain figures out which …

The Brain

Sunbeam Snakes Are Little Scaly Rainbows

For most people, snakes probably inspire an Indiana Jones-like terror more so than any other feeling. But there’s one kind of snake with whom you …

Air Pollution

Why Are There No New Major Religions?

The story of one imprisoned prophet illustrates the difficulties of getting a “baby religion” off the ground.<p>Cipinang prison stands like a huge fortress in East Jakarta, its massive walls and guard towers separating the city’s bustling traffic from the criminals held within its gates. I visited in …

Religion

Scientists Just Revealed a Hidden Secret About The Sun's Inner Core

The beginning of new solar physics.<p>The innermost region of the Sun is hidden from our eyes, and it looks like this stealth has enabled the core to …

Astronomy

Researchers Are Using Viruses to Make Superbugs Commit Suicide

Such sweet irony.<p>The gene-editing technology called CRISPR has its origins as a bacterial immune system against viruses, a feature which could be …

Turmeric: From humble root to golden goddess

She is a golden goddess, a brightly hued star of Ayurvedic medicine for millennia, a favourite with naturopathic doctors and suddenly a craze with …

Turmeric

A Strange, Primitive Atmosphere Has Been Discovered Around a Water-Rich Alien World

We didn't know planets like this were possible.<p>Unexpected findings about the atmosphere of a distant Neptune-sized world have surprised scientists, …

Your Ultimate Guide to Growing Herbs in Water All Year

<b>Here's How:</b><p>1. To take a cutting from your herb growing in the garden, snip off 6-inch sections from the growing tips and put the cutting in the …

Gardening

These Herbs Can Help You With Anxiety And They’re More Effective...

<b>Anxiety is associated with a group of uncomfortable symptoms that most of us want to avoid, but taking prescription medication with its’ many adverse</b> …

Alternative Medicine

How to Grow Yarrow in Containers

After growing up on a farm, Dan started growing food in containers when he moved to London. He writes about container gardening on his blog Urban …

Gardening

Brain scans highlight a hidden, "higher" state of consciousness

Reaching a higher state of consciousness is a concept you're more likely to hear a spiritualist spout than a scientist, but now neuroscientists at …

50 Health Benefits of Honey

Honey is a mixture of sugars and other compounds. With respect to carbohydrates, honey is mainly fructose and glucose making it similar to the …

Burn Bay Leaves in the House and See What Happens After 10 Minutes!

If you’ve ever stepped inside a yoga studio or new age book shop, you may have noticed that these places sometimes have a very particular smell.<p>This …

Alternative Medicine

Scientists Think Earth Is Spewing Up The Deepest Traces of Life Ever Found

Life from below the Mariana Trench.<p>Scientists may have discovered evidence of the deepest microbial life ever found on the planet, detecting the …

A Brain-Invading Parasite Is Believed to Be Spreading Because of Humans

Health officials in Hawaii have been warning residents not to touch snails or slugs with their bare hands because of an increase in cases of people …

The Living Table is a verdant indoor garden hidden in your table

If you’re looking to greenify your home, look no further than the plant-filled Living Table. At first glance, the table appears to be a simple square …

Furniture

Octopus And Squid Evolution Is Officially Weirder Than We Could Have Ever Imagined

They edit their own genes!<p>Just when we thought octopuses couldn't be any weirder, it turns out that they and their cephalopod brethren evolve …

Don Rickles

Jupiter's Great Red Spot, Turbulent Atmosphere Revealed In New Hubble Image

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured a stunning new image of Jupiter, showing several distinct bands in its roiling atmosphere, …

We're About to See Our First-Ever Black Hole

By on<p>Filed Under Science, Physics & Stars<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Most galaxies contain a supermassive …

Tea Is Good For Your Health! Here Are The Different Kinds Of Tea All Their Benefits

Tea is better than coffee.<p>This statement will evoke emotions, start heated debates, maybe even a war. It will divide the population into half and …

Alternative Medicine

Your Oncologist Will Never Tell You that Frankincense Essential oil Treats and Prevent Cancer

There are many ways that essential oils and aromatherapy can support in cancer healing, including stress relief and emotional support. However, there …

Cancer

10 Really Rare Herbs You Should Try Growing In Your Herb Garden

There are few things better than relaxing in your own beautiful herb garden, enjoying the aroma of sage and lavender while sipping on a cup of mint …

Similar to Morphine: The Best Natural Painkiller that Grows in Your Backyard

From injury to disease, pain is a very common ailment or symptom that can take down the toughest of the tough. It’s so prevalent that we are seeing a …

Alternative Medicine

8 Excellent Herbs That Boost Memory & Increase Brain Health

Nature is full of medicine, if you take the time to look. Herbs have been used for centuries to treat various illnesses and diseases. When it comes …

Alternative Medicine

10 Powerful Herbs That Clear Mucus From Your Lungs & Help You...

Viral and bacterial infections have a way of creeping up on you. Especially during cold and flu season, they seem to spread like wildfire. Taking …

Alternative Medicine

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

Astronomy