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Cost plunges for capturing carbon dioxide from the air

Pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and using it to make synthetic fuel seems like the ultimate solution to climate change: Instead of adding …

Carbon Dioxide

Doctor reveals the one vegetable you need to eat

If you fail to eat enough vegetables, this may be welcome news.<p>According to a doctor in the UK, you only need to be eating one type of veggie to …

A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Scientists stumbled upon a plastic-eating bacterium—then accidentally made it stronger

Hungry, hungry enzymes.<p>The natural world is rapidly becoming a giant pile of plastic waste. There are literally six—<i>six!</i>—ungodly large garbage patches swelling in the ocean. Even areas as far removed from us as the Arctic are not safe. We’re slowly suffocating a lot of natural ecologies with our …

British submarines 'ordered to move within missile range of Syria' as Theresa May summons Cabinet to respond to chemical attack

The world is braced for war tonight after Theresa May reportedly ordered submarines to move within missile range of Syria.<p>The Prime Minister will …

The edible solutions to the plastic-packaging crisis

Who hasn’t occasionally considered whether you could just chomp on your water bottle once you have finished drinking from it? That is a reality with Ooho water pouches – from Skipping Rocks Lab, a UK-based “sustainable packaging” startup – made from seaweed for an esoteric post-beverage snack.<p>Of …

edible

2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging — here's how to incorporate them into your life

One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise — and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body.<p>As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and …

Ineffective Treatment Often Prescribed For Lower Back Pain, Report Says

Chances are, you — or someone you know — has suffered from lower back pain.<p>It can be debilitating. It's a leading cause of disability globally.<p>And the number of people with the often-chronic condition is likely to increase.<p>This warning comes via a series of articles published in the medical journal</i> …

Pain

Chicago receives $6.7M to help people living with HIV/AIDS

CHICAGO — The city of Chicago is receiving more than $6.7 million in federal grants to help low-income residents with HIV and AIDS.<p>U.S. Sens. Dick …

Public Health

What Do Trump's Tariffs Mean For The Market?

Now that President Donald Trump is actually instituting trade sanctions on China what are the implications for the stock market?<p>We’ve all seen the increased volatility and the large daily drops in the major indices. Will this spark another correction? Will this be what breaks the nine-year bull …

Optimistic Thinking Gives Heart Health A Boost, Study Finds

Given the news we’re faced with every day, it’s no small feat to stay optimistic. But the science connecting optimism to improved health argues in favor of finding a way to see the bright side. A new study on optimism and heart health adds a little more evidence worth considering.<p>The study included …

There's a chemical in coffee that may cause cancer — here's how worried you should be

When coffee beans are picked and removed from the fruit they're inside, they're a pale color.<p>It's only after they're roasted that they take on a dark or light shade of brown and develop that wonderful aroma that we associate with comfort and feeling alert.<p>But that cooking process creates …

Man suffering from 'worst-ever' case of super-gonorrhea

A British man has contracted what health officials are calling the world's "worst-ever" case of super-gonorrhea.<p>The man, who was not identified, has a regular partner in the U.K., but was infected earlier this year during a sexual encounter with a woman in Southeast Asia, according to BBC News.<p>The …

Public Health

AI Will Change Health Care Jobs for the Better

Smart machines tend to elicit both awe and deep anxiety. This is especially true in health care, where people’s hopes and fears tend to get magnified quickly. Consider three issues that get a lot of attention: the use of medical records, the “human touch” in medical care, and the future of jobs in …

Digital Health

When is the best time to drink water?

Hydration is essential for health, but what are the benefits and drawbacks of drinking water before going to bed?<p>The human body needs water to …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Self-help

Coffee Fights Disease and Extends Your Life, Especially if You Drink It This Way

Coffee is the ultimate superfood, especially if you know the right way to drink it.<p>As I explained last month, a meta-analysis of 127 studies revealed that drinking two to four 8-ounce cups of coffee each day results in enormous health benefits. The consensus of these studies is that coffee:<p>Reduces …

Coffee

Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy

One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, rainy weather.<p>Solar panels are designed to convert sunlight into electricity. But when it's cloudy or rainy, they're rendered useless. There are batteries, like the Tesla Powerwall, designed to store …

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Muscle

People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think

A philosopher explains why addiction isn’t a moral failure.<p>The American opioid epidemic claimed 42,300 lives in 2016 alone. While the public policy challenge is daunting, the problem isn’t that we lack any effective treatment options. The data shows that we could save many lives by expanding …

Drug Addiction

First plastic-free aisle is an example for other supermarkets to follow | Letters

There is no logic in wrapping perishable food in indestructible plastic, say campaigners hailing today’s launch in Amsterdam<p>Today the world’s first plastic-free aisle was launched in Amsterdam by environmental campaign group A Plastic Planet and Dutch supermarket Ekoplaza. The aisle enables …

Sustainability

Schoolgirl with life-threatening asthma died after being turned away by GP for being late

A five-year-old girl with life-threatening asthma died after being turned away from an emergency doctor’s appointment because she was late, an …

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Learning

How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its secrets

The Danish capital ranks high on the list of the world’s healthiest and happiest cities. With obesity and depression on the rise worldwide, here are its lessons for how to combat them culturally<p>Maybe it’s the Viking heritage. There is an icy open-air pool in the waters of Copenhagen’s harbour, and …

World Health Organization

Microplastics pollute most remote and uncharted areas of the ocean

First data ever gathered from extremely remote area of the South Indian Ocean has a surprisingly high volume of plastic particles, say scientists<p>Microplastics have been found in some of the most remote and uncharted regions of the oceans raising more concerns over the global scale of plastic …

Pollution

'Miracle' jab could provide pain relief for millions of arthritis sufferers

A miracle jab that could ease the misery of arthritis for millions of sufferers has been developed by scientists.<p>The breakthrough may reduce the need …

Surgeons are using HoloLens to 'see inside' patients before they operate on them

Surgeons in the UK are using Microsoft’s mixed-reality headset to “see inside” patients before they operate on them.<p>A team at Imperial College London …

Medical Technology