Bridget Powell

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Vaccine deniers: inside the dumb, dangerous new fad

In San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, some 200 students from kindergarten to the eighth grade attend classes at the private San Francisco Waldorf School. On any given afternoon outside of the cheerful, modern white building, parents congregate to wait for their kids. Chit-chat …

When Edible Plants Turn Their Defenses On Us

Fruits and vegetables are unquestionably essential to a healthful diet.<p>But there's another side to some of these plants that, thankfully, most people never see: the tiny amounts of toxins within them. The minute amounts of poison found in many seeds, leaves and roots are the result of the …

Alzheimer's plaque coats sleepless brains - Futurity

Seniors who don't sleep well are more likely to have beta-amyloid, a biomarker for Alzheimer's, coating their brains, say researchers from Johns …

Money doesn't grow on trees, but there's gold in eucalyptus leaves

Eucalyptus could become a prospector's best friend: a team of researchers say they've proven once and for all that some trees' leaves contain tiny gold particles drawn from deep underground. In a study published in <i>Nature Communications</i>, a group led by Melvyn Lintern of Australia's national science …

How 'lab rat' of the plant world tricked scientists - Futurity

Arabidopsis thaliana is the dominant plant used in genetics research, but a new University of Leeds study shows it may be more exceptional than …