David Medina

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20 of the world’s hardest mountains to climb

THIS YEAR SAW THE DEADLIEST DAY ever on Mount Everest, with 16 people — all of them Sherpas — killed in a massive avalanche. And while the world’s …

Mountaineering

Understanding promises in Javascript

I have kind of had a love and hate relationship with Javascript. But nevertheless javascript was always intriguing. I didn’t spend enough time on …

JavaScript

9 CSS in JS Libraries You Should Know in 2018 – Bits and Pieces

Some of the best CSS in Javascript libraries to use in your app.<p>When building <b>Bit</b>, turning components into building blocks which can be shared, used …

JavaScript

Alzheimer's risk 10 times lower with herpes medication

New results could change the face of Alzheimer's treatment; the herpes simplex virus is found to play a vital role in the condition, and antiherpetic …

Dementia

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

What would happen if you could skydive off the International Space Station

While the sight from the International Space Station is a beautiful one, jumping off of it won't be. It will be a deadly journey for any astronaut who jumps off the ISS to reach Earth's surface. Following is the transcript of the video.<p>Most skydivers jump off a plane flying 3.8 km above the ground. …

Space Exploration

Improving the Performance of JavaScript Applications

As developers we all tend to have our own views regarding technologies, languages and frameworks. We argue a lot about code style, indentation and …

JavaScript

The Best Universities in the World Today

When it comes to choosing a research university, you should probably, well, do your research.<p>Choose a college wisely. Consider factors such as cost, …

College & University

Why Cooking the Perfect Steak Starts With Frozen Beef, According to Science

Don't thaw that raw!<p>At the end of a long, hard day, few things satisfy meat eaters more than a juicy, tender cut of steak — as long as they don’t …

BBQ

5 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's and Why It's Important to Start Now

Drop the Soduko and adopt these simple habits to stand a chance against Alzheimers and other brain diseases.<p>July 03, 2018<p>This past weekend my …

Alzheimer's Disease

Why Node.js is More Important than You Think

High Performance Web DevelopmentNode enables you to build fast, scalable web applications capable of handling a huge number of simultaneous …

JavaScript

Don't Use Spray Sunscreen

I love sunscreen. I wear it everyday—even in the winter, even when it’s overcast. Applying sunscreen regularly is one of the few things you can do to …

Skin Care

Video: The Superhuman Sherpa - What Makes Them Great Climbers?

Have you ever wondered what makes Sherpas such amazing high altitude climbers? If so, this video will be of interest. It dives deep into the biology …

Mountaineering

Step up: eight epic hikes of the world

Hiking is about more than exercise, pleasant scenery or getting from A to B; putting one foot in front of the other for hours, days or even weeks on end creates a special sense of connection to a place.<p>Lonely Planet’s new book, <i>Epic Hikes of the World</i>, contains 50 of the best routes suggested by our …

Hiking

Operating Room "Spies" Reveal How Surgeons Wield Power, Rank, and Gender

"You. Me. Parking lot!"<p>On Monday, psychologists at Emory University published a paper in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> that should …

Psychology

Why You Should Be Cleaning Your Grill with an Onion

Hallelujah! It’s grilling season, y’all!<p>Unfortunately, nothing takes the joy out of juicy meats cooking away over a bed of hot charcoals like knowing …

Cooking

Trekking Guides in Nepal: Pros and Cons - Trains, Planes and Tuk Tuks

Nepal is unique among trekking destinations. Its most popular trails traverse high-altitude terrain and incredible scenery — but they also run …

Adventure Travel

How to survive the teenage years: a parents’ guide

The Quentin Blake picture book, Zagazoo, tells the surreal story of George and Bella, who become parents after they unwrap a parcel containing a baby. The perfect baby becomes a baby vulture who screeches all night; in toddlerdom, he’s a clumsy elephant. When Zagazoo hits the teen years, he turns …

Mental Health

This Amazing Pizza Dough Recipe Has Just Three Ingredients, No Kneading Required

If you’re anything like most people with functioning taste buds, then you probably call pizza your favorite food. Even if you’ve never made homemade …

Dessert

The Gut-Brain Connection: How it Works and The Role of Nutrition

The gut-brain axis is a term for the communication network that connects your gut and brain (1, 2, 3).<p>These two organs are connected both physically …

Wellness

What is HDR photography and how can I shoot it with my camera?

Have you ever tried to photograph a high-contrast scene, only to be frustrated when you find that the pictures you snapped just don’t do it justice? …

Mobile Photography

Doctors and a Nutritionist Reveal the Top Foods Responsible for Inflammation

If there's one word that's entered the public consciousness in a big way over the past few years when it comes to understanding our food choices, …

Nutrition

20 Easy Yet Effective Life Hacks for Getting Perfect Posture

Don’t try to change yourself in the blink of an eye. Start patiently. It takes years to get good posture, and there are several exercises to correct …

Yoga

These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …

Wellness

7 Tips for a Healthy Prostate

More than 190,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Fortunately, there is a …

Cancer

The Ultimate List of 38 JavaScript Tools

In January 2017 the <b>Stack Overflow</b> community has interviewed 64,000 software developers for the annual developer survey. While the results remain …

JavaScript

10 Programming Books you Need to Read

Sometimes we want to reach the next level on programming and we just don’t know where to start. I’ve been there, with that sensation that I should do …

Concurrency

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 P.M. And It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

Nutrition

Async programming basics every JS developer should know in 2018 - DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻

This article is aimed at people starting out with asynchronous coding in javascript so we would keep things simple by avoiding big words, arrow …