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Salt: no great shakes for your health

We have known for some time that too much is bad for us, but now researchers are linking increased salt consumption to the rise in autoimmune disease<p>For many years, it has been recognised that a high-salt diet is bad for you. Eating too much sodium increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart …

Multiple Sclerosis

These Beautiful Antique Photos Were Made With Potato Starch

Almost 30 years before Kodachrome, two French brothers invented a way to take color photos. The autochrome process they developed gave the soft, slightly blurred images the feel of an Impressionist painting.<p>In 1907, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, introduced the first viable method of …

For the Best U.S. Architecture Per Square Mile, Head to Dallas

New York has the nation's tallest skyscraper. Chicago has some fancy buildings. But one city wins when it comes to sheer density of urban design.<p>For as long as there've been skyscrapers, Chicago and New York have been elbowing each other for dominance over the sky. Late in 2013, the <i>Chicago …

10 magnificent minimalist GIFs by Florian de Looij

GIF: gif.flrn.nl<p>Here are some of my favorite very simple animations by artist and GIF-master Florian de Looij.<p>More from him: portfolio, and GIF …

GIF Animations

Franco svizzero, la sottile linea tra protezione e bolla speculativa

La decisione della Banca Nazionale Svizzera (BNS) di <b>sganciare il franco dall’euro</b>, determinandone un brusco rincaro, ha colto tutti di sorpresa. Gli …

After Making Waves In 2014, ISIS' Power Appears To Ebb

In the heat of summer in 2014, Baghdad was spooked. A third of Iraq was under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS. The extremist group thrived in the chaos of the Syrian civil war, then surged over the border into Iraq and took over the cities of Mosul and Tikrit. People …

Middle East