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Using Wood As Biofuel May Be Worse For The Planet Than We Thought

New data suggests logging could release large amounts of previously ignored carbon into the atmosphere.<p>Timber harvesting may release significant amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, according to a new study. This challenges a longstanding belief that using wood for energy is a green alternative …

NASA warns Arctic thaw could have huge impact on global warming

The Arctic's permafrost soils have NASA worried. Scientists monitoring carbon levels in the top layers of Arctic soils have identified huge deposits that, if thawed sufficiently, could upset its carbon balance and magnify the impacts of global warming. The agency estimates that the Arctic's …

Nanotechnology and religion: a complex relationship

In the science fiction short story Halo, a panel of Muslim scholars discuss a strip of bacon made by a "molecular assembler", a device capable of …

The Power of Thinking: Can the Mind Affect Our Reality

<i>“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” —Attributed to Gautama Siddhartha, the</i> …

Consciousness

Study Says Vegetarians Live Longer. But Don't Give Up Meat Just Yet

<i>Greatist News examines and explains the trends and studies making headlines in fitness, health, and happiness. Check out all the news here.</i><p>Photo: …

Mindfulness and the Monkey Mind

Our minds are abuzz with thousands of thoughts each day, all of which compete for our attention and a corollary action. The Buddhists call this untrained mind of buzzing thoughts the Monkey Mind.<p>The Monkey Mind, the ego mind, constantly flickers between conscious thoughts of love and unconscious …

5 Healthy Whole Grains To Add To Your Diet

<i>By Kristin Kirkpatrick, R.D. for YouBeauty</i><p>Whole grains took center stage a few years ago when the government recommended that Americans fill half of their plates with whole grain sources. It was an exciting win for dietitians who are constantly trying to dispel the fear that all carbohydrates are …

Arc protein 'could be key to memory loss', says study

<b>Scientists have discovered more about the role of an important brain protein which is instrumental in translating learning into long-term memories.</b><p>Writing in Nature Neuroscience, they said further research into the Arc protein's role could help in finding new ways to fight neurological diseases.<p>The …

Neuroscience

The Deadly Fake Fat Lurking in the Supermarket -- Still!

Artificial trans fat -- the kind that comes from partially hydrogenated oil -- has been called a "metabolic poison" and the "most dangerous fat in the food supply." It promotes heart disease by raising one's "bad" cholesterol (LDL), which clogs arteries, and lowering one's "good" cholesterol (HDL), …

You Are What You Eat: Gut Bacteria and Heart Disease

They say "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach," and the connection between diet and heart disease is nothing new. It has been generally accepted that the saturated fat in meat makes it a cardiac killer.<p>Well, this just in, fat may not be the culprit in the red meat-heart disease …

Tone Your Abs, Arms & Ass With This 15-Minute Workout

'Tis the season for short-shorts, bikinis, and the quintessential sundress. Though you may have body envy for the ladies who model that swimsuit you just bought, there's a sure-fire way to quickly tone your three most in-demand areas for summer: your arms, abs, and ass. We talked to Rachel …

Vegetable Fats Could Help Prostate Cancer Patients Live Longer

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer<p>Published: 06/10/2013 04:03 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>For men with prostate cancer, consuming vegetable fats — like those found in olive oils, nuts and avocados — instead of animal fats or carbohydrates may bring a longer life, according to new research.<p>In …

Hayward Gallery's outsider artists offer their Alternative Guide to the Universe

It has brought together mavericks and dreamers, reimagined the worlds of culture and science, and may just be the most far-out art exhibition in …

Feathered everything: just how many dinosaurs had feathers?

As I've recently been going heavily on the feathers theme, it seemed appropriate to deal with a major question in dinosaur palaeontology that is …