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Insecticide alters honeybee genes

<b>U. NOTTINGHAM (UK) —</b> Even very low exposure to neonicotinoid insecticide causes genetic changes in honeybees.<p>New research, published in <i>PLOS ONE,</i> …

Green Smoothies with Avocado

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Take the dairy out of your smoothie, and add in some green.</i><p>Smoothies are a no-brainer breakfast for vegans: many recipes are vegan as written, and if they aren’t, it’s …

Polio Outbreak In Kenya: A Threat To Global Eradication

Kenya has recorded its first case of polio in two years, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.<p>A 4-month-old girl came down with paralysis on April 30, and then two healthy kids nearby also tested positive for the virus.<p>But this handful of infections with poliovirus has the potential to set …

Humans With Amplified Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI

With much of our attention focused the rise of advanced artificial intelligence, few consider the potential for <b>radically amplified human intelligence</b> …

In Raw Milk Case, Activists See Food Freedom On Trial

What is the case against Wisconsin farmer Vernon Hershberger really about? It depends on whom you ask.<p>To hear the prosecution, it's about licensing, not raw milk: Hershberger, a dairy farmer hailing from the town of Loganville, is on trial this week for operating without three licenses. He's also …

Do Sunny Days Make You Feel Good About Life?

I have a soft spot in my heart for the song "Sunny Side of the Street," and that song has helped me get through some tough times in my life. The lyric "Life can be so sweet/On the sunny side of the street" captures our general belief that rainy days are sad, while sunny days are happy.<p>Clearly, this …

Finding Your Element

• <b>Author:</b> Sir Ken Robinson, PhD & Lou Aronica<p><b>The New York Times bestselling author of The Element gives readers an inspirational and practical guide to self-improvement, happiness, creativity, and personal transformation</b><p>Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk video and groundbreaking book, <i>The Element</i>, introduced …

Nutty finding: Olive oil, nuts can protect your brain

It might seem against all logic, but adding a little olive oil or a handful of nuts to your diet each day may help keep your mind clear, researchers reported on Monday. It’s the same diet that’s also been shown to reduce deaths from heart attacks and strokes.<p>The researchers found that people who …