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Ethiopia struggles with worst drought for 50 years leaving 18 million people in need of aid

Every morning Aisha Nor rises at dawn to spend several hours gathering dry twigs from the scrubland around her home.<p>By selling them each week at the local market, she can earn just enough to buy sweet black tea to supplement her children’s daily bread ration. And that, in turn, may be just enough …

10 Ways to Be a Greener Traveler, Even if You Love to Fly

You want to be green. You recycle. You turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth. But you’re not going to forgo a flight to a tropical paradise and top-notch accommodations, even though planes emit greenhouse gases and routine hotel practices, like washing the linens each day, hurt the …

Here's how the oil crash will affect Canada in the long-term

According to Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada Lynn Patterson, Canadians should not expect oil prices to exceed $100 a barrel again any time soon, and the pain from the oil price crash will radiate across Canada. In particular, Patterson noted that while income and wealth losses are going to be …

March temperature smashes 100-year global record

Average global temperature was 1.07C hotter - beating last month’s previous record increase<p>The global temperature in March has shattered a century-long record and by the greatest margin yet seen for any month.<p>February was far above the long-term average globally, driven largely by climate change, …

Global Warming

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Just How Big Is China's Impact On The World Economy?

How big of a deal is China?<p>Just ask Tata Steel, Vale, Rio Tinto. The list is long of steel makers and iron ore exporters that have been crushed by Chinese oversupply.<p>About 15,000 British jobs are at risk if India-owned Tata Steel cannot find a buyer for its U.K. plants, including the heavily …

Thirsty continents are slowing down expected sea level rise, scientists say

Despite the accelerated melting of glaciers and ice sheets, sea levels aren't rising quite as quickly as scientists anticipated. The reason: Continents are absorbing more of the water before it flows into the seas, according to a new study.<p>Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory figured this …

Brazil’s sprawling favelas bear the brunt of Zika

Efforts to stamp out the mosquito that carries the virus are undermined by poverty in the most vulnerable areas<p>With rubber gloves, a plastic container full of larvicide and the official badge of Rio de Janeiro’s epidemic control department, Gilberto de Souza gains permission to enter the home of a …

How Congress And The Supreme Court Blew Up The Natural Gas ‘Bridge’ To Renewables

Thanks to recent decisions by the GOP-controlled Congress and the Roberts Supreme Court, renewable energy (and energy efficiency) have been given a …

Rising Sea Level Will Slow Earth's Rotation - Harvard Study Shows

Research has shown that rising sea level across the globe has triggered a slowdown in Earth’s rotation. A team led by Harvard researcher Jerry Mitrovica published their results in Science Advances identifying changes in Earth’s rotation in the 20th century as linked to global sea-level rise.<p>Sea …

Man-made DNA that can mimic killer diseases, injecting them into patients create immunity

Man-made artificial DNA strands that mimic deadly diseases such as the flu, Ebola, cancer, and HIV have recently been created by scientists. …

5 Protein Mistakes You've Been Making

Fix them ASAP to get stronger and lose more lbs.<p>Protein is the key to a fitter, leaner, stronger you—but that’s only if you are eating it right. Unfortunately, most women aren’t. We chatted with nutritionist Rania Batayneh, M.P.H., owner of Essential Nutrition For You nutrition consulting firm, …

Nutrition

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

Productivity

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

4 Kinds of Workout: What to Eat Before and After

<b>Before:</b> Because of all the twisty postures involved, a full belly may not be ideal. With that in mind, stay nice and hydrated beforehand. If you’re …

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Holistic Medicine

Simple Cabbage Soup Recipe Diet for Rapid Weight Loss

One of the daunting for anybody could be to hit the gym or being on diet. But what if what we told you that there is a secret potion that will help …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

The Right Amount of Exercise to Protect Your Heart

Find out why 30 minutes a day might not be enough to stave off this serious condition<p>Your daily half-hour exercise session might not be enough to keep your heart healthy, according to a new meta-analysis published in the journal <i>Circulation</i>. After analyzing the exercise habits of almost 400,000 …

Medical Research

6 Things We Learn From Backpacking

I have always been comfortable throwing myself out of my comfort zone. Maybe more comfortable out of my comfort zone than in it.<p>All my life, I dreamed of traveling, I hungered for the big world waiting for me out there so when I finished school at 18, the only thing I knew for sure was that I …

How fast your heart beats predicts if you will die early

It’s enough to make your heart beat a little faster. A new study suggests that resting heart rate can be used as a ‘death test’ to predict your chance of keeling over in the next two decades.<p>Although doctors have known for some time that people with low resting heart rates are usually fitter and …

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Seduced by the label

How nutrition information leads you to buy more<p>Have you ever been to the supermarket and chosen foods based on nutrition labels? If so, be cautious, …

Nutrition

Wine and Berries Are Nature's Viagra, Says Science

A new study suggests that foods high in flavonoids, like currants and red wine, may help prevent erectile dysfunction and reliance on Viagra.

Research

10 years ago, I made a simple change that improved my life dramatically

But 10 years ago today, I changed something. And that change turned out to be one of the best things I've ever done.<p>I started exercising regularly.<p>At the time, I didn't think of myself as particularly lazy or out of shape. I was never a jock, but I was a competitive swimmer until my junior year of …

How Australian households became the most indebted in the world

The rapid rise of capital city house prices in the past two years has propelled Australia past Denmark with a ratio of 123.08% debt to GDP, analysis shows<p>The results are in: Australian households have more debt compared to the size of the country’s economy than any other in the world.<p>Related: The …