Nora Carr

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DNA sequencing: how much do you want to know about your health future?

Join us for a live chat with with Dr Robert Darnell, president of the New York Genome Center, where we'll examine both sides of the debate surrounding gene sequencing<p>This past July, the New York Genome Center opened its shiny new doors in downtown Manhattan. The massive, sparkling multi-million …

Can US farm bill satisfy hunger for reform?

With the US farm bill in the final stages of negotiation, time is running out for aid groups and the Obama administration, who are anxious to see changes to the country's international food aid programme, which they say is overdue for reform.<p>After 18 months of fitful negotiations, the farm bill – a …

11 Cool Ceilings

Don't forget to look up.<p>They say it's the fifth wall, so next time you're thinking about picking out a new color or hanging art, don't forget to look up.

How To Make Small Kitchens Feel Bigger

Amazing homes, expansive villas and large residences are obviously dream homes that all of us would love to occupy. Yet the reality is that many of …

Party Cheat Sheets: Entertaining Infographics for Holiday Event Planning

You know how they say “There’s an app for that?" Well, chances are good there’s also an infographic. Just in time for this season’s entertaining, …

Infographics

Contemporary Descendant of Retro Sphere Lighting: Atomic Suspension Lamp

Due to its polyvalence and sense of creativity allied to an expressive style, the <b>Atomic suspension lamp</b> by <b>Delightfull</b> is an instant eye-catcher. A …

Choosing Sustainable Shrimp

<i>by Kim Thompson, Sustainable Seafood Expert for the Menuism Seafood Blog</i><p>Recent price hikes in shrimp are largely due to the Early Mortality Syndrome disease in Thailand and Mexico. The sweet and firm crustaceans are the number one seafood import into the U.S., and they account for nearly a quarter …

Obstructed artery. The stenosed section of artery is represented by the break in the dark red vessel at top center

Obstructed artery. The stenosed section of artery is represented by the break in the dark red vessel at top center.

Sad Faces Make People Support Social Campaigns

Any face. Even on a trash can.<p>At the end of last year, the international aid organization Oxfam decided to dramatically change their advertising tactics in their campaign to fight hunger in Africa, replacing pictures of sad, starving children with happier landscapes featuring the continent's …

Sustainability

Ex-Rhino

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p>Yesterday I read the rightfully infuriating news that the <b>Western Black Rhinoceros has been declared extinct</b>. Only it wasn't really news. The Western Black Rhino has been extinct since 2011. But in this …

Turning to Germs in a Post-Antibiotic Era

Back in 1928, Alexander Fleming, a researcher at St. Mary’s Medical School in London discovered what would become a believed savior against the wrath of infectious diseases: antibiotics. Over the coming decades, the discovery turned into a medical marvel and eventually into an industry. …

Medicine

Children of rich parents suffering increased mental health problems

The unrealistic expectations being placed on children by wealthy parents is leading to mental health problems, according to the latest research<p>The children of rich parents are put under so much pressure to succeed they are at an increased risk of suffering of mental illness, a study has …

Mental Health

How Biking In Traffic Affects Your Body

The interesting biology of breathing in diesel exhaust<p>Ever wondered what all those fumes are doing to your lungs while bike or walk in heavy traffic? I certainly have, especially when biking up a hill behind a bus. (Argh, not again!) So I had to check out this <i>Globe and Mail</i> story about a recent …

The Rise Of Overdose Deaths In Rural America

Rural U.S. counties have seen greater increases in fatal drug overdoses since 1999, a new study finds.<p>Over the past few decades, the rate of people dying by drug overdose in the U.S. has risen dramatically. Drug overdose has become one of the leading causes of injury deaths in America, mostly due …

The dirty truth about America's push for green energy

Since 2007, the federal government has made an aggressive push into corn-based ethanol: oil companies are now required to add millions of gallons of ethanol to gasoline, and farmers are encouraged to plow more land in a bid to keep up with demand. But the stated goals of those efforts — produce …

Depression may accelerate the aging process of our cells, study finds

Depression harms more than just the mind: research has linked the ailment with a host of physical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Now, fascinating new research suggests that depression might also accelerate the aging process at a cellular level.<p>In a study published …