I’m sure everyone has heard their parents say, “go outside and get some fresh air” at some point in their life, probably amid a heated discussion or argument. For me, being told what to do made me even more upset. But apparently, I should have just listened.
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Climate change isn’t just bringing warmer air temperatures and melting glaciers, but it is putting our delicious morning cup of joe at risk! Currently, over half of the worlds coffee plant species are at risk of disappearing from the planet – so you better get used to the idea of having a morning smoothie. A recent study illustrated that aroundRead more
Type 2 diabetes is fairly common in the US and Canada and on the rise – around 1 in 10 people currently have type 2 diabetes, and it costs the US alone $245 billion a year. This is a disease in which your body doesn’t properly use the insulin it makes. This causes glucose, or sugar, to build up inRead more
Polar ice is melting, very hot days are increasing, and more extreme weather is on the rise. Climate change is happening right now and scientists are warning that we only have 12 years to get our greenhouse gas emissions in check. We have raised the global temperature by 1.0 degrees Celsius. The new landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental PanelRead more
When someone wrongs us, or betrays us, often we feel like we should “get back at them”. This desire for revenge can be a consequence of anger – but what actually happens in our brain when we feel like lashing out at someone? In a study published in Scientific Reports in July, researchers at the University of Geneva, Switzerland developedRead more
Researchers from John Hopkins, University of California, Google and others conducted the largest known brain imaging study to determine the drivers of brain aging. More than 30,000 individuals from 9 months to 105 years old had their brains scanned in hopes of identifying patterns of aging. Understanding the influence of aging on the brain remains a challenge in determining itsRead more
CRISPR has been the talk of the medicine world for a while because of its incredible accuracy for gene editing. The hope is that CRISPR will cure genetic diseases and end all suffering caused by them. Companies have been pouring money into the potential that this technology holds. But a new study has suggested that it may not be asRead more