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The best way to tackle climate change? Plant 1 trillion trees, experts say

The fight against climate change is becoming a desperate race to save our planet. More and more people are joining the movement, with both government and private sectors now taking more serious measures. But are all our efforts enough? Not nearly. Our planet is still warming at an alarming rate, threatening wildlife extinction and rising …

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The science world is shocked by this 26 year old’s answer to antibiotic resistance

Medical experts call the march of the superbug a “slow tsunami”. Currently it kills an estimated 700,000 people a year, 230,000 of them newborn babies. The overuse and miss use of antibiotics have led to Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on such a scale that it has become one of the biggest threats to global health. So …

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A new, more rigorous study confirms: the more you use Facebook, the worse you feel

According to data provided by Facebook last year, the average user spends almost an hour on the site every day. A survey by Deloitte found that for many smartphone users, checking social media sites is the first then they do in the morning – in most cases before even getting out of bed. Social interaction …

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Scientists believe this “autistic savant” can unlock the door to complete memory recall in everyone

If you have seen Rainman with Dustin Hoffman in the lead role, then you know what an astounding phenomenon an autistic savant is. Daniel Tammet is such a man, one of only about 50 living in the world today. He is exceptional even for a savant: he is a high-functioning autistic savant. This means that …

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Scientists suggest eating broccoli may slow down the aging process

What if I told you there was a secret to staying young, and you have immediate access to it? Anti-aging is serious stuff, and that’s why it’s come under such intense scrutiny from scientists. In a research study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis conducted …

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A psychiatrist reveals the most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans

Daniel Gregory Amen is a famous psychiatrist who specializes in brain disorders and is also a Times bestselling author on the side.  In his TED talk, he talks about the most important lesson we can learn from 83,000 different brain scans: “After 22 years and 83,000 brain scans… the single most important lesson my colleagues …

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Most people aren’t ready for this genius animated short film on society’s hidden darkness

Lubomir Arsov’s groundbreaking short film IN-SHADOW: A Modern Odyssey is a masterpiece in social commentary that will at once enthrall and disturb you. His stunning animations are masterfully enhanced by a haunting soundtrack by Sheldon Lisoy to make for a totally engrossing experience. In only 13 minutes the film depicts a hellish portrait of our …

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Scientists believe depression can be alleviated by treating inflammation

The latest discovery about the possible link between depression and inflammation has once again taken a chomp out of my confidence in the medical profession. In my personal life, I have known a number of people who suffer from depression and have tried the whole gamut of anti-depressants without ever experiencing any noteworthy relief. We …

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A neuroscientist explains the shocking impact too much sugar has on the brain

Ever wondered what sugar does to the brain? Sugar sure gets a lot of negative attention these days, but is it really that bad for the brain? Most of us have sugar every day but seem to be functioning fine. Yet, according to neuroscientist Nicole Avena, sugar might be having more of a negative effect …

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Scientists believe cockroach milk could be one of the most nutritious foods in the world

Forget about chia seeds, goji berries or quinoa. Move over, almond milk. Cockroach milk may turn out to be the new superfood you’ll be raving about in the future. You’re reading this right. Cockroach milk. Time to leave your initial disgust behind and discover what this little creature can bring for your health. An amazing scientific discovery …

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A juice company dumps 16,000 tonnes of orange peel in a national park. Here’s what it looks like now.

In the mid-1990s, 1,000 truckloads of sticky orange peels and orange pulp were unloaded onto a barren piece of land in a Costa Rican national park. Today, that same barren land has been transformed into a lush forest. This story, shared on the Princeton website, is an example of what can happen when agricultural waste …

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7 surprising health-benefits of hugs: scientific studies

We all know that hugging feels good. But what we don’t know is that hugging is also good for your health and well-being. Here are surprising physiological and psychological importance of hugging, according to scientific studies: 1. Hugging protects you from stress and infection According to research from Carnegie Mellon University, hugs protect stressed people …

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