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The Top Superfood

According to the Pew Research Center, a nationwide polling firm, only 20% of U.S. adults say they trust the government to “do the right thing”, but when it comes to their trust as to how well the government "ensures good food and medicine”, 62% trust the government....

You Heal By The Laws (2)

When we look at other laws in our world, we can see how we are affected. Take the second law of thermodynamics, which means everything in this world is becoming more disordered, not ordered. That is why we age, and everything that is alive eventually breaks down and...

You Heal By The Laws

In this world there are certain physical laws that we all live by. The law of gravity is one of them. If we step off a building, that law is evident as we fall to the ground. But there is another law that can supersede that law: the law of aerodynamics and jet...

Your cells are connected and tuned in

Velcro — what would we do without it? We can attach and detach fabric with it as often as we wish, yet it can hold together quite firmly. Like so many inventions, Velcro was an imitation of nature. An engineer and inventor named George de Mestral one day noticed how...

Your Cells are Listening

Most likely you are familiar with virtual videoconferences, such as Zoom meetings, where you get together with other people via computers and smartphones — except you are not really together at all. Instead, your camera records your image and voice and then converts...

Toxic Treatments Age Us

The Monarch Butterfly normally lives about a month, with one amazing exception: the fourth generation Monarch migrates, and this generation can live up to eight months. They migrate up to 3,000 miles, mostly to Mexico and California, where they overwinter, then begin...

You Don’t Need New Genes

Look closely at a well-tended farm, where you can see row after row of healthy crops growing. If the soil is fertile and weather conditions have been good, you see that almost every plant is strong and healthy. The farmer did not go and pull weak plants — those rows...

You Can’t Fool Your Gut-Brain

Sensors —we see them everywhere. “Check engine”, “low battery”, a home alarm system — these all start with sensors, which send signals to some sort of intelligent device that figures out what the sensors are telling it and decides what action to take. Car sensors...

Extra Body Fat Means Cancer Risk

If you are overweight, the last thing you want is to be reminded of why you should lose weight. No one who has extra pounds enjoys them. You are reminded when you try to exercise or just move about during your day, when you look in the mirror, or when you look at...

Know Your Enemy: The Cancer Stem Cell

In October of 2003, General Stanley McChrystal took command of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). He took command when JSOC was battling Al-Qaeda in Iraq — and losing. Even with elite military forces under his new command, Al-Qaeda just kept getting...