3D printing might save your life one day.

It’s transforming medicine and health care now. What can 3D printing do for medicine? The “sky is the limit,” says Northwell Health researcher Dr. Todd Goldstein. Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can …

The incredible science exploring how to edit our memories

  By Rich Haridy – Two new studies are suggesting neuroscientists may be able to suppress, or even completely erase, traumatic memories. (Credit: sdecoret/Depositphotos). Science fiction has long traded in the idea of memory manipulation. From mass memory editing in Dark City to …

Fruit juice can be twice as harmful as soda

No one should be drinking more than 8oz. a day. Here’s why. By Robby Berman – A new study finds that the risk of all-cause mortality from over-consumption of fruit juice is significant. Other sugared beverages are still bad for you, but too …

Phthalates: why you need to know about the chemicals in cosmetics

Also known as plasticizers, phthalates are also commonly found in food packaging and plastics. By Lauren Zanolli  @LaurenZanolliares –  Phthalates are also found in shampoo, perfume, nail polish, hairspray, sanitary pads and more. Illustration: Guardian Design/The Guardian. What are phthalates? Phthalates are a …

 

 

When Women Ran Hollywood

by Juliette Fay – Mary Pickford, best known as “America’s Sweetheart,” was the most successful and highest paid actor of her time. She was also a shrewd business woman. Hold on. When did women—who produced only 18 percent of the 100 top-grossing movies …

Quirky Messerschmitt velomobile rides again

  By Ben Coxworth – The Messerschmitt KR 25-E was unveiled at last month’s Spezi specialty bike show in Germany. (Credit: iDMOOVE). When it comes to weird little old cars, the Messerschmitt Kabinenroller was one of the delightfully weirdest. Five years ago, we …

George Mason: Lost Founder

By William G. Hyland Jr. –   America was woven together by three revered pieces of political paper: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. George Mason’s intellectual potency had a decisive role in shaping and producing all three …

Eco-friendly foam outperforms the “real thing”

By Ben Coxworth – A sample of the foam, which is made of wood pulp-derived cellulose. (Credit: Washington State University). Styrofoam is not eco-friendly stuff. It’s made from petroleum, it can’t be efficiently recycled, it’s non-biodegradable, and it creates pollution when burned. A …

Alien asteroid discovered orbiting the Sun

By Anthony Wood – Image of 2015 BZ509 captured by the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, Arizona. (Credit: C. Veillet / Large Binocular Telescope Observatory). An international team of astronomers has discovered an asteroid orbiting the Sun at roughly the same distance as Jupiter …

3D printing might save your life one day.

It’s transforming medicine and health care now. What can 3D printing do for medicine? The “sky is the limit,” says Northwell Health researcher Dr. Todd Goldstein. Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can …

The incredible science exploring how to edit our memories

  By Rich Haridy – Two new studies are suggesting neuroscientists may be able to suppress, or even completely erase, traumatic memories. (Credit: sdecoret/Depositphotos). Science fiction has long traded in the idea of memory manipulation. From mass memory editing in Dark City to …

Fruit juice can be twice as harmful as soda

No one should be drinking more than 8oz. a day. Here’s why. By Robby Berman – A new study finds that the risk of all-cause mortality from over-consumption of fruit juice is significant. Other sugared beverages are still bad for you, but too …

Phthalates: why you need to know about the chemicals in cosmetics

Also known as plasticizers, phthalates are also commonly found in food packaging and plastics. By Lauren Zanolli  @LaurenZanolliares –  Phthalates are also found in shampoo, perfume, nail polish, hairspray, sanitary pads and more. Illustration: Guardian Design/The Guardian. What are phthalates? Phthalates are a …