Globalization really started 1,000 years ago

‘The Meeting of Two Worlds,’ a sculpture at L’Anse aux Meadows, commemorates the meeting of Vikings and Native Americans around the year 1000. D. Gordon E. Robertson/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA – Author Valerie Hansen Professor of History, Yale University 2020 Jun 11 – …

Lower Protein Diet May Lessen Risk for Heart Disease

Researchers determined that diets with reduced sulfur amino acids — which occur in protein-rich foods, such as meats, dairy, nuts, and soy — were associated with a decreased risk for cardiovascular disease – By Penn State University 2020 Feb 03 – A plant-based …

Can Drinking Cocoa Make You Smarter?

Cocoa Flavanols Found to Boost Brain Oxygenation and Cognition – By University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2020 Nov 24 – The brains of healthy adults recovered faster from a mild vascular challenge and performed better on complex tests if the participants consumed cocoa …

 

How Pink Salt Took Over Millennial Kitchens

It’s not healthier for you. It doesn’t technically come from the Himalayas. But pink salt’s appeal has exploded nonetheless. Photo by Morinka / Shutterstock – By Amanda Mull, The Atlantic – For decades, I was under the impression that salt is white. Table …

PNM Scam Alert

Good morning everyone, please see the below news release and attached examples of the scams that are running rampant in New Mexico right now. Please help spread awareness so less people fall victim to this crime. Thank you!   Shannon Jackson, Spokesperson PNM …

 

Graphene tractor beams could one day redirect lightning strikes

A new study has demonstrated how a tractor beam containing trapped graphene microparticles could one day redirect lightning strikes.  Anettphoto/Depositphoto – By Michael Irving 2020 Nov 12 – Lightning strikes are a major trigger for wildfires, including the record-breaking blazes that devastated Australia, California …

Why This New Technology Inspired by Camel Fur Is Super Cool

A two-layered material that mimics the animals’ sweat glands and insulating fur chills surfaces 400 percent longer than traditional methods. Camels stay cool through a combination of sweat and insulating fur. (Balint Meggyesi / Getty Images) – By Corryn Wetzel SmithsonianMag.Com 2020 Nov …

The Reason Why Huskies Like to Talk

By Henry Steinman+ Some dog breeds rarely make a sound. Others never shut up. Huskies are most definitely in the second category. As anyone who’s ever met one will tell you, huskies like to talk. A lot. Sometimes they howl, sometimes they whine. …

Watch an Amazing Time-Lapse of Growing Mushrooms

A mesmerizing 10,000-shot video captures the dramatic life cycles of several species – photographed by Owen Reiser. By Corryn Wetzel SmithsonianMag.Com 2020 Nov 02 – Owen Reiser was running through the nature preserve around his college campus when he spotted some “crazy looking …

Self-watering SMAG-soil pulls moisture from the air

Radishes grow in the SMAG-soil, on the roof of the Cockrell School’s Engineering Teaching Center building at UT Austin.  The University of Texas at Austin – By Ben Coxworth 2020 Nov 04 – Generally speaking, you don’t see a wide variety of crops being …

Five Reasons to Love Bats

From leaf-engineering to complex social circles, there’s more to bats than flying and echolocation. (Charles J Sharp) – By Erin Malsbury 2020 Oct 27 – Bats have had a rough year. Brought into the limelight by the coronavirus pandemic, their already spooky public …

Globalization really started 1,000 years ago

‘The Meeting of Two Worlds,’ a sculpture at L’Anse aux Meadows, commemorates the meeting of Vikings and Native Americans around the year 1000. D. Gordon E. Robertson/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA – Author Valerie Hansen Professor of History, Yale University 2020 Jun 11 – …

Lower Protein Diet May Lessen Risk for Heart Disease

Researchers determined that diets with reduced sulfur amino acids — which occur in protein-rich foods, such as meats, dairy, nuts, and soy — were associated with a decreased risk for cardiovascular disease – By Penn State University 2020 Feb 03 – A plant-based …

Can Drinking Cocoa Make You Smarter?

Cocoa Flavanols Found to Boost Brain Oxygenation and Cognition – By University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2020 Nov 24 – The brains of healthy adults recovered faster from a mild vascular challenge and performed better on complex tests if the participants consumed cocoa …