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Drink like a centenarian: The top 5 beverages for longevity

Currently, the oldest person on the planet is an impressive 118 years old. However, new research suggests that we could theoretically live up to 150 years. Imagine all the things we could accomplish with that kind of time!  To increase your chances of a long and healthy life, take some notes Read More...

Great Lakes Cleanup

$1 billion to be invested in cleaning up Great Lakes

The US Great Lakes are treasured and iconic wonders of North America's natural splendor. Countless families and individuals flock there for fun and thousands of species of animals, fish, insects, and birds call those waters home. Being important waterways, they also hold major economic importance Read More...

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Okra: the surprising hero in the fight against microplastics

According to new research from scientists at Tarleton State University in Texas, okra — you know, the green, finger-shaped pod that is often added to delicious dishes like gumbo and soup — is a valuable weapon in the fight to get microplastics out of our drinking water. What are Read More...

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As the weather warms up, here's how to help animals handle a heatwave

Right now, much of Europe and North America are experiencing ongoing heatwaves with record-breaking temperatures.  It’s not just humans that are struggling to cope. Yes, it’s getting hot in here—but taking off a sweater, jacket or shirt isn’t an option for local wildlife or for most of our Read More...

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9 natural energy-boosting alternative drinks to coffee

Coffee is good. Almost too good. The energy kick from coffee can be so good that you start drinking too much of it, and that can come with some unpleasant side effects. Too much caffeine has been linked with depression and anxiety. Plus, the amount of sugar that many people consume with their Read More...

Fog nets

Fog nets from Chile to Morocco. And soon California?

Fog nets are screens of overlapping horizontal and vertical mesh that catch moisture from fog and collect it once gravity brings the droplets down. In remote villages in drought-stricken Morocco, these devices not only bring drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people but also let them Read More...

Hydrogel

This gel film pulls drinking water from the air in even the driest places

Getting water to drought-stricken areas is an increasing concern for scientists. In the future, desalination systems will become simpler and more accessible to get water to those who need it, but another solution could be to just pull water right out of the air.  Engineers from the University Read More...

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How much water do you really need to drink?

One of the first health tips you might commonly hear is to drink more water. Social media influencers echo each other saying “stay hydrated,” it's their "secret" to good skin, a slim waistline, and healthy organs. But in terms of health logistics, what's going on when we hydrate? Well, we're Read More...

Muslim family celebrates their iftar meal with homemade dishes.

Tips to keep you feeling fuller and more energized this Ramadan

Millions of Muslims across the world have just started celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, which means fasting from sunrise to sunset each day for all observants. According to one study, around eight percent of these are unsure of the best foods to keep themselves feeling full during the day and Read More...

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How much energy? Your home energy questions answered

Every day we have a choice in which appliance to use. The kettle or the stove? A bath or a shower? Most of the time it's convenience and habit that automatically choose between our options. However, it may be useful to pause for a second and consider which is more efficient in terms of costs and Read More...