Australian scientists have launched a project to bury tens of thousands .of teabags in wetlands around the world to discover how efficient different kinds of wetlands are at capturing and storing carbon dioxide. Already, more than 500 citizen scientists are involved on every continent but Antarctica.
by Lloyd Jenkins
An estimated 18 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of sleep apnea. From the Greek expression for “want of breath,” sleep apnea causes cessation of breathing during the night. Bouts usually last from 10 to 30 seconds and can occur from just a few times to several hundred.
On July 5, 2015, the beautiful and historic San Antonio missions were collectively designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The San Antonio missions are only the third site in the U.S. to be designated in the past 20 years, and they are the first site designated in Texas during that time period.
Researchers from Capital Medical University, in .Beijing, China, tested the effectiveness of Cordyceps sinensis, a traditional Chinese medicine derived from fungi, on the treatment of patients with moderate-tosevere asthma. They followed 120 subjects, divided into two groups of 60.
Due to customer requests and petitions, more stores are beginning to stock the one in five pieces of produce that never made the cut before due to quirky shapes or other blemishes. Often, these are displayed next to their better-looking, more expensive counterparts to give consumers an eco-friendly choice.
Researchers from Indiana University-Purdue .University, in Indianapolis, set out to find out if massage therapy—typically an out-of-pocket expense not covered under most insurance plans—can provide effective treatment for individuals suffering with chronic back pain.
by Marlaina Donato
To many, hiking means long-distance treks through forests or backpacking remote terrain. “In reality, it’s more about getting out into green areas close to home,” says Wesley Trimble, of the American Hiking Society.
Calling all kids ages 7-14! Get out your .gardening tools and reserve your Tuesday mornings for the fall 2017 Children’s Vegetable Garden Program. The program, which begins Aug. 22, is an opportunity for children to learn every aspect of gardening, from planting to harvest, with help from instructors from the Bexar County Master Gardeners.
by Linda Sechrist
Victorious warriors against cancer are speaking to other patients about their journeys of recovery and healing. Two who regularly speak to physicians, as well, are Glenn Sabin, author of n of 1: One Man’s Harvard-documented Remission of Incurable Cancer Using Only Natural Methods, and Kathy Mydlach-Bero, author of EAT: An Unconventional Decade in the Life of a Cancer Patient.
Levels of highly toxic mercury contamination .in Atlantic bluefin tuna are rapidly declining, a trend that has been linked to reduced mercury emissions in North America, according to a new study published in Environmental Science & Technology.