Tea Time: Citizen Scientists Needed for Carbon Storage Experiment

Tea Time Citizen Scientists Needed for Carbon Storage Experiment

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.

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Get a Good Night’s Sleep: Five Solutions for Sleep Apnea

Get a Good Night’s Sleep Five Solutions for Sleep Apnea

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.

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Celebrate San Antonio’s Historic Missions during World Heritage Festival, Sept. 6-10

Celebrate San Antonio’s Historic Missions during World Heritage Festival, Sept. 6-10

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.

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Chinese Fungi Relieve Asthma Suffering

Chinese Fungi Relieve Asthma Suffering

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.

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Accepted Misfits: Ugly Produce Gains Status

Accepted Misfits Ugly Produce Gains Status

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.

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Massage Relieves Chronic Back Pain

Massage Relieves Chronic Back Pain

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.

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TAKE A HIKE: Escape into Nature with a Day Trip

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.

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Children’s Fall Vegetable Garden Program at Hardberger Park Starts Aug. 22

Children’s Fall Vegetable Garden Program at Hardberger Park Starts Aug. 22

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.

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LIVE CANCER-FREE: Natural Ways to Prevent and Heal Cancer

LIVE CANCER-FREE Natural Ways to Prevent and Heal Cancer

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.

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Tuna Turnaround: Lower Mercury Levels Tied to Drop in Coal Emissions

Tuna Turnaround Lower Mercury Levels Tied to Drop in Coal Emissions

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.

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