Category: Alternative

37 Years Ago, America’s Relationship with Volcanoes Changed Forever

37 Years Ago, America’s Relationship with Volcanoes Changed Forever

This turned into one of the most well-studied eruptions in human history: American volcanologists had eyes on the mountain from the beginning, and were quick to get instruments to her slopes the instant she...

Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green

Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green

A new study has found a steady growth of moss in Antarctica over the last 50 years as temperatures increased as a result of climate change. The continued retreat of glaciers will make the...

Rehab Exoskeletons: A Comic Book Idea Come to Life

Rehab Exoskeletons: A Comic Book Idea Come to Life

A mechanical exoskeleton like the Ekso GT gives patients with a spinal cord injury just enough support to help them walk.

It’s Official: Three-Toed Sloths Are the Slowest Mammals on Earth

It’s Official: Three-Toed Sloths Are the Slowest Mammals on Earth

After seven years of studying three-toed sloths, scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have made it official: the tree-dwelling animals are the slowest mammals on earth, metabolically speaking. With a metabolic rate of 162...

Here are the Big Benefits of Adding 10 Minutes of Mobility Work to Your Daily Routine

Here are the Big Benefits of Adding 10 Minutes of Mobility Work to Your Daily Routine

As you get older, such things start happening more and more and you notice that you can’t bounce back as quickly or go as hard as you once did. What the heck is going...

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Evolution does everything for a reason, and to understand the origin of this particular insanity, let’s back up for a minute to 50,000BC in Ethiopia, where your Great2,000 Grandfather lived as part of a small tribe. A...

The Marriage Decision: Everything Forever or Nothing Ever Again

The Marriage Decision: Everything Forever or Nothing Ever Again

There’s not really any normal way to start a relationship. Some people go on a date, and then another date, and then another, and one day it’s just clear to both of them that...

Rare genetic diseases can arise from unsuspecting carriers

Rare genetic diseases can arise from unsuspecting carriers

When two people with a rare form of deafness mate, the genetic combination can yield an unusual syndrome in which the child has fragile bones, deafness, blindness and albinism. The disorder is an example of a rare disease passed on...

This New ‘Perfect’ Battery Has Experts Stumped

This New ‘Perfect’ Battery Has Experts Stumped

The lithium-ion battery has made our modern phones, laptops, and electric cars possible. The secret is its ability to cram a lot of power into a tiny package, but for its inventor John B...

Sports and war: With concussions, there’s little difference between football, fighting

Sports and war: With concussions, there’s little difference between football, fighting

Traumatic Brain Injury involves some sort of impact, as is the case in sports when bodies collide or heads sustain a forceful blow. But more insidiously, TBI can be sustained by shockwaves from explosions which...