Health

 Sarah Schafer

“Glass Gem” Rainbow Corn Exists and Its Conception is Incredible

“Glass Gem” Rainbow Corn Exists and Its Conception is Incredible

“Glass Gem” corn went viral in 2012 when a photo of the rainbow-colored kernels was posted on Facebook. Imagine the excitement of peeling the husk of a corn of the cob to find the purple, pink, blue, red, and yellow of a kaleidoscope. You may not find rainbow corn at a farmer’s stand by the side […]

 Brittany Hambleton

Guy Saved Elephants From Poachers, They Mourned His Death Outside His Home

Guy Saved Elephants From Poachers, They Mourned His Death Outside His Home

Empathy is one of the more complex and integral emotions that humans experience. The question is, are animals capable of experiencing it too? The idea that animals are capable of experiencing a full range of human emotion is not new. Early scientists believed that it was possible. Charles Darwin even once wrote that there is […]

 Brittany Hambleton

A Single Opossum Can Kill 5,000 Ticks In One Season, Which Spread Lyme Disease

A Single Opossum Can Kill 5,000 Ticks In One Season, Which Spread Lyme Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately thirty thousand cases of Lyme disease are reported by state health departments every year. This number, however, does not reflect every case of Lyme disease in the US. More recent estimates believe that number may be closer to three hundred thousand [1]. Lyme disease […]

 Julie Hambleton

‘Root Beer Lady’ Lived Alone in a Million-Acre Wilderness

‘Root Beer Lady’ Lived Alone in a Million-Acre Wilderness

Dubbed “The Loneliest Woman in America”, the Root Beer Lady was famous in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Though she lived alone, she was certainly not lonely. This is her incredible life story. The Root Beer Lady Dorothy Molter, known in the BWCAW as The Root Beer Lady, lived on the Isle of […]

 Brittany Hambleton

Man Searching For Wife In Wildfires Asked Burned Woman For Help Not Realising It Was Her

Man Searching For Wife In Wildfires Asked Burned Woman For Help Not Realising It Was Her

Over labour day weekend, Oregon saw the most intense wildfire event ever recorded. A combination of high winds and extremely low humidity caused dozens of fires to start between Monday and Tuesday. Those fires quickly spread across the landscape, covering more than 230 thousand acres [1]. Since the fires began, thousands of residents have been […]

 Brittany Hambleton

Is Isolation Killing America’s Nursing Home Residents?

Is Isolation Killing America’s Nursing Home Residents?

As of September 16, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 470 thousand people at 19 thousand long term care facilities across the United States. At least 77 thousand residents and workers have died from the virus, accounting for approximately forty percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the country [1]. Sadly, there is another side […]

 Julie Hambleton

Solar-Powered Panels Pull Water Out of Thin Air for Families Who Have None

Solar-Powered Panels Pull Water Out of Thin Air for Families Who Have None

Imagine how different your life would be if you didn’t have access to clean drinking water? This nightmare is a reality for the Navajo people, and has been for many years. A new type of solar panels, however, might just be the solution they’ve always needed. These solar panels are able to pull water right […]

 Brittany Hambleton

Billionaire promised to die ‘broke.’ $8 billion dollars later, the world is a better place for it.

Billionaire promised to die ‘broke.’ $8 billion dollars later, the world is a better place for it.

The world’s wealthiest people are often criticized for being greedy. In many cases, this criticism is warranted. While a significant portion of society struggles to put food on their tables, the wealthiest among us seem to continue to make more and more money. This reality has become even more apparent amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While millions […]

 Julie Hambleton

Tesla driver pulled over going 93 MPH while completely asleep

Tesla driver pulled over going 93 MPH while completely asleep

Futuristic self-driving cars are on their way sooner than we may think, however, they’re not quite as close to reality as some want to believe. A man was pulled over in Canada for speeding while driving a Tesla, where the police discovered him to be fast asleep. Man Pulled Over While Sleep-Speeding in a Tesla […]

 Maria Sykes

Massive 10-Year Study Links Gum Disease to Cancers, Major Health Problems

Massive 10-Year Study Links Gum Disease to Cancers, Major Health Problems

Is oral health even more important than we thought? Well, new research from Finland has pointed to a surprising link between gum disease and the development of some cancers. And even worse, it has been linked to the risk of cancer-related death. Periodontitis, or gum disease, is characterized by the inflammation of the tissue surrounding the base of the teeth, […]

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