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Soda: an Infographic

Soda: an Infographic

Fruit, though sweet, is an important part of a healthy diet.  At the other end of the sugar spectrum is soda.  It’s devoid of nutrients and so acidic that it erodes tooth enamel.  Cherry Coke is one of the most acidic drinks, registering in with a pH of 2.5.  To put that into perspective, battery...
Are Free Range Eggs Really Better?

Are Free Range Eggs Really Better?

This question originally appeared on Quora. Will Wister, investment fund manager, health advocate and intellectual philanthropist, explains how free range eggs are not necessarily from chickens raised on a pasture: It’s important to distinguish between “free range eggs” and “pastured eggs” According to the law, “free-range” doesn’t really mean much of anything. The thing that makes eggs...
If a high sugar diet is bad for you, why is fruit healthy?

If a high sugar diet is bad for you, why is fruit healthy?

Don't look at nutrition through a simple "macro-nutrient" perspective. Fruits and vegetables are not just "calories" or "grams of sugar". They are nutritional packages that combine multiple difference micro- / macro- / phyto- nutrients.
Peakfoods: a new way to know local

Peakfoods: a new way to know local

Peakfoods is a visual database of foods that are in season now where you live. The site automatically detects location. Access from an iPhone and it acts just like a mobile app. Mouse over or tap the food to explore nutrition info and recipes...
The Neurological Benefits of Play

The Neurological Benefits of Play

Bradley Voytek explains via Quora how play has profound neurological impacts, like enhancing your ability to learn and problem solve.
Scientists Gamify Mapping the Brain

Scientists Gamify Mapping the Brain

In 2011 the game foldit enabled the masses to solve scientific mysteries by discovering the structure of proteins.  Gamers solved an HIV enzyme riddle that had confounded scientists for a decade — in three weeks.  There’s a new science game in town, this time focused on understanding the human mind. “Have you ever wondered why every person...
How do Pain Relievers work?

How do Pain Relievers work?

Ever wondered how 2 tiny Advils can make a headache or sore muscles fade away? TEDed, the new educational arm of TED, explains with a short, informative video below.
A cure for MS?

A cure for MS?

Dr. Terry Wahls, a Professor at the University of Iowa College, suffers from MS. In 2007 she was contrained to a chair and could barely walk twenty feet even with two crutches. Two years later she was able to ride 18 miles on her bike and her MS had all but disappeared. How?...
Your blood vessels laid end-to-end could circumnavigate the Earth..twice

Your blood vessels laid end-to-end could circumnavigate the Earth..twice

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Behind the Scenes @healthsterling

Behind the Scenes @healthsterling

This blog showcases what we think are the greatest ideas in health from conferences to tech revolutions to bioanimation. Today I invite you to take a quick peek at our philosophy plus an inside glance at some of the projects currently underway with Sterling Health. “I like your site..what is it that you do?” Our #1 FAQ.  Sterling Health builds...
Swiss Army Liver

Swiss Army Liver

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TEDTalk: How to see inside the brain

TEDTalk: How to see inside the brain

How do we know what happens in the brain? Technology and a little color turn out to be a great place to start.  Thanks to advancements in staining and imaging technoques, neuroscientists can make neurons show and glow.  Harvard researcher Jeff Lichtman has even modified a mouse to have a rainbow brain.   Today’s 5...
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