Inspired by spiders and fire ants, researchers develop a new unsinkable metal

Researchers from the University of Rochester have developed an extremely buoyant metal that can be used to make unsinkable ships. The researchers have drawn inspiration from fire ants and diving bell spiders, which have the remarkable ability to remain afloat or survive underwater for long periods of time. These creepy-crawlies are able to do this by trapping air in an … Continue reading Inspired by spiders and fire ants, researchers develop a new unsinkable metal

EMP survival: 4 Ways to protect your home from an EMP attack

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is an intense burst of electromagnetic energy that can shut down the power grid and disrupt electronics. It occurs naturally such as during solar storms but can also be generated artificially using nuclear weapons. A man-made EMP can easily push modern societies dependent on the power grid to the brink of collapse. For example, a successful EMP … Continue reading EMP survival: 4 Ways to protect your home from an EMP attack

US scientists detect MORE THAN 50 chemicals from everyday products in pregnant women and newborns

American scientists have detected more than a hundred chemicals in the blood of pregnant women and their children. Fifty-five of these substances had not been found in humans before, while 42 “mystery chemicals” had no sources or known uses. Based on their findings, the scientists posited that the children receive the chemicals through the mother’s placenta while … Continue reading US scientists detect MORE THAN 50 chemicals from everyday products in pregnant women and newborns

Cleaning products linked to antibiotic resistance: Use plant-based non-toxic cleaners instead, urge experts

Millions of people around the globe use chemical disinfectants and other similar cleaning products to rid their homes of disease-causing bacteria. However, scientists find that the use of these cleaners can cause bacteria to develop resistance to chemicals meant to kill them. This is because chemical cleaners leave active residues that continue to kill bacteria — but not all … Continue reading Cleaning products linked to antibiotic resistance: Use plant-based non-toxic cleaners instead, urge experts

Keeping it green: 9 Air-purifying houseplants for your living room

If you like to keep it green, there’s no better way of purifying the air in your living room than through houseplants. Houseplants can improve air quality and make your living space healthier. Research from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shows that houseplants can absorb volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde and benzene. These chemicals are toxic and may even be carcinogenic in … Continue reading Keeping it green: 9 Air-purifying houseplants for your living room

TOXIC products: Humans are the greatest pollutants of office air, reveals surprising study

Researchers from Purdue University found that humans are the most significant pollutants of indoor air. In a study presented at the American Association for Aerosol Research Conference in Oregon, the researchers revealed that humans are the dominant sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in an office environment. VOCs are a large group of chemicals that strongly influence the composition and chemistry … Continue reading TOXIC products: Humans are the greatest pollutants of office air, reveals surprising study

FCC sued for dismissing evidence that wireless technology can have serious effects on health

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was sued by two health advocacy organizations over the agency’s “capricious, arbitrary and not evidence-based” refusal to acknowledge that wireless technology devices and infrastructure, such as cell towers and smartphones, can have serious health effects. On Monday, Jan. 25, attorneys for the Children’s Health Defense (CHD) and the Environmental Health Trust (EHT) presented … Continue reading FCC sued for dismissing evidence that wireless technology can have serious effects on health

Prepping tips: What to expect when you lose power for one week

Surviving a week-long power outage requires a great deal of preparation. You use electricity for a lot of things, so it only makes sense that you pay more attention to how you’ll manage your home in the event of a power outage. Here’s what to expect when the grid goes down for a week: (h/t to AskAPrepper.com) Day 1 … Continue reading Prepping tips: What to expect when you lose power for one week

Researchers evaluate the efficiency of natural plant products for disinfecting surfaces

In this study, researchers from India evaluated the efficiency of traditional fumigation practice using natural plant products to disinfect the air and surfaces. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. Environmental disinfection is an excellent method for reducing nosocomial or healthcare associated infections (HCAIs). HCAIs are major … Continue reading Researchers evaluate the efficiency of natural plant products for disinfecting surfaces

A step in the right direction: Kalamata City Council blocks 5G pilot program because of health risks

One city that is taking an appropriately cautious stance when it comes to 5G is Kalamata, Greece, whose city council made the decision to block further development on the 5G network that was being piloted in the city. The move came following a meeting in which the council determined that the radiation from the upgrade … Continue reading A step in the right direction: Kalamata City Council blocks 5G pilot program because of health risks