Report: Lead exposure linked to uptick in annual heart disease deaths in the US

Lead exposure may be driving cases of heart disease in the United States, a study published in the Lancet said. The study, which analyzed data on 14,000 adults, noted that the heavy metal contributed to as many as 412,000 premature deaths each year in the United States – a number estimated to be 10 times larger than the figures mentioned in … Continue reading Report: Lead exposure linked to uptick in annual heart disease deaths in the US

Plants can sense, think and communicate, says Italian scientist

Talking to plants is neither an uncommon habit among gardeners and plant enthusiasts, nor is it a modern notion. Strange as it might sound or appear to an onlooker, people talk to their plants for a host of reasons. Some do it as a form of social interaction. Others might talk to their ailing plants … Continue reading Plants can sense, think and communicate, says Italian scientist

Long-term exposure to chemical ingredients in sunscreen is lethal to freshwater organisms, warn scientists

For a lot of people, beach trips and lake excursions are never complete without a tall bottle of sunscreen to smother their skin with before going off for a swim. However, a recent report found that chemical ingredients in sunscreen that leach off of the skin while swimming might be detrimental to freshwater organisms. In a … Continue reading Long-term exposure to chemical ingredients in sunscreen is lethal to freshwater organisms, warn scientists

Trees talk to each other – science explains how

It turns out, “talking trees” exist beyond science fiction, says actual science. The idea of trees talking – and humans understanding them – is a hot topic in environmental science. But for Suzanne Simard, a biologist and a pioneer of inter-plant communication research from the University of British Columbia, the idea that trees talk isn’t up for debate. In her 1997 doctoral … Continue reading Trees talk to each other – science explains how

They’re all in this together: Study discovers that microbe communities can work together to acquire nutrients

There is a method to the madness – or at least there is for the microbes who adopted a cooperative, communal approach when it comes to securing nourishment from their environment. This is according to a new study from the University of Exeter, in which researchers looked for possible factors that could have influenced certain microorganisms to spurn a … Continue reading They’re all in this together: Study discovers that microbe communities can work together to acquire nutrients

Arsenic is toxic to humans, but these microbes live and breathe it

Researchers from the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington have discovered how some microorganisms that live in portions of the ocean where oxygen is almost absent manage to thrive. Called marine oxygen-deficient zones (ODZs), these regions are sandwiched between the oxygen-rich surface and the deep layers. In their study, which appeared in the journal PNAS, they … Continue reading Arsenic is toxic to humans, but these microbes live and breathe it

Biologists: Pesticide regulations designed to protect bees are failing

Bees, like many of the world’s insects, are in crisis, and their numbers are dwindling at an alarming rate. At the same time, the world’s population – and its reliance on insect-pollinated crops – continues to grow at an equally alarming pace. The bees might be in crisis right now, but pretty soon it will … Continue reading Biologists: Pesticide regulations designed to protect bees are failing

As global insect population plunges toward total ecological collapse, the corporate-run media still censors the truth about GMOs and pesticides

For more than a decade, Natural News has been warning the public about the dangers of the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides, and the genetic modification of plants to withstand the onslaught of such chemicals. In return, Natural News – like most members of the independent media – has been vilified, mocked and even censored by the mainstream … Continue reading As global insect population plunges toward total ecological collapse, the corporate-run media still censors the truth about GMOs and pesticides

All our bodies are filled with plastic

Experts estimate that at least 70 percent of all plastic is not recovered or recycled, and that more than eight million tons of it end up in our oceans each year. With over 150 million tons of plastic in the oceans right now, unless drastic steps are taken there will be more plastic than fish … Continue reading All our bodies are filled with plastic

Trees are good for your emotional health: Study determines living on the edge of a forest is good for your brain

Being near and around nature will make anyone feel good – it’s not rocket science. But according to a report by Daily Mail, German scientists have now uncovered physical proof of the wonders that nature can do to a person’s psyche. The researchers conducted a study to assess stress-processing regions in the brain and how these develop to exposure … Continue reading Trees are good for your emotional health: Study determines living on the edge of a forest is good for your brain