Science & Technology

Experts Say 1 In 5 Adults Will Be Obese By 2025

If current trends continue, about one-fifth of adults around the world will be obese by 2025. That trajectory defies the World Health Organization’s goal to halt the rise in obesity rates around the globe by the same year. And according to a new analysis of the largest global data set on obesity, the spread of…

Why Doctors Are Backing Obama's Climate Plan

Doctors are backing the Obama administration’s effort to curb carbon emissions in order to slow climate change, which new evidence shows could seriously threaten Americans’ health.  In fact, climate change could cause 11,000 additional premature deaths in the U.S. by 2030, according to a new report from federal agencies.  Last week, several major American medical organizations…

11 Birth Photos That Give The Placenta The Glory It Deserves

When Dutch birth photographer Marry Fermont documents labor and delivery, she likes to take photos of the placenta or “afterbirth.” “I find it so fascinating that … without this organ, there would be no baby,” Fermont told The Huffington Post, emphasizing the important role of the placenta as the source of nourishment and oxygen for the fetus.…

This British Poo Museum Is Literally Full Of Crap

A newly opened museum in Great Britain is promising to get to the bottom of bowel movements. The National Poo Museum opened last week at the Isle of Wight Zoo. Visitors can see excrement-oriented exhibits such as feces from more than 20 different animals, including elks, lions and a human baby, and even fossilized poo (or…

Massive Volcanic Eruption Looks Just Like Your Science Fair Project

Popocatepetl, one of Mexico’s tallest peaks and one of its most active volcanoes, came to life this weekend in a magnificent display that resembled a classic science fair project. The eruption, which occurred Sunday around 8:30 p.m. local time, produced a huge column of ash and smoke and sent fragments flying as far as two miles away, where they touched…

The Tiny State Of Vermont Is Forcing GMO Labeling Nationwide

By Chris D’Angelo When Vermont passed a law in 2014 that required all genetically engineered food sold in the state to be labeled by July 1, 2016, it likely had no idea it would force disclosure beyond its own borders. With the deadline to comply fast-approaching, several major food producers [READ MORE HERE] Source:: Huffington…