Science

Respiratory System: Our Avenue for Gas Exchange

Reference Article: Respiratory system facts, function and diseases. The human respiratory system is a series of organs responsible for taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide. The primary organs of the respiratory system are the lungs, which carry out this exchange

A Tiny Magma Blob May Rewrite Earth’s History of Plate Tectonics

A blob of magma entombed in a bubble smaller than the width of a human hair and found in South Africa may turn back the clock on Earth’s first slow dance of the rocky slabs that make up its outer

A Banana-Stop Fungus Has Reached Latin America. Does This Spell the End for Bananas?

Bad news for banana lovers. Bad news for banana lovers: A fungus that’s particularly adept at killing the fruit has finally reached Latin America — a major supplier of the world’s bananas — as scientists long feared it would. Recently, officials in

Smoke from Burning Amazon Turns São Paulo Afternoon into Midnight

There’s so much smoke from wildfires in the Amazon rainforest that São Paulo plunged into darkness on Monday afternoon (Aug. 19), with day turning into night.  The atmosphere, reminiscent of Mordor in “The Lord of the Rings,” was a reminder

Health

Low-Carb Diets May Burn More Calories

The latest diet craze among celebrities promises weight loss without sacrificing bacon. The keto diet, short for “ketogenic,” involves eating a high amount of fat, a moderate amount of protein and very few carbs — even fruit is off the

Keto Diet: What It Is, How It Works and Why It May Not Be Safe

The latest diet craze among celebrities promises weight loss without sacrificing bacon. The keto diet, short for “ketogenic,” involves eating a high amount of fat, a moderate amount of protein and very few carbs — even fruit is off the

Benefits of humble peanuts and the best way to have them

1. Reasons to love peanuts With the arrival of winter season, the market is flooded with different varieties of peanuts from salted and dry roasted to boiled and raw forms. Peanuts are delicious, nutty and crunchy and make for one

Nutrition Facts: Glossary and Definitions

Calories. The number of calories listed on a food label tells you how many calories are in one serving. It’s important to remember that even small packages often contain more than one serving. Carbohydrate. A sugar or starch such as

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