Gulf of Maine Waters Continue to Warm

Gulf of Maine Waters Continue to Warm

An ocean "heat wave" just drove temperatures off Maine to near-record highs https://t.co/YlQv9pGWMW — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 1, 2018 On Aug. 8, 2018, the surface temperatures of the water in the Gulf of Maine hit 68.93°F in the Gulf of Maine.  This was only part of a month-long marine heat wave in the normally […]

Coconut Oil Health Benefits Exaggerated

Coconut Oil Health Benefits Exaggerated

A Harvard professor bashed a millennials’ favorite superfoods – coconut oil. This occurred during a 50-minute lecture in Germany. The video has gone viral on YouTube. The professor argued that the oil, loaded with saturated fats, is “one of the worst foods you can eat” and even called it “pure poison.” The director of the […]

NASA Teleconference Outcome for NEOS

NASA Teleconference Outcome for NEOS

NASA hosted a teleconference on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. ET. The teleconference was held to discuss the details of the  proposals for the Near-Earth Objects (NEO) that could create a concern or danger for Earth. Currently, no NEOs are a serious impact risk; however, the information is an important step to determine […]

Space Gardening Undergoes New Hardships and Experiments

Space Gardening Undergoes New Hardships and Experiments

Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted from the International Space State on Dec. 27, 2015, “Our plants aren’t looking too good.” The station’s garden was struggling to recover from a mold problem. This issue is familiar to terrestrial gardens. On Earth, the issue simply requires a trip to the nursery for replacement plants, however, this is not […]

Toxic Hogweed Found in Virginia

Toxic Hogweed Found in Virginia

On June 12, 2018, Virginia’s first giant hogweed was identified in Clarke County. The sap of the invasive plant causes third-degree burns. All it takes to be burned by the plant is to brush up against the bristles. The giant hogweed has been identified as Heracleum mantegazzianum. There approximately 30 of these large plants in […]

Preparing for a Natural Disaster

Preparing for a Natural Disaster

Healthcare Ready conducted an annual poll that is designed to determine the American population’s greatest concern regarding disasters, how they have prepared for those disasters, and their security in the preparedness of federal, state, and local organizations. The survey was conducted as an online interview with the members of the YouGov panel. The total sample […]

Vegetarian Diet Can Keep People Healthy and Help Build Muscle

Vegetarian Diet Can Keep People Healthy and Help Build Muscle

Recently, there have been multiple studies conducted that prove being a vegetarian is healthy. In fact, many health organizations have placed vegetarianism on the shortlist of go-to diets. However, things are not always straightforward and eating plant-based foods will not guarantee health. Vegetarian diets are often recommended by cardiologists. They are heart-healthy and lower the […]