Scientists discover new human organ!

We know so much and yet so little. We can land a rover on Mars. We've studied Pluto in astounding detail. We're discovering new...

There’s a floating patch of garbage out there… and you’re probably...

What do 745 blue whales, 12,219 Tyrannosaurus Rexes, and 20,853 hippopotamuses have in common? They weigh the same as the amount of visible (remember that...

25 Positive Things to Say to Your Child

The words that you say today have a life-long impact on your child. You don’t need child experts, or research studies, to tell you that....

We’ve been treating ALL fats like an enemy…and we’re wrong!

They were wrong. Whoever told you all forms of fat are bad for the health was wrong. I know it’s pretty hard to believe. All our...

Are you using these 17 boring words?

As always, I walked my dogs yesterday. Except that it's more a stroll since they stop constantly to smell the 'next best thing'. I happened...

Why these eight apps should NOT be on your child’s device…

Have you checked your child’s phone and/or tablet lately? I have two teenage sons. I used to just let them use their phones any way...

“Fuck you, I like guns.”

"Please pray for us. There was a loud sound and everyone started screaming and running. You never think it'll be your school and then...

How the Democratic Party is helping Trump win a second term…

Ensconced in my liberal media bubble it's easy to imagine President Trump accidentally burning down the White House. One too many intemperate tweets, one...

A Slice of Island Life – Town Trips

I live in the San Juan Islands. Look to the east of Vancouver Island, 20 miles south of downtown Vancouver and 30 miles north...

How Time Changes Our Perceptions

This summer I decided to reread Joan Baez' memoir "And A Voice To Sing With." When it came out 30 years ago in 1987,...

Saving our Kids from the Nanny State

There are so many laws surrounding play safety! Are we helping or are we raising kids who are “too careful”? Are our kids 'wrapped...

Want that job? Quit smoking!

Most western countries have banned smoking in the workplace. But those same countries typically give smokers special rights to indulge their habit during working hours. ' Last...

Exploding e-Cigarettes? Just another reason…

Only a fool or someone living in a total bubble could argue against the dangers of tobacco. From heart disease and emphysema to the...

The Ketogenic Diet: Is the Hype Worth a Try?

It’s ‘new’ and lots of people are raving about it, but is it for you? Will it really help you get back that body...

Why we’ll never have a sugar tax in Australia…

Source:  ABC Sugar tax and the power of big business: How influence trumps evidence in politics Australia markets itself as a liberal democracy committed to the...

Entrepreneurs creating treasure from trash…

ABC Science environment reporter Nick Kilvert On a single stretch of beach on Cape York Peninsula, on Australia's north-eastern tip, volunteers spend four days collecting more...

Does Vinegar Really Kill Germs?

Incomes have been pretty much stagnant for years. Meanwhile the price of just about everything goes up around us. Is it any wonder we're...

Ladies! Your vaginal scent is who you are…

Vaginal perfumes, douches, scented panty liners, cucumber washes and now vaginal steaming? Really? I mean REALLY? Ladies, do you really want to rid yourself...

Is the war on marijuana politics rather than science?

President Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, wants to crack down on states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. This is a...

Light pollution is affecting your health!

The world is brighter and that's bad news for most of us... The comprehensive World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness has appeared in Science...