HIV Stem Cell Breakthrough Could Have Enormous Impact
A woman from New York City has reportedly been cured of HIV. This is the first time that someone has been cured of HIV in the United States (and the 3rd time in the world). Doctors say that her case is a breakthrough and could offer new hope for other patients with the virus.Read full story
How to Stay Warm in Freezing Weather: A Guide
It's the middle of winter and you're out in the cold. You start to feel a chill coming on, so you decide to head home. But when you get there, you realize that you left your house keys inside! Now what?Read full story
Bamboo Toilet Paper: The Future of Sustainable Sanitation?
Bamboo Toilet Paper: The Future of Sustainable Sanitation?. Many people are looking for ways to be more environmentally conscious, and one way to do this is by choosing sustainable toilet paper. I was surprised to learn that toilet paper manufacturing accounts for about 15% of global deforestation, making it one of the leading contributors to this environmental disaster. Thus, switching to a product that lessens or eliminates the damage can make a significant impact.Read full story
Seattle Coke Tax Increased Beer Consumption by 7%
2 glasses of beerPhoto by Tembela Bohle from Pexels. In an effort to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks, Seattle implemented a tax in 2018 on all beverages with added sugar. A recent study has shown that this tax may have had unintended consequences, as beer consumption increased by 7% in the city after the tax was implemented.Read full story