Panic might be triggered by signals from your bones

Them bones do more than you give them credit for. (Camilo Jimenez via Unsplash/) In a stressful situation, your hands may sweat and your heart may pound. But a new paper published Thursday in Cell Metabolism suggests that a less obvious organ—your skeletal system—is what starts the fight-or-flight response that gets you out of harm’s […]

The EPA’s roll back of the Clean Water Act could impact drinking water for millions of Americans

Small streams could be in danger (Joao Branco/Unsplash/) The Trump Administration just announced yet another blow to the country’s environmental protections. On Thursday, officials from the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers repealed an Obama administration update to the 1972 Clean Water Act, which had expanded protection to wetlands and streams that are […]

With thousands missing and displaced after Dorian, the Bahamas may soon get hit by a tropical storm

Recovery efforts on these northern Bahamian islands have only just begun, and many small villages have not yet received aid, according to the Associated Press. Dorian’s 180 mph sustained winds caused an estimated $7 billion of damage. The storm killed dozens, and search and rescue teams are still looking for approximately 1,300 missing people. Officials […]

A ban on flavored vaping products could help signal to teens that vaping isn’t as safe as they think

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This distant world is a lot like Earth, but you wouldn’t want to live there

An artistic representation of the exoplanet K2-18b. (Alex Boersma/) If you could pack a hot air balloon onto an interstellar spaceship and travel 110 light years to a certain planet orbiting a dim star in the constellation Leo, you’d have an experience not entirely unlike ballooning on Earth. The temperature, pressure, and moist air could […]

Stir it up with these next-level woks

This easy-to-use, non-stick wok is a great way to test your aptitude for stir-fry if you’re a beginner cook (or just beginning to try Chinese cooking). It’s dishwasher and oven safe, made out of lightweight aluminum with a non-stick coating, and can be used for regular forms of sautéing, simmering, or poaching. Please note: Non-stick […]

Calming accessories that help you sleep better

Sleep aids to stay rested. (Kinga Cichewicz via Unsplash/) Today’s culture is all about the ‘sleep when you’re dead’ mentality, even if it means sacrificing our wellbeing. Luckily, the tide has shifted back to the need for healthy, quality rest, and has put an emphasis on how important sleep is for functioning productively and creatively. […]

How to check if you’ve been hacked

Getting hacked can make you feel really small. (www_slon_pics via Pixabay/) If you think someone might have gained access to one of your online accounts, the earlier you take action, the better. Every minute you don’t is an extra minute the hacker has to do more damage and potentially unlock other connected accounts. Unwelcome visitors […]