August 2015 Archive

5 steps for preventing kidney stones

Daniel Pendick, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you surely remember it. The pain can be unbearable, coming in waves until the tiny stone passes through ...

Cuba’s Urban Farming Revolution: How to Create Self-Sufficient Cities

By Carey Clouse Havanas’s unique agricultural infrastructure emerged from punishing trade sanctions following the fall of the USSR but today provides an exemplary precedent that could be applied worldwide When Cuba found ...

Refugee feedback inspires flat-pack homes

There are more people displaced across the world and in need of shelter and support than at any point since records began, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported in June. At ...

Fast paper test detects three diseases at once

Copyright: Jose Gomez-Marquez, Helena de Puig, and Chun-Wan Yen​ A quick, paper-based blood test which can simultaneously detect the Ebola, dengue and yellow fever viruses has shown promising results in tests, ...

Honeybees and the pesticide sting

Copyright: Dieter Telemans / Panos Speed read As key pollinators honeybees are considered important to the global food supply Pesticides found impairing the sense of smell and memory in honeybees Research links sudden decline ...

A fond memory of Richmal Crompton

I am not too sure how our discussion centred round a writer whose contribution is still remembered amidst various modernistic literary trends over the years. I was ushered into the ...

Incredibly Useful Websites You Don’t Know About

The internet has changed the way we live and given us access to a world of information that was not previously available to us. However, despite the many hours we ...



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