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Otherworldly Trona Pinnacles

If Trona Pinnacles looks like something out of a sci-fi flick, that’s because it has indeed served as a backdrop for several movies. You might have heard of some of these: … 887 more words

Selenium May Protect Against Epileptic Seizures, Mouse Study Suggests

A new study finds the presence of Selenium in an enzyme involved in fighting oxidative stress may be necessary in preventing epileptic seizures.  The anti-oxidative enzyme, Glutathione peroxidase 4 (GPX4) normally contains Selenium in the form selenocysteine, an amino acid.  155 more words


Geo-pic of the week: Pyrite

(FOV approx. 3 mm, photo by Stephen Stuart)

Pyrite, also known as Iron Pyrite (FeS2), is the most common sulfide mineral. Its most frequent crystal structure is cubic, as seen in the picture above. 94 more words

GeoPic Of The Week

Dietary Supplements

 Hi friends!

One of the things I really enjoyed learning about last semester was the basic importance of food nutrients and dietary supplements. In a world where “easy” and “quick” are the solutions mostly used, I wanted to take a moment and express to you all the importance of eating our nutrients rather than relying on vitamins and dietary supplements. 1,082 more words


How to Choose My Personal Gemstone

Crystals have captured the human imagination for thousands of years. Atlantis is said to have powered machines with crystals and to have even etched their records on them. 758 more words


Which Diet Works For You?

Are you one of the 32% of the population who made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Or maybe, you’re one of the 38% who plan to exercise more.  689 more words


Raw Water Is The "Snake Oil" Of Our Day.

Somehow the article about Raw Water sort of evokes the memory of a “snake oil” salesmen of the 1800’s. You know, the “Magic Elixir” that cured anything? 405 more words