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Materials & Minerals Processing Professional Interview

Please tell us about yourself. How did you end up in such an offbeat, unconventional and unusual career?

Growing up in a small coastal village in Kerala, India, I never thought of studying and working in a foreign country until the latter half of my Bachelor’s degree. 562 more words


Amezcua Bio Disc 2 - The Next Level of Wellness

When the Amezcua Bio Disc was introduced to the world in 2006, it heralded a revolution in the way we were able to redefine and harmonise the energy of water, greatly maximising its positive affect on the human body. 150 more words


Once before, there were no medications. Then people used primarily plants. They tried everything, from poisonous to edible. Today we have forgotten their efforts, as well as their victims because they ate something poisonous. 56 more words


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