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What is the elixir of life?

My inspiration for today’s post comes from the mundane act of filling my car with petrol. The independent petrol station I like to support must be one of the very few outside of Japan where someone still comes out and fills up your car. 875 more words

Bits And Pieces

Love Your Dandelions!

If dandelions were rare and fragile, people would knock themselves out to pay $14.95 a plant, raise them by hand in greenhouses, and form dandelion societies and all that. 667 more words

41 million IQ points lost to neurotoxins

As a followup to the two previous posts about the efforts of the American Chemical Council to water down regulations that protect Americans against toxic chemicals, consider this: exposure to lead, mercury, and organophosphate pesticides have fried 41 million IQ points, i.e., have lowered the collective IQ of Americans by that much. 235 more words


BMAA and ALS: A Close Look at Eutrophication

The overall equation representing one of life’s ultimate achievements, photosynthesis, is the biggest oversimplification you will find in any basic science book on the planet. It shows water, carbon dioxide and sunlight as reactants and glucose and oxygen as products. 672 more words

Ecological Chem

Shades of Earth By Beth Revis

Book: Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Across the Universe #3)

Genre: Scifi, YA

Preview: Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceshipGodspeed behind. 466 more words

Book Reviews

We're Putting What on Our Babies?

According to a report written by the Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia, infants have almost “double the the skin surface per body weight units as adults” and are at greater risk of absorbing twice the amount of chemicals through their skin. 284 more words