Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sat, 05/23/2015 - 15:52
For the past many years, traditional Chinese herbal medicines have been used for treating many health problems. These medicines are considered important part of the Chinese health care system. Many modern drugs are made from herbs to treat problems, including asthma, hay fever, cold, influenza and hepatitis. It is being said that herbal medicine can prove extremely useful for people to reduce weight.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:01
A new study has revealed that the worst drought ever has loomed over the US west coast and it may be attributable to mysterious Pacific Ocean ‘warm blob’. Researchers behind the study have revealed that the blob was found in the ocean and its temperature is two to seven degrees higher than the temperature of the surrounding water. As a result, marine ecosystem of the West Coast is being altered and other species have to find their ways to somewhere else.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Fri, 11/28/2014 - 11:36
A section of a main road in Pahoa Village was opened again on Wednesday afternoon in spite of the threat of lava close by.
Both police and Hawaii National Guard troops were posted throughout the stretch of road, keeping drivers from getting out of their cars to capture images of the hardened lava close to the road. Hardened lava is lying within 500 feet from the county road, which can possibly be risky to people who get too close to see it or to take pictures.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:02
Use of vinegar as remedy for box jellyfish stings could actually make the things worse by discharging more venom into the body, said researchers. Earlier, vinegar was commonly recommended as a first aid measure for jellyfish stings, but the latest research has opposed the existing statement.
Jamie Seymour, James Cook University associate Prof. and venom expert, said that vinegar actually has the potential to harm when used as first-aid treatment for box jellyfish stings.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:57
A random activity became a learning experience for MIT researchers. A group of MIT researchers pulled a piece from a cracked metal thinking that it will get widen apart even more.
But what they saw was something unusual. Michael Demkowicz, MIT materials science and engineering professor, has affirmed that they saw the material to get back to its shape, which means it started auto-healing.
"Instead of extending, [the crack] was closing up. First, we figured out that, indeed, nothing was wrong. The next question was: `Why is this happening?'", said Demkowicz.