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Using chemistry to unlock the difference between cold- and hot-brew coffee

Cold brew may be the hottest trend in coffee-making, but not much is known about how this process alters the chemical characteristics of the beverage. Now, scientists report that the content of potentially health-promoting antioxidants in coffee brewed without heat can differ significantly from a cup of joe prepared the traditional way, particularly for dark roasts.

How to help your community during a pandemic

In times, like these seniors may especially appreciate the company. (Photo: Mangostar/Shutterstock) A pandemic doesn’t always bring out the best in humanity. A visit to the toilet paper aisle at your local grocery store will confirm that. But there’s a…

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Crop diversity can buffer the effects of climate change

Researchers found that farms with diverse crops planted together provide more secure, stable habitats for wildlife and are more resilient to climate change than the single-crop standard that dominates today’s agriculture industry.

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Crop diversity can buffer the effects of climate change

Researchers found that farms with diverse crops planted together provide more secure, stable habitats for wildlife and are more resilient to climate change than the single-crop standard that dominates today’s agriculture industry.

To reap heart benefits of a plant-based diet, avoid junk food

A new study suggests that people following a plant-based diet who frequently consumed less-healthful foods like sweets, refined grains and juice showed no heart health benefit compared with those who did not eat a plant-based diet.

Self-care matters more in stressful times

Every day there’s more news about the coronavirus. You don’t know whether to go buy more supplies or just hunker down and stay home. The uncertainty can be unsettling. So you need to take care of yourself. Practicing self-care isn’t…

ABC Jolted: Fears Coffee Shortage From Climate Change (There Isn’t)

While some may suggest the media use the start of Lent to do specials on Easter and Jesus Christ, ABC News has decided to devote this season to a series on worshipping Mother Nature, instead. ABC’s morning news program Good Morning America…

Climate change: Modeling the problem, searching for solutions

(American Physical Society) At the 2020 American Physical Society March Meeting in Denver, researchers will share their climate work, including: decoding the climate system’s behavior, a new approach to climate modeling, a novel material that can morph from cornstarch to industrial plastic and then back into an edible again, using satellite imaging to promote high-yield organic farming, and making the case for innovation via nuclear sources to create cheaper carbon-free energy.

Most plastics in our recycling bins aren't getting recycled, new report finds

Most recycling programs accept plastics labelled 1 through 7, but in the vast majority of cases, only #1 (PET) and #2 (HDPE) actually get recycled, a new report via Greenpeace has found. Examples of those types of “good” plastics include…

Why you should watch out for nutrient thieves

It’s no surprise that cigarette smoking or living under constant stress are bad for your health, but did you know that one way they have a negative impact is by robbing you of needed nutrients? In fact, there are plenty…