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German Christmas markets are the best way to celebrate the happiest season of the year

Rows of stalls make up the Munich Christmas Market in the Marienplatz, or city center. The beautiful New Town Hall, or Neues Rathaus, looms above it. (Photo: MNN) Christmas celebrations take place around the world, but in Germany, Christmas markets…

The surprising scoop on essential oils

Even though essential oils have been around for centuries, dating back to the early Egyptians and were brought as gifts to Jesus in biblical times (remember frankincense?), they’ve become more relevant today than ever before. While people traditionally see a…

New isn't always better: Why repeat experiences are valuable

Today I visited San Francisco’s modern-art museum, SFMoma: I was there to see a new exhibit about spaceflight and a recently acquired Leonora Carrington painting. But the piece of art that made me cry was a familiar one: Frida Kahlo’s…

The health benefits of green tea

Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, with some reports stating that tea is second only to water in worldwide beverage consumption. Tea is embedded in culture: the British have tea time, and Asian communities still…

The impact of the soil microbiota on the mitigation of greenhouse gases in tropical forests

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Besides the soil microbiota, two other initiatives that look at the challenges of climate change related to geological sediments and emissions resulting from sugarcane production were presented at FAPESP Week France.

Extraterrestrial sugars discovered in ancient meteorites

An international team of scientists analyzing fragments of ancient meteorites recovered on Earth has made the remarkable discovery of extraterrestrial sugars vital to the formation of life. In a study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,…

Alternative nut butters are spreading far and wide

It looks like the reign of peanut butter might be coming to an end. At least, according to Whole Foods Market’s just-released list of the top 10 food trends for 2020. While a few of the trends might seem a…