People In Pompeii Were Pretty Screwed Even Before The Eruption

People In Pompeii Were Pretty Screwed Even Before The Eruption

Living in the shadow of a volcano isn’t easy. Just ask the ancient Romans living near Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii. Their untimely demise came in 79 CE, when the volcano erupted and showered the town in meters of volcanic ash and pumice. While this might have been the volcano’s most troublesome moment, new research suggests it had…

We Just Discovered Snow On Mars

We Just Discovered Snow On Mars

Winter is coming – to Mars. In fact, according to a new Nature Geoscience study, it appears that it snows every night on the Red Planet, but not in the way you might expect. Rather than having widespread snow cover, the rusty red soil sees explosions of snow known as “ice microbursts” – something that…

Vitamin C Can Suppress Leukemia – Up To a Point

Vitamin C Can Suppress Leukemia – Up To a Point

There is truth in the old proverb about apple consumption and medical appointments. Insufficient vitamin C can contribute to leukemia. This observed relationship has now been shown to operate through the regulatory role the vitamin plays in the operation of bone marrow stem cells. These days messages touting a single ingredient as being capable of…

Trump Administration Reverses Obama-Era Ban On Plastic Bottle Sales In National Parks

Trump Administration Reverses Obama-Era Ban On Plastic Bottle Sales In National Parks

In yet another move that favors big business over the environment, the Trump administration has reversed an Obama-era policy prohibiting the sale of plastic water bottles in some of America’s national parks. This follows a review “in close consultation with Department of the Interior leadership,” says a statement issued by the National Park Services. First, let’s be clear,…