The mission of Seed Savers Exchange is to conserve and promote America’s culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants. Seed Savers Exchange offers an alternative model to big agriculture through its work, encouraging participatory preservation among its members, and by signing […]
Frontline investigates the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance. Watch the video Photo source
How the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge could change the face of fundraising forever.
Keys to Longevity. Sardinia is an island 120 miles off the coast of Italy where the men—mostly farmers and shepherds—are particularly long-lived. In fact, just one town of 1,700 people, Ovodda,boasts five centenarians. Secrets of Longevity: Although part of the reason for Sardinia’s longevity may be genetic, they also have the opportunity to follow that healthy […]
The nation’s worst coal ash spill was scooped up from a prosperous community and dumped across state lines into the lives of a low-income community. Learn how Uniontown, AL, is fighting back. See entire photo essay here
What are dreams and why do we have them? NOVA joins leading dream researchers as they embark on a variety of neurological and psychological experiments to investigate the world of sleep and dreams.
Dr Robin Youngson, pioneer in compassionate caring, relates the scientific evidence for why compassionate caring is better for both patients and health professionals.
A nurse is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and uses the experience to teach other nurses about the disease and how to care for patients with the disease.
Urban agriculture has been real for decades, starting with the industrialization of Western Europe in the 20th century. Urban agriculture has been also well practiced in poor economies such as Cuba, where it serves as an important way of self-reliance. Today, with conventional agriculture “Big Ag” being at a cross-road in terms of its ecological […]
Many of us sitting down for Thanksgiving feasts today have made cranberries a part of our holiday table. And from a health perspective, those bitter, bright red berries should be on your list of things to be thankful for. Source: MARIA GODOY, NPR