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Ancient Anglo-Saxon Remedy kills MRSA bacteria

1000 yr old Anglo-Saxon remedy for eye infections has been found to kill 90% of the MRSA bacteria. Anglo-Saxon expert, Dr. Christina Lee,  told microbiologists about Bald’s Leechbook, which contains ancient recipes that she translated. She recreated one recipe to be used as an antibacterial. Many other recipes exist that should be explored. READ ARTICLE […]

Cause of Honeybee Colony Collapse

Harvard Researcher Discovers Cause of Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder “It’s a hard-knock life, scouring the landscape for pollen to sustain a beehive. Alight upon the wrong field, and you might encounter fungicides, increasingly used on corn and soybean crops, and shown to harm honeybees at tiny levels. Get hauled in to pollinate California’s vast almond […]

Time-Lapse Celestial Photography

Photographer Colin Legg makes time-lapse movies of celestial scenes, from auroras to eclipses. Photographing mostly in remote parts of Australia, where human-made light doesn’t compete with starlight, Legg describes some of the challenges of this type of photography — from babysitting cameras for days and nights on end to running electronics in the backcountry. Stunning […]

Eric Berlow and Sean Gourley:

Mapping ideas worth spreading What do 24,000 ideas look like? Ecologist Eric Berlow and physicist Sean Gourley apply algorithms to the entire archive of TEDxTalks, taking us on a stimulating visual tour to show how ideas connect globally.