How going blind changed cosmetic law
22
December

How going blind changed cosmetic law

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Imagine treating yourself to an eyelash and brow tint and ending up blind. In the 1930s, that’s exactly what happened to one woman. Mrs. Hazel Faye Browne stopped by Bird’s Beauty Shop before a PTA banquet given in her honor. There she was persuaded to get a brow and lash tint with an eyelash beautifier […]


Crazy Ways People Have Tried to Use Radiation
10
November

Crazy Ways People Have Tried to Use Radiation

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Today it seems like common sense not to put radioactive materials in your mouth. And, really, it should have seemed that way a hundred years ago, too. People had been noticing very, very bad effects from high levels of ionizing radiation for decades. But in some circles, word traveled slowly–or was hushed up altogether. In […]


How Millions of Microscopic Fibers Are Ending Up in Our Bodies | The Swim
10
September

How Millions of Microscopic Fibers Are Ending Up in Our Bodies | The Swim

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

You may not be wearing an insulated wetsuit like Pacific swimmer Ben Lecomte, but part of the outfit you’re wearing right now is going to come in contact with the ocean eventually. The new invisible threat that they’re discovering is that microfiber from all our clothes ends up in the ocean, and now they’re finding […]


Does Homeopathy Work?
29
August

Does Homeopathy Work?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Homeopathic remedies are promoted as effective alternatives to conventional medicine. Is there any truth to that? Nope. In theory and application, homeopathy just doesn’t add up. [SPLASH] Homeopathy is its own category of “alternative medicine” that emerged some 200 years ago. Not all natural or herbal remedies in your pharmacy are considered homeopathic. Homeopathic medicines […]


The Truth About Peanut Allergies
24
August

The Truth About Peanut Allergies

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Kirk: When some people think peanuts they think this (pbj), while others think this (skull), When it comes to allergies, peanuts are amongst the deadliest foods in the world, and because of their ubiquity in the food industry, people have gone to great lengths to protect themselves, but in recent years, the number of peanut […]


Reducing Indoor Air Pollution With Houseplants – Headline Science
21
August

Reducing Indoor Air Pollution With Houseplants – Headline Science

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , /

Indoor air pollution in your home or office can cause health issues like dizziness, asthma, or allergies. The most common solution is to install ventilation systems. But researchers may have found a cheaper, simpler option to remove indoor air pollutants: houseplants. Vadoud Niri, the leader of study, explains that buildings can have high levels of […]