Tagged: health

Mapping Lactase Tolerance

Lactase, the enzyme that allows individuals to digest lactose – a sugar found in dairy products – is, for the most part, on the evolutionary decline. Only one-third of people produce the lactase enzyme during adulthood, which enables them to drink milk.

Google’s Smart Contact Lens project

Google announced last week they’re currently testing a new “smart” contact lens which uses a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material to detect glucose levels for diabetics.

History’s Most Ridiculous Cigarette Ads (14 pictures)

Over the last century and before we knew the many dangers of smoking cigarettes, puffing on a cancer stick was a hobby enjoyed and encouraged by everyone from relaxing royals to sultry saxophonists. Here are some of history’s most absurd cigarette ads