Tagged: health

Why do we have to wear sunscreen?

You already know that a trip to the beach can give you a nasty sunburn, but the nitty gritty of sun safety is actually much more complex. Wrinkle-causing UVA rays and burn-inducing UVB’s can pose a serious risk to your health (and good looks). So what can you do? Kevin P. Boyd makes the case to slap on some physical or chemical SPF daily.

When soldiers at attention pass out (21 pictures)

Why do soldiers faint after standing at attention for a long time? It’s because standing still for so long cramps up all your muscles and blood does not flow properly and this starves your brain of much needed oxygen so as a defence it shuts down to protect it from damage. It can also be because you are dehydrated or more commonly among soldiers, hungover.

What is a Genetically Modified Food?

Genetically modified foods have been demonized in recent years by health advocates and environmentalists alike. If we look at the history of food cultivation, however, it is apparent we’ve been eating them all along. Scientific American editor Eric R. Olson explains.

Drug use among politicians

Infographic Drug Use Among Politicians lists a couple of politicians who have admitted to drug use in their past. Some of the officials mentioned in this infographic are current president Barack Obama, former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as Mayor Bloomberg from New York. All of these men have admitted to smoking marijuana and don’t seem to be too remorseful about it.