Coca-Cola ‘paid scientists to downplay how sugary beverages fueled the obesity crisis between 2013-2015,’ medical journal study finds

‘We are certainly going to have to disclose this [Coca-Cola funding] at some point. Our preference would be to have other funders on board first… Right now, we have two funders. Coca Cola and an anonymous individual donor… Does including the Universities as funders/supporters pass the red face test?’ one email read.

Case Study House Listed For $20 Million In Pacific Palisades

Address: 14800 Corona Del Mar, Pacific Palisades, California Price: $20,000,000 Square Feet: 8959 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7 Full and 2 Half Baths Built: 1963 Features: Own a part of history. An idyllic private sanctuary awaits you in the heart of the Pacific Palisades. The property features 2 residences: Richard Neutras Case Study House #20, The […]

The correct way to make tea? Science weighs in on microwaving vs. kettle

They have designed a silver plating to go along the rim of a cup or container that is able to shield the effect of the microwave at the top of the liquid. The silver acts as a guide for the waves, reducing the electric field at the top and effectively blocking the heating and resulting […]

Vitamin D doesn’t prevent depression in older adults, large study finds

The study was a randomized controlled trial (RCT), regarded as the gold standard of scientific research. It was also “double blind,” meaning neither participants nor the researchers knew who took vitamin D and who had a placebo. It involved large sample population, of roughly equal numbers of men and women and with high racial and […]

Vitamin D Doesn’t Prevent Depression In Older Adults, Large Study Finds

The body makes vitamin D when skin is directly exposed to the sun. Indirect exposure, such as sun shining through a window, will not create vitamin D. Cloudy days, shade, living in high altitudes and farther from the equator also affect your body’s production.

Jails can spread coronavirus to nearby communities, study finds

The researchers looked at booking, release and Covid-19 data from the Cook County Jail, demographic data from the US Census and the American Community Survey and Covid-19 data from the Illinois Department of Public Health to examine the epidemiological connection between jail and community at the zip code level.

Pepsi pulls Kendall Jenner ad after backlash

“To me, Pepsi is more than just a beverage — it registers as a pop culture icon and a lifestyle that shares a voice with the generation of today. The spirit of Pepsi — living in the ‘now’ moment — is one that I believe in. I make a conscious effort in my everyday life […]

Toddlers vs. Apes: Guess Who Wins in Skills Test

It should come as little surprise that humans are better than apes at learning social skills. But now scientists have shown that even toddlers are better at following directions than their grown-up ape relatives. The research shows that sophisticated social learning skills are a distinctly human trait.

AirPods Pro vs. Jabra Elite 75t: It’s not a ‘one size fits all’ situation

The AirPods Pro are excellent wireless earbuds with effective noise canceling that’s almost as good as a pair of over-ear headphones. They also work seamlessly with the iPhone and other Apple devices. But other options cost less than the AirPods’ $250 (£249 or AU$399) asking price, such as the Galaxy Buds Plus, Amazon Echo Buds and Jabra Elite 75t. I’ve used both […]

Should you send your kid back to school? New study shows the risk on a county-wide basis

The estimates also assume that children are just as likely to transmit the virus as adults, although much of this is still largely unknown. COVID-19 poses “relatively low risks” to school-aged children compared to adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.