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Minerals

Scientists Get First-Ever Glimpse Of Elusive Mineral

LiveScience | Jeanna Bryner | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science

Earth's most abundant mineral lies deep in the planet's interior, sealed off from human eyes. Now, scientists for the first time have gotten a glimps...

WATCH: Never-Before-Seen Mineral Discovered At Mining Site

LiveScience | Jeanna Bryner | Posted 04.28.2014 | Science

A new purple-pink mineral that has a chemical composition and crystalline structure unlike any of the known 4,000 minerals has been discovered at a m...

Visiting the Driest Place on Earth

Charlotte Temple | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

When I learned there was a place on this earth where there has been almost no measurable rainfall...ever...my curiosity was piqued, and I booked a trip to this extraordinary place -- the Atacama desert in northern Chile.

Taking the Spin Out of the Multiple Vitamin Controversy

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Walter Crinnion

CBS News recently reported that "the case is closed," multivitamins offer no health benefits and "might even be harmful." Yet drawing a conclusion fr...

Fortification Follies: Lipstick on a Pig for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Fortified junk food is still junk food. It isn't only what a food doesn't contain (i.e., those nutrients) that makes it dubious. It's what it does contain. The addition of vitamins and minerals does nothing to exonerate junk foods of their standard provisions of added sugars, added salt, artificial flavorings, artificial colorings, inflammatory fats, high glycemic starches, and willfully irresistible calories.

These Surreal Photos Prove Nature Can Handle Its Own Photoshop

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Nature! It's full of terrifying things like Australian spiders. It gets colder than you'd ever want to imagine. And it maybe, sort of, probably wants ...

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Are Not a Waste of Money: Comments on a Widely-Publicized Editorial

Alan R. Gaby, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Alan R. Gaby, M.D.

The editorial appears to be biased and to lack scholarship, as it is based on selective reporting and a superficial analysis of the vast and complex body research on the health effects of nutritional supplements.

Stocking Up on Seasonal Superfoods

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Our relationship with food is constantly evolving. In the past few years, m...

How to Wear Mineral Foundation If You Have Dry Skin

GalTime | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style
GalTime

Can those of us with drier complexions still get the same glow as our normal-to-oily skinned friends? I am happy to say -- absolutely yes, with a little extra work and the payoff is worth the effort.

Moving Past the Commodity Supercycle: Are We There Yet?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Some analysts are predicting that the commodity price boom of the new millennium as something that has played itself out. Have we entered a phase of descending commodity prices in general?

Eggs: Healthy or Not?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Eggs: They're just one of those foods. Seems like every other week there's an egg controversy. Are they good for you, bad for you, or somewhere in between?

Moon Minerals Come From Surprising Source, New Study Suggests

| Posted 05.28.2013 | Science

By Sid Perkins Unusual minerals spotted in some lunar craters may not have come from deep within the moon: They may be remnants of the objects tha...

How Green Should Economic Growth Be?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Well before one gets to extreme dilemmas, there is a lot that can be done -- based on common sense -- to make growth greener without making it slower. There are win-wins.

What on Earth Are 'Commodity Super-Cycles' and Why Do They Matter?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Whatever happens to the price of those commodities matters a great deal for development and, even more, for the war on poverty. The problem is that those prices are famously volatile.

How to Tell When Your Country Is Managing Its Riches Well

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Say that your country is blessed with natural resources. Oil, gas, minerals -- it has it all. New technologies are leading to even more discoveries. The future looks good. But deep down you worry that the bonanza could turn into a bust -- how do you know that's not going to happen?

New Study Solves Mystery Of Fish's Amazing Navigation Ability

| Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

After spending 3 years at sea and traveling up to 300 kilometers away from home, a rainbow trout can swim straight back to its original hatching gro...

A New View of Earth: The Coevolution of Rocks and Life

Robert M. Hazen | Posted 08.19.2012 | Science
Robert M. Hazen

The seemingly lifeless science of rocks and minerals is inextricably linked to biology. Life is among the most powerful agents of geological change. We cannot understand our planet's history without a keen sense of the coevolution of the geosphere and the biosphere.

Do You Need Vitamins And Supplements?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

A balanced diet of fresh, nutritious foods is still the ideal way to get the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Still, millions of Americans automatically pop supplements every day, and some go so far as to take massive-dose "mega-vitamins."

Otero Mesa: Search for Rare Earth Threatens a Desert Bio-Gem

Rocky Kistner | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

An essential mineral ingredient used in a variety of electronics could be a death knell for a pristine part of a wild New Mexico desert grassland coveted by environmentalists -- and considered sacred to Native Americans.

5 Myths About Vitamins

EatingWell | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

A recent government study said more than half of all Americans take dietary supplements, which in my opinion is surprisingly high, considering these pills and powders aren't regulated like drugs but like foods.

Start-Up Africa

Richard Attias | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Richard Attias

As Europe and the US struggle to get their finances in order, and the BRIC nations do their best to build on recent successes, another continent has been quietly gaining pace. And lately not so quietly.

Blessed by Nature, Cursed by Politics

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

The evidence is as strong as it is puzzling: countries that have a lot of natural resources -- things like oil, gas and minerals -- tend to be poorer than those that don't.

Is It Time To Stop Taking A Multivitamin?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A multivitamin is very, very unlikely to kill anyone. If there is risk attached to the use of such supplements, it is very small. But there may be some risk -- and there is no reliable indication of benefit.

Dietary Supplements: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

AARP | Posted 12.10.2011 | Fifty

Older adults who take dietary supplements to boost their intake of minerals need to be careful they don’t get too much of a good thing. As report...

Meteor Shower Rained Gold On Ancient Earth

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.10.2011 | Technology

Some 3.9 billion years ago a massive meteor shower of glittering gold and platinum fell on earth, says a new study published in the Nature Journal by ...