Rocks on Rapa Nui tells the story of a small, resilient population – contradicting the idea of ​​a doomed overpopulated island

Conventional wisdom holds that the island of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, once had a large population that crashed after living beyond their means and robbing the island of resources. A new study my colleagues and I conducted has given this idea another blow by using artificial intelligence to analyze satellite data about … Read more

What to eat and avoid

The best diet for longevity is one that includes plenty of fruits, nuts and legumes, vegetables and whole grains. Foods to limit or avoid for longevity include foods high in added sugars, saturated fat and sodium. Keep in mind that exercise, in addition to a healthy diet, is important for life expectancy. Genetics plays a … Read more

How does heat kill? It confuses your brain. It shuts down your organs. It overloads your heart.

As temperatures and humidity rise outside, what happens inside the human body can become a life-and-death struggle decided by just a few degrees. The outdoor critical danger point for illness and death from brutal heat is several degrees lower than experts once thought, say researchers who put people in hot boxes to see what happens … Read more

Vegan diets Healthy and climate friendly

4 Minutes reading The German Food Association has reassessed the impact of plant-based foods and changed its official position on veganism, noting that it can be a “health-promoting” diet. The body responsible for drawing up Germany’s dietary guidelines, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung (DGE), says veganism is more climate-friendly than the average German diet and represents … Read more

Ten miles of traffic jams at Dartford Crossing after car fire on M25

Motorists are facing around 10 miles of traffic jams around the Dartford Crossing on the M25, clockwise, following a vehicle fire. All lanes were closed at 10.25am on the M25, clockwise, from Junction 1a (Swanscombe) to Junction 1b (A296 Princes Road, Dartford). All four lanes were reopened around 12:35 p.m. Queues formed around the Essex-Kent … Read more

What the 3.2-million-year-old Lucy fossil reveals about nudity and shame

Fifty years ago, scientists discovered a nearly complete fossilized skull and hundreds of pieces of bone from a 3.2-million-year-old female specimen of the genus Australopithecus afarensis, often described as ‘the mother of us all’. During a celebration after her discovery, she was named ‘Lucy’ after the Beatles song ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’. Although … Read more

How to master festival dressing in middle age

Festival season is upon us, which is great news for those who love festivals, and less great news for those who love live music, outdoor drinking and fresh air, but whose stomachs turn at the thought of the camping part. If only there was a way to experience the good things without resorting to the … Read more

Dangers of sugar alcohols

If you’re conscious of your sugar intake (perhaps especially if you have diabetes), you’re probably a pro at reading food labels. But how much do you know about products that use sugar alcohols as a sweetener? Advertisement Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit academic medical center. Advertising on our site supports our mission. We do not … Read more

Gene therapy can cure rare diseases. But drug makers have little incentive, leaving families desperate

Robin Alderman faces a painful reality: gene therapy could cure her son Camden’s rare hereditary immune deficiency. But it’s not for him. In 2022, London-based Orchard Therapeutics stopped investing in an experimental treatment for the condition, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. And there are no gene therapy studies he can participate in. “We feel like we’ve been forgotten,” … Read more