How stress affects your brain – Madhumita Murgia

Are you sleeping restlessly, feeling irritable or moody, forgetting little things, and feeling overwhelmed and isolated? Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. You’re probably just stressed out. Stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport, or have to…

How rollercoasters affect your body – Brian D. Avery

In the summer of 1895, crowds flooded the Coney Island boardwalk to see the latest marvel of roller coaster technology: the Flip Flap Railway. This was America’s first-ever looping coaster – but its thrilling flip came at a price. The ride caused numerous cases of severe whiplash, neck injury and even ejections, all due to…

Tackling diabetes with a bold new dietary approach: Neal Barnard at TEDxFremont

Translator: Giedrė Kasparaitytė Reviewer: Denise RQ Today, I’d like to talk about turning around an epidemic. One hundred million Americans right now do have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, and that puts them at risk for amputations, for heart disease, for blindness. and we’re exporting this epidemic overseas. The word “epidemic” comes from Old Greek: ‘epi’…