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Petroleum Jelly May Not Be As Harmless As You Think | HuffPost

What Is Petroleum Jelly? Petroleum jelly, commonly known by the most popular brandname Vaseline, is a derivative of oil refining. Originally found coating the bottom of oil rigs in the mid-1800s, it’s a byproduct of the oil industry and therefore … Continue reading

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Best Natural Moisturizer For Chapped Lips | Rodale’s Organic Life

CHAPSTICK Pros: The classic tube gets props for combining both protective and moisturizing ingredients, with aloe and vitamin E for hydration and white petrolatum (petroleum) to keep out the elements. It also scores points for convenience (no finger dipping) and … Continue reading

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Near Noisy Oil Fields- Lovesick Birds Change Their Tunes – by Hiroko Tabuchi – NYT

If a sparrow sings his heart out on an oil field, but his would-be sweetheart can’t hear him above the oil pumps, what’s a bird to do? In Alberta, Canada, researchers analyzed hundreds of hours of Savannah sparrow love songs … Continue reading

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This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and It’s Taking Over Europe – The New York Times

Matter By Carl Zimmer  Feb. 5, 2018 “Frank Lyko, a biologist at the German Cancer Research Center, studies the six-inch-long marbled crayfish. Finding specimens is easy: Dr. Lyko can buy the crayfish at pet stores in Germany, or he can … Continue reading

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Now Is the Time to Talk About the Power of Touch – by David Brooks – NYT

In 1945, the Austrian physician René Spitz investigated an orphanage that took extra care to make sure its infants were not infected with disease. The children received first-class nutrition and medical care, but they were barely touched, to minimize their … Continue reading

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What Could We Lose if a NASA Climate Mission Goes Dark? – by Jon Gertner – NYT Mag

Here “In late August, as Hurricane Harvey began smashing into the Texas coast, a flood of data began pouring in along with the catastrophic quantities of rainwater. It wasn’t from the nonstop news coverage on CNN and elsewhere; it was … Continue reading

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For Millions of Immigrants, a Common Language: WhatsApp – The New York Times

“When Facebook bought WhatsApp for more than $19 billion in 2014, Jan Koum, a founder of the messaging company, arranged to sign a part of the deal outside the suburban social services center where he had once waited in line … Continue reading

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Read This Story Without Distraction (Can You?) – The New York Times

“And the way we work can have effects that kick in long after we clock out. As much as people would like to believe otherwise, humans have finite neural resources that are depleted every time we switch between tasks, which, … Continue reading

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Dr. Sacks explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” achieving a level of renown…|By Gregory Cowles

” “And now, weak, short of breath, my once-firm muscles melted away by cancer, I find my thoughts, increasingly, not on the supernatural or spiritual, but on what is meant by living a good and worthwhile life — achieving a … Continue reading

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The Singular Mind of Terry Tao– by Gareth Cook, NYT

I hope my college age children read this. One take away, some times it is very bright people who leave valuables behind frequently, due to absent mindedness. The Singular Mind of Terry Tao A prodigy grows up to become one … Continue reading

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