Researchers at Granada University in Spain have come across a discovery that will undoubtedly please athletes and sports enthusiasts - a pint of beer post-workout or match is better at rehydrating the human body than water. The subjects in the study were asked to run on a treadmill at temperatures of 104F (40C) until they were close to exhaustion. Once they had reached the point of giving up, researchers measured their hydration levels, motor skills, and concentration ability. Half of the subjects were given two half pints of Spanish lager to drink, and the other half were given just water. Researchers said that the rehydration effection in those who were given beer was “slightly better” than those who were given only water. Full Story : Clevelandleader.com…..(Continue reading)
A small study has shown that people tend to believe that bottled water is somehow healthier than water from the tap. However, the research, published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, also shows that people are unsure exactly what these benefits might be and that they are rarely the main reason for choosing bottled. Bottled water was described as being more ‘pure’ than tap water, and was also described as containing more ‘minerals’. The most commonly cited reason for purchasing bottled water was convenience. Full Story : EurekAlert.org…(Continue reading)
Drinking from a polycarbonate bottle, a material widely used for baby bottles and drinking containers, for just one week can increase the amount of BPA in your body by nearly 70 percent, a new study out of Harvard School of Public Health suggests. With concern over the health impacts on infants and toddlers, governments at all levels have moved toward banning BPA in food-related products geared at infants and toddlers. Full Story : Treehugger.com….(Continue reading)
The Euphrates and the Tigris are the two largest rivers in the Middle East. Both rivers originate from the Anatolian highland regions in Turkey and flow through the Mesopotamian desert plain in Syria and Iraq. Both the rivers unite in Iraq to form the Shatt al-Arab, which runs into the Gulf. Despite normal levels of rain over the winter, Iraqi dams are less than one-third as full as they were three years ago.Iraqi experts say the problem is the many dams Turkey has built over the past 30 years to irrigate its agricultural lands in the southeast. These dams allow Turkey to regulate the flow of rivers according to its needs. Full Story :TreeHugger.com….(Continue reading)
In the Kamuli District in southeastern Uganda, women have to travel particularly long distances to gather water now that water scarcity has hit the region. The problem is that requirement clashes with some cultural issues, namely that husbands attribute the women being gone so long with love affairs and other indiscretions, and that leads straight into domestic violence. Full Story : TreeHugger.com……(Continue reading)
CBS affiliate KHOU-TV in Houston has discovered that some soldiers were forced to ration water, perhaps as little as 2-3 liters per day, because there was never enough. It is less than the one gallon minimum a day that an Army manual says is necessary just to survive in a desert environment. Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Robey told KHOU correspondent Jeremy Rogalski that soldiers would throw up or pass out from dehydration.Full Story : CBSNews.com…..(Continue reading)
Scientists identified seven new species of bamboo coral discovered on a NOAA-funded mission in the deep waters of the PapahƒÅnaumokuƒÅkea Marine National Monument. Six of these species may represent entirely new genera, a remarkable feat given the broad classification a genus represents. Full Story : Sciencedaily(Continue reading)
Fan-like gullies discovered on Mars suggest the planet had running water on its surface less than a million years ago. The discovery increases the chances of life existing on the planet in the recent past, or even surviving today. Full Story : Telegraph.co.uk….(Continue reading)
Spacecraft Phoenix detected snow fall 2.5 miles above Mars surface. The snow vaporizes before reaching the ground. So far, Phoenix has confirmed the existence of water-ice. Scientist expects the space probe to be active until end of October before Sun sinks in the horizon,leaving the solar-power probe without energy.(Continue reading)
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Americans comes to second followed by Russians as cleaner people in the world. On average Americans take shower twice a day.¬† The majority of Russians take shower daily. The Hindus are the cleanest people in the world. Hindus wash their hands and bodies twice as often as Germans and 1.5 times as often as Americans. One should note that world runs out of its fresh water reserves very quickly and a serious fresh water shortage is in sight. A regular shower requires about 50 liters of water.(Continue reading)
NASA scientists believe that the white substance exposed by Phoenix lander while digging a trench, is ice. Initially in the bottom of the trench a white material is observed, it disappeared later,meaning it must have been frozen water. Phoenix Lander’s lead investigator, Peter Smith said “These little clumps completely disappearing over the course of a few days, that is perfect evidence that it’s ice.” An earlier experiment carried out on Martian soil sample zyielded no evidence of water. The $420 million Phoenix mission’s main objective was to look for water in Mars. Is this the first step towards a human settlement in Mars?
No evidence of Water.