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Dr. Mercola – Blue LEDs Light Up Your Brain

It wasn’t long ago, relatively speaking, that humans woke and slept along with the rise and setting of the sun. While the invention of modern artificial lighting has allowed us to be productive 24 hours a day, even in what would otherwise be the black of night, our bodies have not adapted to this onslaught of light when it should …

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Kate Essig – Activism Or Slacktivism? How Social Media Hurts And Helps Student Activism

On Oct. 1, 1964, hundreds of University of California-Berkeley students surrounded a police car to protest the arrest of a student. Students stood on top of the car to deliver speeches and sing, “We Shall Overcome,” to a crowd that grew to include roughly two thousand students. Years later, on Nov. 21, 2013, students gathered in Saint Louis University’s student …

Can Humans Photosynthesize? By: Gerald Pollack, PhD

Much like photosynthesis in plants, can human beings utilize light and water for their energy needs? New evidence suggests that it may be happening right now in each cell of your body. In response to the title question, my answer is a definite “maybe.” On the positive side, a recently published paper by Herrera et al. (1) argues that the …