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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

‘Rock Star’ Botanist Rappels Down Cliffs to Save Hawaii’s Rarest Plants

By Heidi Chang - HONOLULU, HAWAII— After the heavy rains and high winds of two rare, large storms, Hawaiian botanists are hoping the islands’...

Mindfulness Movement a ‘Revolution’ for Stressed Americans

  By Jerome Socolovsky - It used to be done mainly at spiritual retreats and in yoga centers, but now mindfulness meditation is practiced in...

German Study Hints Diabetes Drug Cuts Alzheimer’s Risk

A large German study is the latest clinical trial to suggest that a cheap generic treatment for diabetes can stave off symptoms of Alzheimer's...

A Travel Primer to French Polynesia

by Robert F. Kay One of the great things about living in Hawaii is its proximity to French Polynesia. Hawaiian Airlines has a weekly flight...

Vine is taking over Hawaii, but don’t call it an invasive species

Vine - Twitters' video sharing application - is the latest social media craze in Hawaii. Those not familiar with the application can imagine what a...

Dinosaur Descendants Shrank to Survive

Not all dinosaurs went extinct. Some are alive today in the form of birds. A new study finds that shrinking helped these birds continue...

Exercise Could Stem Alzheimer’s Onset

Researchers have discovered yet another reason to hit the gym. A new study of older adults who were at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease claims...

Traveling with History… Rome, Part 1

    Eternity & Rome        Where Past & Present Co-Exist, Part 1   Story and photos by Allan Seiden I’d last been in Rome in 1967…truly...

Study: Gastric Bypass Procedure Reverses Type 2 Diabetes

By Carol Pearson - A new study at the Cleveland Clinic shows that bariatric surgery reverses Type 2 diabetes 90 percent of the time,...

Vietnamese Consumers Shop for ‘Safe’ Vegetables on Internet

HANOI — In Vietnam, there are rising concerns about the excessive use of pesticides on crops. To ensure their vegetables are safe, some consumers...