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Best Wines For Your Heart

There are certain wines that give your heart health a bigger boost. Dr. Manny sits down with Susan Kostrzewa, executive editor of Wine Enthusiast magazine for a look at which ones to sip. Research on wine just keep on going to the right direction. The general finding is that it increases good cholesterol, and lowers heart disease. In general, it really had a lot of benefits to health, as long as it is taken in moderation. Share this post on Facebook.

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Scientists Create Ice Storms to Study Nature’s Chilly Response – Science Nation

Novel experiment at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest to quantify cost of ice storms on forest ecosystems Anyone who has ever driven in freezing rain knows all too well the potential hazards of an ice storm. These powerful winter weather events are also capable of catastrophic ecological and socio-economic impacts on forest ecosystems, affecting forest species and productivity, and even increasing the risk of fire. Syracuse University bio-geochemist Charley Driscoll and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service ecologist Lindsey Rustad are part of a team supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to scientifically monitor more precisely how a forest ecosystem responds to and recovers from ice storms. And, the…

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Surrounded by Genius: Nature’s Take on Engineering

Sometimes, all we have to do to solve complex design problems is look to nature. Biomimicry, a design solution embraced by a growing number of engineers, draws inspiration from 3.8 billion years of research and development from the natural world. As biomimicry expert Maria O’Farrell explains, we can all learn a thing or two from the natural “lab” that surrounds us. If you like this video, like us on Facebook and Twitter.