Archives for February 22, 2014

How wrong is your time zone?

In an ideal world, everyone’s clocks would strike 12 noon just as the Sun reached the highest point in its path across the sky. But clock- (aka “standard-“) time and solar time rarely overlap, with one generally leading or lagging behind the other – a fact this map by math blogger and Google engineer Stefano […]

Inositol Stops Lung Cancer in Cigarette Smokers

A simple substance found in food , known as inositol, appears to reverse the harmful effects of smoking, a finding that can bring cheer to anyone who smokes or loves someone who does. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related death in the U.S., and 85 to 90% of lung cancer cases are […]