It actually is rocket science: Scientists design a coffee cup for space – Quartz

By Deena Shanker | December 8, 2015 The best part of waking up, in space. (Portland State University) Being an astronaut takes years of school, at least a thousand hours of jet flying time, and passing a space physical exam to qualify. And then, even when you finally make it to space, you can’t even have a regular cup of coffee. Luckily for space travelers, a semi-normal cup of joe may finally be on the horizon, researchers recently …

A sip of tea could help build a healthier body

By Lisa McCoy | October 21, 2015 Tea has been cultivated for centuries, beginning in India and China. Today, tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, second only to water. Regarded as a key to happiness and wisdom, researchers have also identified many health benefits of tea. There are three main varieties — green, black and oolong. The difference is in how the teas are processed. Green tea was the first to be studied for its health benefits. It is made from …

A sip of tea could help build a healthier body

By Lisa McCoy | October 21, 2015 Tea has been cultivated for centuries, beginning in India and China. Today, tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, second only to water. Regarded as a key to happiness and wisdom, researchers have also identified many health benefits of tea. There are three main varieties — green, black and oolong. The difference is in how the teas are processed. Green tea was the first to be studied for its health benefits. It is made from unfermented …

The best sugary drinks alternatives and how chocolate milk is better than sports drinks

… sugary drinks a day will increase your risk of having a heart attack by 35 per cent, researchers warned last week. Your chances of developing diabetes will go up by 26 per cent and the odds of having a stroke will jump by 16 per cent, according to the study by scientists at Harvard University. They also single out fructose, a form of concentrated fruit sugar which is often used to sweeten drinks, saying it increases production of uric acid which can trigger gout — a painful inflammatory …

Why Add Milk to Your Tea? It Actually Keeps Your Teeth Whiter, Dentists Say | The Daily Meal

By Karen Lo, Editor | August 19, 2015 researchers found that a simple splash of milk had whitening properties comparable to commercial bleaching products. (Shutterstock) Adding a splash of milk to your tea — five milliliters for the perfect cup, according to the British Standards Institution — is quite an effective way to reduce stains on your teeth, says a new study published in theInternational Journal of Dental Hygiene — and they …