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March 4, 2017 - Issue 3850


The Story of Rachel Carson: How One Woman’s Love for Nature Changed the Way Humans View the Environment

The Story of Rachel Carson: How One Woman’s Love for Nature Changed the Way Humans View the Environment

March 4, 2017

This controversial No. 1 New York Times Best Sellers written by a biologist is still highly relevant today - maybe even more so than it was then. In it, the author names the real environmental enemy, and guess what it is? Naturally, detractors went into a tizzy just like they do today.

What Happens When You Eat Apple Seeds?

eating apple seeds

March 4, 2017

Apples contain a plant compound that converts into poisonous hydrogen cyanide, but only under certain conditions. If you accidentally swallow a few apple seeds, or make it a habit of consuming whole apples - seeds and all - are you at risk of cyanide poisoning?