The tea party and the politics of paranoia
Members of tea party claim the movement springs from and promotes basic American conservative principles such as limited government and fiscal responsibility.
Greener methods for making popular nanoparticle
Already renowned for its beneficial effects on human health, green tea could have a new role—along with other natural plant-based substances—in a healthier, more sustainable production of the most widely used family of ...
Source of organic matter affects Bay water quality
Each time it rains, runoff carries an earthy tea steeped from leaf litter, crop residue, soil, and other organic materials into the storm drains and streams that feed Chesapeake Bay.
Beneficial tea tree oil given all-clear
After two recent reports suggesting that exposing bacteria to tea tree oil may contribute to antibiotic resistance in humans, an international study - led by researchers at The University of Western Australia ...
US climate fears mount, but political action wanes
Climate change was thrust to the forefront of the US political agenda recently in the wake of the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy and record high temperatures across the country.
Wine and tea are key ingredients in South African plan to grow domestic research
The South African government is investing in scientific research to foster production of agricultural products like pinotage (the country's signature red wine) and honeybush (source of a tea so fragrant that a potful can ...
Kickstarter's creative community takes hold in Britain
Tea enthusiast Emilie Holmes this week hit the streets of London in her antique van serving flavourful loose-leaf tea to drinkers she says have had to settle for low-quality brew—courtesy of around 300 ...
Put the kettle on? When tea drinkers were viewed as irresponsible as whiskey drinkers
Poor women who drank tea were viewed as irresponsible as whisky drinkers in early 19th-century Ireland, new research by Durham University has unearthed.
US tea and tech firms in Rwanda, Vietnam win awards
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday presented one of America's top technology giants and a small tea importer with awards for their work in Vietnam and Rwanda.
Smells like Christmas spirit: Researchers tie simple scent to increased retail sales
Scientists and business people have known for decades that certain scents—pine boughs at Christmas, baked cookies in a house for sale—can get customers in the buying spirit. Eric Spangenberg, a pioneer in the field and ...
3Qs: Candidates spar in aggressive VP debate: Experts evaluate
Three Northeastern University faculty members with expertise in different fields of study—political analysis, public speaking and presidential debates— assess last night's debate between ...
Chocolate makes snails smarter
Chocolate isn't usually on the diet for snails, but when Lee Fruson and Ken Lukowiak from the University of Calgary, became curious about the effects of diet on memory, they decided to try a flavonoid from ...
Green tea compound shows promise for tackling cancer
A compound found in green tea could be a weapon in treatments for tackling cancer, according to newly-published research at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
Learning from nature
Using lotus leaves and tea tree oil researchers at Swinburne University of Technology are working to prevent infection and improve outcomes for people requiring medical implants, such as hip replacements.