Table salt has been unearthed in an alien landscape. Scientists found that sodium chloride is present on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, suggesting that the moon's oceans could be very similar to Earth's.
Space June 14, 2019
Was the escalation of oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere a gradual or rapid process? Crystallized salt rocks extracted from a deep hole in Russia shed light on how oxygen appeared during the Great Oxidation Event 2.3 billion years ago.
Earth/Environment March 25, 2018
One of the Chinese takeaway dishes analyzed by the campaign group Action on Salt contains five times the amount of salt present in McDonald’s Big Mac. Here's why this amount of salt in food could be dangerous to one's health.
Public Health March 13, 2018
Perchlorates, while instrumental in maintaining liquid water on Mars and serving as a potential electricity and energy source, can cause potential dangers to the well-being of future human colonizers on the Red Planet.
Space June 22, 2016
FDA has released a draft guidance to help lower salt content of food products commonly sold in U.S. restaurants and supermarkets. The proposal aims to decrease Americans' salt consumption and subsequently improve their health.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 2, 2016
People with chronic kidney disease might want to start cutting down on salt. A new study linked high sodium intake with increased clinical cardiovascular disease risk.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2016
Heart disease and stroke may be more common in people on a low-salt diet compared to those who consume moderate levels of sodium, according to a new study. However, this new idea is already generating controversy.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2016
SALT, one of the biggest telescopes in the world now found in South Africa, is proving its worth. So far, scientists have discovered the first white dwarf pulsar and an unusual black hole.
Space May 1, 2016
For people who needs to limit their salt intake, a new fork can let them enjoy food with low salt content. The electric fork shocks the tongue to simulate salty flavor.
Life March 31, 2016
Kids who eat too much salt in their diet are more likely to become overweight or obese, a new Australian study has found. Salt is typical in everyday foods such as cheese and bread, so regulation is a must, researchers said.
Life March 2, 2016
Most of the food sold at high street market in the United Kingdom has been found to contain high levels of salt, a new report revealed. A health group is urging the Government to re-examine its salt regulation policies.
Life March 2, 2016
Court delays the implementation of New York City's Salt Law. The said law required food chains to place a salt shaker label beside food items on the menu that contain high salt.
Life March 1, 2016
A high-salt diet may not only be bad for blood pressure. It may also cause damage to the liver too, according to a new study that showed eating too much salt has numerous negative effects to liver cells and function.
Life February 27, 2016
This new charging device fits in your pocket and uses salt water to produce energy. JAQ smartphone charge was presented in the recently concluded CES 2016.
Smartphones January 12, 2016
From processed foods you buy to the meal you eat in restaurants, salt is ubiquitous. You may not notice, but experts said too much intake of salty foods is harmful to your health.
Life January 8, 2016
Contrary to popular recommendation, low sodium intake may not be as beneficial for heart failure patients. Researchers of a new study did not find any evidence that reducing salt in diet can improve patient conditions.
Life December 29, 2015
Observations made by Dawn's Framing Camera suggest that the mysterious Ceres bright spots are primarily composed of hydrated magnesium sulfates. Also known as Epsom salt, this substance is used on Earth for treating a range of ailments.
Space December 10, 2015
A new study conducted by researchers at the State University of New York Fredonia has found that brands of sea salt sold in China contain high amounts of microplastics. This raises concerns about the potential effects of the synthetic material on human health.
November 6, 2015
An increase of even one gram of salt to an individual's daily intake could increase obesity risk by as much as 25 percent, according to new research by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.
Life September 3, 2015
Salt, while bad for your health if consumed in excess amounts, may have once had an ancient evolutionary health benefit, researchers find. It still has an ability to boost the immune system's response to infectious microbes, they say.
Life March 4, 2015
Thirst is controlled by regions in the brain that can be turned on using a laser, but how do they work?
Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2015
Teens and children eat pizza more often than adults but experts advise reducing kids' consumption of pizza because it could raise their risk for unwanted health conditions.
Life January 20, 2015
Salt may not be as bad for the heart as once believed - what effect does it have on cardiovascular disease?
Life January 19, 2015
It's January and we know what that means: cold and icy weather. Many of us, though, still take to the roads, but not before city and state officials lay down salt. But how exactly does that salt melt the ice?
Internet Culture January 9, 2015
Burgers and fries are fast food staples. According to a study, these staples, along with other menu times have remained largely unchanged in the last 17 years.
Life January 2, 2015
A latest research suggest that cutting down on sugar can reduce the risks of high blood pressure and heart diseases. However, some scientists believe that levels of both sugar and salt should be maintained to avoid the risks of such medical conditions.
Life December 13, 2014
The Aral Sea was once the fourth largest in the world, but it has now nearly disappeared. What does the Kremlin have to do with the problem?
Earth/Environment October 5, 2014
Studies in the past have pointed salt as a culprit of high blood pressure, but a new study suggests there is not direct link in the complex relationship. The study comes after CDC warnings that American children are consuming too much salt.
Internet Culture September 11, 2014
Sodium levels are too high in nine out of ten American children and teens, according to a new study. What is responsible for the problem?
Life September 11, 2014
To eat salt or not to eat salt, that is the question. According to a new study, too much sodium and too little sodium both may lead to greater risk of cardiovascular risk.
Life August 14, 2014
A new study contradicts previous research about sodium intake by suggesting that adults who do not get enough salt in their diet may have an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Internet Culture August 14, 2014
Big calories, salt and sugar are why Cheesecake Factory entrees took three out of nine winning spots on an extreme food ranking. But the most unhealthy meal may be over at Red Robin, according to the list.
Life July 30, 2014
FDA is currently preparing 'voluntary guidelines' in asking food companies and restaurants to cut back on the amount of salt they add to food. Several have already complied, such as Subway and ConAgra.
Life June 17, 2014
Salt can be a killer for those with high blood pressure and may be hard to battle given research that reveals the disease ignites a salt craving for those afflicted.
Life May 18, 2014
A new Danish study has found that despite consuming more salt than is recommended, Americans are likely eating the ideal amount of sodium per day.
Life April 3, 2014
A new research has linked salt intake and teen obesity. The findings should not be taken with a grain of salt.
Life March 21, 2014