Science & Discovery

Seiðstafr: The Norse Shaman’s Staff of Power

Shamans have always functioned as intermediaries between our ordinary human world and other beings. These could include the denizens of nature as well as the many other spirits. This work was accomplished by traveling between these worlds in a state of trance. A shaman’s work benefits the human community while ...

Your September 2018 Horoscope with Astrologer, Maya White

September 2018 Aries – (March 20 – April 18) Surely Mars retrograde from late June until late August delivered some revelations; and now you are all the wiser. Now that Mars is back in direct motion, things will level out for you and you return to your jolly self. Plus, ...

Your May 2018 Horoscope with Astrologer, Maya White

May 2018 Aries – (March 20 – April 18) There are so many changes this month, and your sign sits at a pivotal place in the planetary lineup. Many of the changes are external, but with Chiron now in your sign, it’s a critical time to step into your own ...

Late Summer: Chinese Medicine’s Fifth Season

The traditional seasons are Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. However, here in Maine we also recognize Mud Season, several weeks of sloppiness that comes between Winter and Spring. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) being based on Five Element theory also recognizes 5 Seasons. We are just coming into that 5th season ...

Chronic Winter Headaches May Be Due To Vitamin D Deficiency

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register Do you find yourself experiencing more headaches during the gloomy winter months? Turns out, there may actually be a real connection between the lack of sunshine and your chronic, unbearable headaches. See, shorter days during winter mean we don't get enough vitamin D - referred to ...

Your June 2017 Horoscope with Astrologer, Maya White

June 2017 Aries – (March 20 – April 18) It’s time to take a realistic look at your finances, Aries. If you like what you see – awesome! It means that you’ve been utilizing the best of Saturn in a mutual fire sign. If, on the other hand, a look ...

Your April 2017 Horoscope with Astrologer, Maya White

April 2017 Aries – (March 20 – April 18) Expect the unexpected this month when Uranus, the planet of miracles joins the Sun for the April 10th full moon. Every full moon delivers a harvest of some kind, and all of this action in your solar first house benefits you ...

People around the world are helping the US save its climate data

Michelle Murphy is a professor in Canada, but her research on the Great Lakes depends on water quality data collected by her neighbors to the south. Specifically, the US Environmental Protection Agency. “Without EPA data, you are blinded," Murphy says of her work studying chemical emissions into the Great Lakes ...

Swearing Associated With Honesty? Damn Right!

This article originally was published on Medical Daily. Swearing may be considered impolite and vulgar, but a new two-part study has revealed a more positive attribute for those with an off-color vocabulary—honesty. According to the research, people are more likely to swear as a way to express themselves, rather than ...

Peanut Exposure May Prevent Allergies

New dietary guidelines say it’s ok to feed your infant small amounts of peanuts in order to prevent a serious allergy later in life. The new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), provide information for how to introduce peanut-containing food for high, moderate and high-risk ...