How Much Trash Is on Mount Everest?

Mount Everest has a mountain of a problem: human waste. And not just leftover camping meals, beer and fuel cans, but human poo, too. So, how much poopy and other garbage calls the planet’s highest mountain home? A Tech Times story describes the mountain as “the world’s highest garbage dump.” But Alton Byers, a mountain…

Why men might recover from flu faster than women

Male mice infected with influenza produce more amphiregulin, a growth factor protein that promotes lung healing. Men may recover more quickly from influenza infections because they produce more of a key lung-healing protein, a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.   The scientists, whose findings are published online in…