A Healthy Microbiome Builds a Strong Immune System to Help Fight COVID

The microbes in your gut influence how your immune system reacts to bacteria and viruses. Introduction Takeaways Your gut is home to trillions of bacteria that are vital for keeping you healthy. Some of these microbes help to regulate the immune system. New research, which has not yet been peer reviewed, shows the presence of[…]

Kratom: Science and the Risks and Benefits of a Controversial Herb

Kratom, which has been linked to many deaths in the U.S., has been grown in Southeast Asia for centuries for tea. Why the ill effects now? By Dr. Christopher R. McCurdyProfessor of Medicinal ChemistryUniversity of Florida College of PharmacyUniversity of Florida Introduction Kratom, a traditional Southeast Asian herbal medicine from the leaves of the tropical[…]

Art and Industrialization in Jean Tinguely’s ‘Homage to New York’

Pop Art was in its infancy, and the heroic period of the Post-war abstract painters and sculptors was entering its twilight. A Self-Destructing Spectacle In the spring of 1960, Homage to New York counted as one of the most exciting artistic events of the season. To create his spectacularly exploding machine, Swiss artist Jean Tinguely forged together[…]

291 Fifth Avenue: Photography and Art in Early 20th-Century New York

Many artists and critics debated whether photography belonged within the realm of art exhibited in galleries and museums. 291 Fifth Avenue If you walked into the “Little Galleries of the Photo Secession” at 291 Fifth Avenue run by New York photographer Alfred Stieglitz and his devotees between 1905–1917, you would likely have been surprised. You[…]

Gambling Without Borders

Online casinos across the globe are reducing their offers in compliance with regulatory stipulations in the industry. Governments are kicking against high-rolling table games and Jackpot games. For instance, the German government has restricted their citizens from playing licensed online casinos that are licensed by European licensing authorities such as the Malta Gaming Authority or[…]