Scientists Put Shamanic Medicine Under The Microscope

In an unlikely collaboration with Amazonian shamans, medical researchers seek a cure for autoimmune disease.

Source: Scientists Put Shamanic Medicine Under The Microscope

4,000 Bottles of Fresh Air Shipped to China, Company Struggling to Keep Up With Demand

Canadian startup Vitality Air is selling bottled air from the Rocky Mountains and it can’t keep up with demand from Chinese customers in smog-choked cities.

Source: 4,000 Bottles of Fresh Air Shipped to China, Company Struggling to Keep Up With Demand

Plume Labs crowdsources air pollution data 

As the U.N. climate summit in Paris gets underway this week, a French startup has launched a live map of air pollution to show which cities are suffering the worst. (Hint: Check out China!)

Source: At COP 21, Plume Labs launches live map of air pollution around the world | VentureBeat | Big Data | by Chris O’Brien

Climate scientists find culture, behavior triggers change where scientific data fails

Climate scientists used to think their work was key to stopping climate change. But increasingly, they’ve realized that climate science barely matters at all in the fight.

Source: Climate Scientists Used to Just Get Angry. Now They’re Taking Action | WIRED