Europa’s tectonics might be powered by salt, could sustain life on the moon

Different causes, same effect.

High salt intake doubles the risk of heart failure

A new study studied the connection between salt consumption and heart failure risk.

Almost everything we know about salt may be wrong. Eating salt actually makes you less thirsty but hungrier

Turns out eating a high-salt diet makes the human body act like a camel hump. Read on…

Innovative tech generates electricity from where rivers meet the ocean

When two kinds of water meet, there’s a lot of energy involved.

This salty lake beneath the sea just kills everything inside it

They call it the “Jacuzzi of Despair” and rarely has a name been so fitting.

New electric fork simulates a salty flavor by shocking your tongue

Adding extra-salt may make food tastier, but it can also has a negative effect on your health. With that in mind, Japanese researchers have invented a fork that creates a salty taste in your mouth at the press of a button, by releasing an electrical current which stimulates the tongue. Salt has long been associated with blood pressure, an increased risk of

Study hints at a form of bacterial collective memory

A new study found that whole populations of bacteria retain their tolerance to stressors for a much longer duration than individual cells.

GeoPicture of the Week: Cubic Salt Crystals at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

These are perfectly cubical salt crystals, spotted at Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, located in Bolivia. Each crystal belongs to a specific crystal system – for salt it’s the cubic system. This means that the unit cell is in the shape of a cube. This is one of the most common and simplest shapes found in crystals and minerals,

Scientists find the last vestiges of Martian surface water

Mars is now a cold and dry place, but it wasn’t always like this – the Red Planet used to have a lot of water on its surface. Now, researchers have discovered one of the very last places where (potentially habitable) liquid water existed on Mars.

Revolutionary lamp works 8 hours on 1 glass of salt water

Artificial light is something we take for granted and simply don’t think about – but for some communities, light can be a luxury. In the 7,000 scattered islands of the Philippines, light can be very scarce, and saltwater is abundant. With that in mind, SALt engineers have designed a lamp that runs on salt water. Lipa Aisa Mijena combined her

Timelapse video perfectly highlights world’s largest salt flat

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the Daniel Campos Province in Potosí in southwest Bolivia, close to the crests of the Andes, at 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above sea level. It was captured in all its splendor in the above timelapse, by Enrique Pacheco. The Salar was formed as

High-salt diet could protect against microbes, but you still shouldn’t eat too much

Many people today are consuming more salt than they actually need – while this may make foods more tasty, it also increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. But a new study found that dietary salt could actually have a dietary advantage, defending the body against invading microbes.

Killing cancer with salt: chlorine payload brings destruction to cancer cells

A group of international researchers have demonstrated a novel technique for destroying cancer cells. By inserting a chloride payload that penetrates the cancer cell’s sodium membrane, the cells become flushed with salt causing a self-destruction response.