breath \ 'breth\ n [ME breth]
a. the air taken into or expelled from the lungs. (I was gasping for breath.) b. an inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs. (She drew in a quick breath.) c. (archaic) the power of breathing; life. d. SPIRIT, ANIMATION— synonyms: life, life force; in one breath : almost simultaneously

Monthly archive November, 2015
The food is delicious. Don't gobble, breathe!

The food is delicious. Don’t gobble, breathe!

Researchers using models of a human throat, mouth and nasal cavities have analyzed how air flows through your mouth when you are eating. In a recent study, they explain how food particles called “volatiles” make their way from the back of your mouth into your nose where you smell them–which then allows you taste the food. Called...
The Wind Blows and the Earth Breathes

The Wind Blows and the Earth Breathes

Recently a man out hiking in Nova Scotia captured on video what appears to be the forest floor breathing deeply. In the video the ground rises up like a blanket and the roots beneath the trees heave upward and downward like human lungs. The breathing movements, combined with sound of the wind adds to the illusion of a breathing...
Diver Down: New Diving Fatality Data

Diver Down: New Diving Fatality Data

The Divers Alert Network (DAN) has issued its annual report: Diving Fatalities, Injuries and Accidents, a compilation of data for the years 2010-2013. Worldwide between 2010 and 2013, DAN received notification of 561 deaths involving recreational scuba diving. The report reveals that the majority of recreational diving fatalities were  men over 40 years of age, and...
The Breath Beneath Your Wing

The Breath Beneath Your Wing

There is a new mobile device being developed that can help asthma sufferers prevent an attack. Called the Wing, the asthma sufferer attaches a palm-sized sensor into their phone and blows into it. The accompanying app measures lung volume – specifically Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV) – how much air is exhaled during a forced breath, and Peak Expiratory...