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Ask the Expert: Omega-3 Fatty Acid

Omega-3 fatty acids (also known as n-3 fatty acids) are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential nutrients for health. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain, and since our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are also associated with many health benefits, including protection against heart disease and possibly stroke. New studies are identifying potential benefits for a wide range of conditions including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and other autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

There is a type of algae that actually lives in snow and causes the phenomenon known as 'watermelon snow'

In arctic and alpine regions around the world, people hiking through certain patches of snow may notice that they are leaving behind pinkish or reddish footprints, and their boots and pants may even get stained bright red.

The great algae conspiracy: Are oceans being destroyed to replace oil with algae?

In what he describes as "the mother of all conspiracy theories," an Arizona-based talk radio host says the powers that be are intentionally destroying large bodies of water in a bid to create a multi-trillion-dollar biofuel industry.