Richard G. "Bugs" Stevens, University of Connecticut A new study from Harvard has found greater risk of breast cancer in women who live in neighborhoods that have higher levels of outdoor light during the night. The findings are based on the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), which has for decades been advancing...
Janelle Taylor, University of Washington Each year, in the final few hours of the last day of December, many people all across North America gather with friends to raise a glass and sing Robert Burns’ famous ballad, “Auld Lang Syne.” Standing at the brink of a New Year, arms around...
Jasenka Zubcevic, University of Florida and Christopher Martyniuk, University of Florida A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones, and even your thoughts, feelings and your attempts to lose weight. This is a universe of trillions of microorganisms –...
The Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks can explode unexpectedly after being lit.
Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University and Patricia Smith, University of Michigan Eating fast food is frequently blamed for damaging our health. As nutrition experts point out, it is not the healthiest type of meal since it is typically high in fat and salt. More widely, it’s seen...
Reward yourself! Take a Pomodoro Technique five minute break... watching cats. Because skipping breaks can lead to stress and exhaustion.
Micro changes have macro results. Darryl Leja, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, CC BY-NC ...
The "Dirty Dozen" is a list published by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) which ranks conventionally grown produce with the most pesticide residues. The list is compiled to help consumers make informed choices regarding exposure to potentially dangerous pesticides. According to the EWG report: "Eating plenty of...
Which of the following are medicinal benefits associated with consuming chocolate? Cough Relief Diabetes Prevention Weight Loss Reduced Stress Answer: All of the above According to published studies all of the above have been found to be medicinal benefits of consuming chocolate. Articles highlighting these and multiple additional medicinal benefits can be found here, here,...
Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania – the “Chocolate Capital of the World” – doesn’t help either of us. But Andrew is...