Monthly Archive: November 2020

Should I kill spiders in my home?

An entomologist explains why not to. He comes in peace. Matt Bertone, CC BY-ND – Author Matt Berton, Extension Associate in Entomology, North Carolina State University 2018 May 16 – I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t …

Why do tigers have stripes?

A tiger’s vertical stripes help it blend in with trees and grasses in its homelands in Asia. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images – Author Andrew Cushing, Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine, University of Tennessee 2020 Nov 23 – Curious Kids is a series …

Globalization really started 1,000 years ago

‘The Meeting of Two Worlds,’ a sculpture at L’Anse aux Meadows, commemorates the meeting of Vikings and Native Americans around the year 1000. D. Gordon E. Robertson/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA – Author Valerie Hansen Professor of History, Yale University 2020 Jun 11 – …

Lower Protein Diet May Lessen Risk for Heart Disease

Researchers determined that diets with reduced sulfur amino acids — which occur in protein-rich foods, such as meats, dairy, nuts, and soy — were associated with a decreased risk for cardiovascular disease – By Penn State University 2020 Feb 03 – A plant-based …

Can Drinking Cocoa Make You Smarter?

Cocoa Flavanols Found to Boost Brain Oxygenation and Cognition – By University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2020 Nov 24 – The brains of healthy adults recovered faster from a mild vascular challenge and performed better on complex tests if the participants consumed cocoa …