Spring is here and summer isn’t far behind, which means ‘tis the season for all of the pretty blooms, most of which smell delightful. Just not the ones we’re talking about today. Let’s take a look! Bulbophyllum Phalaenopsis Most of us would agree that orchids are among the prettiest flowers in the world. HOWEVER, Bulbophyllum is the largest genus of orchid and … [Read more...] about Stop and Smell the Roses All You Want, But Skip These Stinky Florals
What Does Science Have to Say About the Mediterranean Diet?
There’s a good chance you’ve heard of the Mediterranean diet, and if you have a chronic condition such as heart disease or hypertension, there’s an even better chance that your doctor has prescribed it to you. The diet consists of mainly fruits and vegetables, beans, nuts, whole grains, fish, olive oil, a small amount of dairy, and red wine. The diet is often promoted to … [Read more...] about What Does Science Have to Say About the Mediterranean Diet?
Our Favorite Science: The Science of Eating
We eat because we’re hungry, we eat because we need some energy, we eat because we’re bored, but in a much larger sense, why? Let’s take a look at the science of eating. Warning, you will be jonesing for a snack after this. We eat because food brings us pleasure. You don’t need us to tell you that a warm donut is going to feel like eating a hug. But we want you to stop … [Read more...] about Our Favorite Science: The Science of Eating
So, Why DO We Test on Lab Rats?
Most of the time when we hear about scientific breakthroughs that require a ton of testing we see footage of lab rats. And in just about every movie where science is sciencing, what do we see? A sciencey lab full of people in white lab coats, beakers that are bubbling, and, you guessed it, cages of lab rats. But what’s the deal? Why is so much testing done on lab rats? Let’s … [Read more...] about So, Why DO We Test on Lab Rats?
Feeling Lonely This Holiday Season? Here Is How to Get Through It According to the Professionals
The holidays are almost here; while this means togetherness, love, and spending time with friends and family, it can be a time of deep loneliness for others. Whether this is by choice or due to circumstance, there are ways you can manage your feelings. We turned to the experts and here are our best tips. Be Good to Yourself We know, this might be easier said than … [Read more...] about Feeling Lonely This Holiday Season? Here Is How to Get Through It According to the Professionals