Oct. 02, 2014
Monosodium glutamate has gotten a bad rap for causing allergies, but is it justified?
msg, monosodium glutamate, health, food additive, umami
May. 28, 2014
Why some tunes lodge in our brains isn’t so clear. Here are a few theories.
earworms, music, repetitive listening, song stuck in our heads
Mar. 17, 2014
The universe's oldest light is one of the great pieces of evidence for the Big Bang.
cmb, cosmic inflation
Sep. 11, 2013
Prevent disease by tossing feces in the trash.
oocysts, trends in parasitology, hookworm, roundworm, zoonotic hookworm, zoonotic roundworm, dogs, cats, poop, poo, doody, smelly, stinky, cleaning up after pet, CDC, disesae, toxoplasmosis, t. gondii, cutaneous larva migraines
Jul. 01, 2013
The emotions related to vengeance are a mixed bag.
revenge, mike mccullough, eddie harmon-jones, bittersweet, sweet revenge
Jun. 10, 2013
You see a familiar face but space out on the name. Don't beat yourself up. It's only natural.
face, forgetfulness, E. Clea Warburton, university of bristol, Richard Russell, Gettysburg college, fusiform face area, names
May. 10, 2013
It seems incredible that Earthlings could be the first technological society. So where is everyone?
SETI, chris impey, extraterrestrials, space, universe, aliens, UFOs
Apr. 16, 2013
That bittersweet longing for the past can have an important impact on the present.
Clay Routledge, social psychologist, North Dakota State University, nostalgia, psychological threat, terror management theory, meaningfulness, Jurassic Park, anxiety, psychiatric disorder
Apr. 10, 2013
If carbon dioxide levels continue to rise, we likely have a long thaw ahead of us.
ice age, climate change, global warming, past climate