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No, I’m not going to get in to a debate about the effectiveness of masks or whether or not they should be mandated. It’s like arguing about politics, there’s just a bunch of arguing … more
Plants provide the "staple" food for most people around the world. It is estimated that over 12,000 species of plants have at one time or another been used for food. However, only about 150 or so are … more
In a year where it seems like our world has been turned upside down, it could be easy to say there is nothing to be thankful for in 2020. But this is exactly the time to think about what we have … more
The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) are the victims of foodborne illnesses. With Thanksgiving plans likely looking a little different this year due to … more
Scarab beetles form a large family of insects totaling more than 30,000 species, of which well over 1,300 are found in the United States. Tumblebugs and dung beetles are interesting examples of … more
We’re two weeks past national election day, and there’s still a lot of ‘hanging chads’ out there. True, that type of balloting isn’t used any longer, but the way this … more
The Virginia or common opossum is North America's only marsupial or pouched mammal, and one of the Earth's oldest surviving mammals. It originated in South America and later spread to the temperate … more
While it is not necessarily a new concept, the term ‘health halo’ may be a term that most are not familiar with. A “health halo” occurs when a single health buzzword or … more
I continue to see signs that read “please practice social distancing.” My question is shouldn’t we be done practicing by now? And why have we ever included the word … more
The skin that covers the top and back of the head and is usually covered with hair, is termed the scalp. The scalp is the same as the skin on other parts of the body except, it is some of the … more
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