The Nose Knows: Animals Sniff Out Cancer

Recently, in an article in the New Republic, ‘The Animals That Can Save Your Life’, journalist Emma Young introduces readers to the emerging science of training animals to detect things humans cannot. Having a powerful sense of smell can be very important in nature. Scent can signal food, danger, or the opportunity to mate. Some […]

Fruit Flies in Suspended Animation

Fruit Flies in Suspended Animation

Insects like the fruit fly have an uncanny ability to put themselves into a coma-like state when they sense low oxygen levels in the body. According to researchers at Florid Atlantic University, they can stay that way for up to 72 hours! You may have even seen this happen at your local pool. Seemingly lifeless […]

The Aging of Memory

The Aging of Memory

Forgetting is something that many of us worry about as we get older. Then we start to wonder if we are getting Alzheimer’s disease or something else. Relax. It probably isn’t Alzheimer’s, but the natural way our brain ages. The brain cells called neurons lose their connections between each other that can cause long term […]

Daylight Savings – Fact or Fallacy?

Daylight Savings – Fact or Fallacy?

Are you one of those who just feel out of sorts losing that extra hour of sleep? Does it take a couple of days to feel “right” again? Well researchers at the University of California –Irvine say it is real, and you are not crazy!!!! They call it desynchrony, and it has everything to do […]