No matter the outcome, thinking about risk in a more applied manner urges us to look forward and attempt to manage that risk, whether that be through developing asteroid collision mitigation systems, or simply reaching for the sunscreen. Continue reading Risk and You
Finally, it’s important to emphasize that everyone is different, and while these strategies have been shown to work, they are not the be all and end all of stress management. Continue reading Stress Part 2: Managing Stress
Looking at stress is the first step to understanding it. Our collective knowledge about stress continues to evolve as further research is completed and we undergo societal changes associated with new forms of technology. Continue reading The Science of Stress: Part 1
While the future for gene-editing is definitely bright, there remain issues associated with editing human germline cells, which go beyond the scientific field. Continue reading Miracle Cure or Ethical Quandry?
Ultimately, the best diet may not be a diet after all. While there is a relationship between being in a healthy body weight range and overall health, weight isn’t the sole predictor of health. Continue reading New Year’s Diets
Yet in the days before or after, Christmas represents a great opportunity to reflect on the amazing integration of technology into our modern world, reaching deep into something as seemingly timeless as the holidays, even if we may tell our younger relatives it was Santa who delivered their packages. Continue reading The Technology of Christmas
When identifying similarities between environments, your kitchen and the scientific laboratory may not appear to be all that similar on first glance. Continue reading Kitchen Science
While these microorganisms are dispersed throughout our body, the ones that form our gut microflora have wide-ranging effects on our bodies and lives and, as research evolves, we’re learning more about how they affect the very core of bodily function. Continue reading “It’s What’s Inside that Counts”
The concept of stochasticity does not mean that the scientific models are invalid nor that we should merely give up trying to predict and model our world. Instead, it should help us better explain our surroundings. Continue reading Reflecting on Stochasticity
In the end, we’re left with only one sustainable course of action, one alluded to in the familiar 3 R’s: reduce the quantity of waste generated in the first place. Continue reading Waste: Is It Really Garbage?