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The Science of Ultra-Running

It’s 3:30 in the morning. As Lucy Bartholomew’s mother braids her hair, she asks, “did you sleep?”, to which Lucy responds, “a little”. It’s...

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Botanical blackmarket: the hidden world of cycad poaching

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The Bitter-Sweet Truth: Why do we have such a distaste for presumably healthy foods?

I am proud to say that I am a lover of all things brussels sprouts and cabbage, but this wasn’t always the case.  As...

The Scary Reality of Infant Mortality: Could the Artificial Placenta be the Answer?

The month of October is in full swing, bringing with it festive fall decor, cooler weather (unless you’re here in Georgia), and also plenty...

Learning Disabled People Are (Metaphorically) Disappearing

Growing up in the special education system, I noticed an interesting phenomenon: learning-disabled students become invisible as they age. That isn’t to say that...

The World’s Largest Lake is at Stake

Why is the world’s largest body of freshwater (by volume), Lake Baikal, currently in danger and why does it matter so much? It is...

Merry Christmyths #3: The “Sugar Rush”

The Myth: Sugar makes kids hyper. The Reality: The sugar-hyperactivity connection is not supported by science.

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