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I am a woman. Why am I always so cold?

10 Mar 2021

I am always cold. I’ve had this problem ever since I was a child, when I’d sneak into the living room in the winter and turn up the thermostat while my parents weren’t looking. When I still worked...

Breast Thermography: From Its Montreal Cradle to Crowdfunding Platforms

22 Mar 2019

Medical students in Michigan want to help screen women in rural India for breast cancer and are trying to raise $12,000 to buy a portable breast thermography device. Donna in Ohio wants to raise ...

Science Can Help Us Make Better Pizza and Better Roasted Potatoes

15 Mar 2019

Students from the Edge Hotel School have brought us some starchy math that can improve the quality of roasted potatoes the world over....

Heat Wave Fury

19 Jul 2018

Like all warm-blooded mammals, we humans need to get rid of the heat we generate with every chemical reaction in our bodies. Most animals, like dogs, get rid of heat by panting. Panting is actually...

Does food cooked in the microwave lose its' nutritional value?

20 Mar 2017

A resounding “not true!” First of all, all food is dead, unless you graze on grass or take a bite out of a living cow, neither of which is advisable. As far as nutrition goes, microwave cooking is...

A "Short" Solution to Shedding the Pounds

20 Mar 2017

I had friends in University that wrestled. And I never really got it.  The jousting, the hold-‘em-down-till-they’re-finished-mentality. And the outfits. I won’t even get started on that one. But...

Will watering plants with heated microwaved water kill them?

20 Mar 2017

The email features pictures of plants supposedly watered either with microwaved water or with water that has been heated on a stove top. Supposedly this little research gem was carried out by a...

Lightbulbs Discolour With Age

21 Feb 2017

Have you ever wondered why tungsten light bulbs develop a black deposit as they age? This deposit is metallic tungsten, the same stuff that the filament is made of. A lightbulb produces heat and...

What is the Greenhouse Effect?

21 Feb 2017

The greenhouse effect is caused by gases in the atmosphere that let sunlight through, but prevent some of the heat it generates from being re-emitted, acting as a blanket around the earth. If we...

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