Production of food, like many daily needs of humans, has a ripple effect on a myriad of other things. Cattle ranches are a food-related industry linked to some pretty big chunks of land, along with the deforestation needed to facilitate their work. Scientists are working on meat alternatives to give consumers less environmentally stressful options. How do burgers impact the environment?
You know how they say you are what you eat? Well, as far as breastfeeding goes, it might also be appropriate to say "you are when you eat." Researchers just looked into how breastfeeding may play a big role in how infants develop their day/night cycles. Does breast milk impact our circadian rhythm?
As millions of Americans finally warm up after last week’s polar vortex event, air temperature is on a lot of people’s minds, especially climate scientists. The chilly polar air made some headlines for sure, but the infrequency of cold snaps has scientists asking a pretty big question, are our winters getting warmer?
Recently scientists worked on a new way to engineer plants to be more productive and spend less energy while cleaning up occasional cellular messes. How can we make plants more efficient?
Happy new year everyone! As our global family kicks off a brand new year, let's take a moment to get a snapshot of our big family by asking the big question: How’s the population doing?