The Benefits of Chocolate

The Benefits of Chocolate

This is a particularly distracting and stressful week for Americans, as well as many others watching the US election from a distance. A Twitter poll I conducted indicates that chocolate is the favourite stress-relieving, comfort food for many people. So I thought it...

Ghoulish Science

Ghoulish Science

Do you believe in ghosts? Approximately one-third of Americans do, according to a 2005 Gallup poll. Ghostly studies in science abound. Three common scientific and psychological explanations for ghost sightings, hauntings, and supernatural events include:   1. The...

The Benefits of Chocolate

The Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate is the #1 food craved by women across North America. And it’s second only to pizza among men. Some people swear they’re addicted to chocolate. In fact, Americans spend $22 billion per year on chocolate, and Canadians spend about $2 billion annually. North...

Top 10 Words for 2019

Top 10 Words for 2019

To wrap up the year, I thought it might be fun to explore the Top 10 Words in 2019, with a focus on science and medicine. Top 10 Words in Science In a Google search of “Top 10 Science Words in 2019”, the top item was an article in The Guardian (International Edition)....

Fun with Acknowledgements

Fun with Acknowledgements

The Acknowledgements section appears at the end of the text in a scientific paper, right before the References section. It’s usually quite brief and acknowledges funding support, as well as the technical support or specialized expertise of individuals with specific...

Spooky Science

Spooky Science

Stepping away from medical and biological sciences a bit, a foray into quantum physics teaches us about “spooky” science. In quantum entanglement, first described by Schrödinger, if you observe a particle in one place, another particle – even one that is light years...

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