Everyone gets bored from time to time. But I was wondering--what is boredom exactly, scientifically speaking?
Toddlers and slightly older children are prone to chew on things that make adults react with alarm. However, for many children between the ages of two and three, compulsively eating non-food items is an eating disorder known as pica. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Have you heard that stress can reduce your immune defenses and make you sick? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Did you know that cosmic radiation is up to one-hundred times greater at cruising altitude than on the ground? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
So instead of saying that exercising decreases your risk for certain health problems, it’s more correct to say that not exercising increases your risk for those problems.
Picture the large microwaves as a slinky, bouncing around in your microwave oven: the slinky isn’t about to fit through the little holes in the door.