We’ve all heard how important fiber is in our diet, but what’s so great about fiber? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Nearly 2/3 of all American adults are overweight. Of those, almost 1/3 are obese. What’s to be done? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Are there dead zones in the ocean? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Where in the world are there bees that couldn't care less about flowers, but sure love to sink their mouths into dead animal carcasses?
A boring diet might be a way to loose weight? "Variety in Diet" on this Moment of Science.
Ever wonder how they determine how many calories are in food?
Why can’t leaves change colors, stay on their trees, and change back to green again when spring comes?
The answer is diet. Those species with the most elaborate plumage also have the most diverse and reliable diet: a variety of insects, and fruits rich in complex nutrients. With this reliable food supply, females can raise the hatchlings without help from the males.
You’re probably wondering how that can be when vitamin pills are synthetic, and boiled spinach is all natural. Well, when it comes to vitamins, synthetic doesn’t mean inferior. Even pills touted as all-natural contain some synthetics–otherwise they’d be the size of golf balls.
Learn about the love-relationship between salmon and riparian vegetation on this Moment of Science.