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February 9, 2019


The World Inside Your Mouth

There are ten times as many microbes living in the average healthy adult as there are cells in the human body. A new area of scientific inquiry has emerged around the study of these microbes, which are known collectively as the human microbiome. In healthy people, microbes peacefully coexist with the body. When the microbiome […]

November 18, 2018



A tick bite could have lasting consequences.

October 20, 2018


Fear Round-Up!

Fear this blog post about fear!

October 14, 2018


Fangday Reads

Knowledge is stronger than memory! So, read some of our best posts about vampires.

August 12, 2018


The Mendocino Complex: Climate Change, Wildfires, And Ecosystems

We look at why there’s an increasing number of “biggest ever wildfires” and how climate change is affecting California’s fire seasons.

July 3, 2018


Traumatic Brain Injury and Deep Brain Stimulation

About 80,000 people a year suffer a traumatic brain injury in the united states. Scientists have developed a new way to treat them.

June 22, 2018


Sleep In Different Cultures

Contrary to popular western practice, there is no “normal” way to sleep. There are just culturally accepted practices. Sleep is comprised of four stages of NREM (Non-Rapid Eye Movement) sleep and one of REM sleep, which is about 25 percent of a night’s sleep. These stages regulate and restore the body. People do not experience […]

June 20, 2018


Equinoxes and Solstices Explainer

Depending on where you are, June 21st is the longest day of the year. Or it’s the shortest. Or just another almost equidistant day.

June 12, 2018


Sleep Through The Ages

Ever feel like there weren’t enough hours in the day? Before the Industrial Revolution, people took their downtime in the middle of the night.

June 4, 2018


Turkeys Need Wingmen Too

A UC Berkeley study shows that wild male turkeys operate using cooperative courtship between dominant and subordinate males.

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