Science Behind the Photo #24

Want to lose weight?  Eat a red pepper. Scientists have discovered that capsaicin – the ingredient that gives red peppers their pungent flavour – breaks down fat. It was already known that feeding rats capsaicin slowed their weight gain, but until now, no one knew why.  A team from Korea has found that adding capsaicin […]

Vampire Bats

“Again I woke in the night, and found Lucy sitting up in bed, still asleep, pointing to the window…between me and the moonlight flitted a great bat, coming and going in great, whirling circles.” (Dracula, p104). Vampire bats have been flitting around human imaginations for a while. Unused to thinking of ourselves as a food […]

You don’t want to eat that – it’ll make you stupid

An article was published online Feb. 7 in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health that highlights a correlation between the diets of children in their first three years and their IQ at the age of 8. It’s news that most of us are interested in since the welfare of children is on everyone’s mind – it is also […]