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Why do I feel colder on a damp day? © S.V. Medaris A damp, January morning brings hoarfrost to a Wisconsin farm. Let’s define a damp day as one with high relative humidity but without precipitation or fog. High relative humidity reduces evaporation, which can be dangerous in high temperatures. Although air temperatures are too [...]
“It’s true. There’s always one in every group,” says UW-Madison entomology professor and mosquito expert Susan Paskewitz. That’s not to say mosquitoes target certain people because they’re tastier or have higher quality blood. Rather, it’s all about how easy you are to locate. “The main things are how you smell and how hot you are,” [...]
What are the benefits of turning off the boob tube? Does reading make smarter brains? Should preschool kids stare at the tube three hours a day?
Studies of mitochondria show that polar people evolved greater ability to create heat; study has health implications for energy-deficiency diseases, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.