Author: Breanna Turman

Did Littlefoot have a beak?

Did Littlefoot have a beak?

Scientists discovered that a group of dinosaurs with very long necks called sauropods likely had beaks, rather than the previously accepted “lizard-like” face.

Fever; good for more than just a day home from school

Fever; good for more than just a day home from school

“Mom, I think I have a fever,” was the sure fire way to stay home from school as a young child.  One such instance, my mom put her hand to my forehead and told me to go get ready for school. I walked away wondering…

A World Without Cheese

A World Without Cheese

Imagine a world without pizza, nachos, cheeseburgers, mozzarella sticks, macaroni and cheese; a world without cheese. Living in a world with thousands of cheeses from many countries and cultures, it is difficult to imagine there was a time in human history when cheese did not…

Will dogs save us from allergies?

Will dogs save us from allergies?

Dog is man’s best friend. Man is dog’s…predictor for allergies? A recent study showed dogs with owners that suffer from allergies are more likely to suffer from allergies themselves. Researchers also found that dogs that live in urban environments are more likely to have allergies…

Bonnethead Shark: The Newest Veggie Lovers of the Sea

Bonnethead Shark: The Newest Veggie Lovers of the Sea

Vegetarian sharks. If you love a cheesy sci-fi movie as much as I do, the word shark probably brings a few images to mind; swimmers rushing to shore, a huge, hungry, Great white, ready to devour anything in its sights. You may have even started…

The Science Behind Why You Love or Hate Scary Movies

The Science Behind Why You Love or Hate Scary Movies

In anticipation of Halloween, October is a month full of spooky festivities including scary movies. Gathering a group of friends to watch a horror movie is a fun holiday activity, but finding a movie that appeals to a broad range of people can be challenging.…

Frog Slime: The Secret to Kicking that Awful Flu

Frog Slime: The Secret to Kicking that Awful Flu

  Got the flu? Time to start looking for your frog prince. Researchers at Emory University have identified a substance that kills influenza, the virus that causes seasonal flu. The influenza-killing substance, called urumin, is produced on the skin of the South Indian frog and…

Reverse Aging and Live Longer: No Creams, Just Genes.

Reverse Aging and Live Longer: No Creams, Just Genes.

Gray hair, wrinkles, balding, crow’s feet – some wear these hallmarks of aging as a proud badge of wisdom and a long adventurous life, while others spend the latter parts of their lives fighting the signs of aging. There are a plethora of creams, lotions,…