Author: Julia DiFiore

A Few Nobel Women

A Few Nobel Women

The most prestigious scientific prize is being awarded this week – the Nobel Prize. Who will win? History tells us not to expect many women among the winners and that points to systemic problems in STEM.

Sleep Your Way to Better Health

Sleep Your Way to Better Health

Sleep is not only important for cognitive function but overall health as well.

Where Motivation Hides

Where Motivation Hides

Recently, I couldn’t find my keys. They weren’t where I usually keep them. Turns out, I was so distracted when I came home that I left them dangling in the lock. Other days, I’m looking for my phone. Where could I have put it? Oh…

Heat Waves and Training Gains

Heat Waves and Training Gains

Elite athletes and weekend warriors alike understand the struggles of training during the hot, humid summer months in many parts of the United States. One of the main problems is that the higher temperatures cause your body to sweat more in an effort to cool…

Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart

The month of February is a big month for hearts. Between Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, you cannot escape heart-shaped decorations and reminders to exercise daily. And while many of us are fortunate that our heart health can be maintained through diet and exercise, there…

How Evolution Gave Us Dragons

How Evolution Gave Us Dragons

Whether our favorite characters are trying to train them, ride them, or simply escape from them, there is no denying the prevalence of dragons in popular culture. Dragon myths have existed for centuries in every civilization. In medieval Europe, uncharted parts of maps were supposedly marked…

Toad-ally Accurate Predictions?

Toad-ally Accurate Predictions?

Today, groundhogs tell us if there will be six more weeks of winter or an early spring. Soon, puppies will be unleashed to help predict the Super Bowl winner. But have you ever considered looking to toads in order to forecast earthquakes? Animals and Earthquakes…