In 1884, Canadian Marcellus Gilmore Edson became the first person to patent peanut butter. It’s been a staple in North American homes for the most of the 131 years since, and it’s easy to understand why. Peanut butter is both … Continue reading
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Is our Universe one of many? The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is … Continue reading
On Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, you tag your friends with the @ symbol and topics with the #. If you see something that says “#WordoftheDay,” the tweet or post has something to do with Word of the Day. And … Continue reading
A chemical isolated from an obscure Australian berry has shown potential as a tumor-killing agent, and clinical trials are underway for its use in animals and humans. Scientists have isolated a chemical from the berry of a Australian plant endemic … Continue reading
Bad news for vegetarians! Plants can ‘hear’ themselves being eaten – and become defensive when attacked Researchers from the University of Missouri found plants respond to attack They discovered the sound of caterpillars eating made them more defensive Plants that … Continue reading
How did one family produce three of the most successful female chess champions ever?