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Think About It Thursday: Can Spicy Food Really Give You Nightmares?

Recently, after experiencing some restless nights and some nightmarish dreams, I wondered…Did the spicy jalapenos and salsa I put on my food cause these intensely vivid dreams?  Dr. Charles Bae, MD, a sleep medicine doctor at Sleep Disorders Center at the Cleveland Clinic explains that really “eating anything too close to bedtime can trigger more dreams, […]

Think About It Thursday: How Do Firefly’s Light Up?

The firefly also commonly known as “Lightning Bugs” produce a light within their bodies! How do they do this, you ask? Well it is through a process called bioluminescence . Bioluminescence occurs widely in marine vertebrates and invertebrates, as well as in some fungi, microorganisms including some bioluminescent bacteria. Each blip of light is produced by a chemical reaction […]

Think About It Thursday: Why Do We Feel Cold & Shiver When We Have A Fever?

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve seemed to notice a lot of friends, family, coworkers and acquaintances coming down with flu like symptoms. So naturally I started to wonder why we seem to shiver when we have fevers! It doesn’t quite make sense how you can shiver with chills in the midst of a burning […]

Think About It Thursday: Why Are Mountain Goats Such Great Climbers?

  Mountain goats, actually more related to an antelope than true goats, climb the very steep and rocky slopes to feed on any grass, shrub or tree they can find. Although they are very powerful, they are agile at the same time, being able to jump more than 4 meters. They prefer slippery slopes and rocks […]

Think About It Thursday: What Does Thunder Look Like?

This weeks Think About It Thursday we will discover what thunder, not lightning, actually looks like!!  In a recent article published by USA Today, scientists reveal that they have actually “seen” thunder. “We all know what lightning looks like, and all hear the thunder that comes out from the lightning strike,” said Maher Dayeh, a research […]

Think About It Thursday: How Does A Polaroid Camera Work?

Today, May 7, is the birthday of scientist and inventor Edwin H. Land. Land was born on May 7, 1909 and is known mostly for his inventing of the Polaroid instant camera.  Happy Birthday Mr. Land!! Land also co-founded the Polaroid Corporation in 1937. Among other things, Land invented inexpensive filters for polarizing light, a practical system of in-camera […]

Think About It Thursday: How Much Water Is In A Watermelon?

Tomorrow is the first day of May 2015! I cant believe how fast this year is going! So with summer just around the corner…let’s dedicate this Thursday’s post to a very popular summer food…the watermelon! The watermelon is no doubt named after one of it’s main ingredients. But do you know how much water is […]

Think About It Thursday: Why Should We Wear Sunscreen?

  With summer quickly approaching it is important that we discuss the importance of sunscreen and why we should all wear it on a daily basis. So in today’s Think About It Thursday post we are going to discuss the importance of wearing sunscreen and why it is vital to our health to do so! […]

Think About It Thursday: What Actually Happens When You “Crack” Your Knuckles?

  I’m sure we all have that one friend or family member that likes to “crack” his knuckles. But have you ever given thought to what is actually happening in their hands to make that “cracking” sound? Let’s find out! According to Wired.com, “In the 1970s, most experts thought it had to do with the […]

Think About It Thursday: How Do Allergies Work?

“Ah-choo!” It is said that approximately 50 million people in the United States suffer from some form of nasal allergy every year. Usually when outdoor molds release their spores, and trees, grasses, and weeds release tiny pollen particles into the air to fertilize other plants. So how exactly do allergies actually work? Your body’s immune system is able […]