Picture warm, gooey cookies, crunchy candies, velvety cakes, waffle cones piled high with ice cream. Is your mouth watering? Are you craving dessert? Why? What happens in the brain that makes sugary foods so hard to resist? Sugar is a
As a wildfire rages through the grasslands, three lions and three wildebeest flee for their lives. To escape the inferno, they must cross over to the left bank of a crocodile-infested river. Fortunately, there happens to be a raft nearby.
As the sun rises on a fall morning in 55 BCE, Camma lays two pigeons on the altar at the center of her village. She offers a prayer to Matrona mother goddess of the Earth, and Lugus chief of the
It’s another sweltering morning in Memphis, Egypt. As the sunlight brightens the Nile, Peseshet checks her supplies. Honey, garlic, cumin, acacia leaves, cedar oil. She’s well stocked with the essentials she needs to treat her patients. Peseshet is a swnw,
Water is the liquid of life. We drink it, we bathe in it, we farm, cook, and clean with it. It’s the most abundant molecule in our bodies. In fact, every life form we know of would die without it.
In the deserts of the American Southwest, spadefoot toad tadpoles hatch in tiny oases. Until they develop into toadlets, they can’t survive outside of water, but these ponds are transient and quickly evaporate. The tadpoles are in a race against
In the third act of “Swan Lake,” the Black Swan pulls off a seemingly endless series of turns, bobbing up and down on one pointed foot and spinning around, and around, and around 32 times. It’s one of the toughest
Somewhere near you, an animal is defecating. In fact, each day, the animal kingdom produces roughly enough dung to match the volume of water pouring over the Victoria Falls. So why isn’t the planet covered in the stuff? You can
Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Bedirhan Cinar Have you ever wondered who has the authority to make laws or punish people who break them? When we think of power in the United States, we usually think of the President, but he
المترجم: Rowis Mahfouzالمدقّق: Hussain Laghabi الكثير من الفتيات اليوم يمارسن الرياضة. لكن لوقت طويل لم يتم تشجيع الفتيات أن يركلن، أو يرمين، أو يجرين، أو يقفزن، أو يطلقن النار، أو يتزلجن، أو يضربن كالفتيان. لذا، لماذا تغيرت الأمور؟ وإلى أي