Gwen Miller

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New Report Says FDA Allowed 'High Risk' Antibiotics to Be Used on Farm Animals

A stark fact: around 80% of the antibiotics by weight used in the U.S. are given not to sick human beings, but to farm animals. And for the most …

This Leech Can Survive A 24-Hour Submersion in Liquid Nitrogen

100 percent of the leeches also survived extreme cold (-130°F) for nine months!<p>At first glance there is nothing overly special about <i>Ozobranchus jantseanus</i>, a small parasitic leech of freshwater turtles in East Asia. But throw them into a vat of liquid nitrogen, and they can survive for 24 hours. …

Asia

Dengue fever is back: why the dangerous disease is here to stay

Once eradicated in the US, this mosquito-borne illness is once again thwarting prevention efforts<p>If the most efficient dengue fever carrier, a mosquito called <i>Aedes aegypti</i>, establishes itself in California, it won't be because the state didn't put up a fight. Since the mosquito was first spotted on …

Why do you feel hot when you catch a cold?

When we catch a cold, why do we feel all hot and bothered? Does it help? Greg Foot explains.<p>Among the many symptoms of a cold, we often tend to feel hot and red-faced. It’s our body temperature rising a little to fight off the virus.<p>But why exactly does getting all hot and sweaty help kill a bug? …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

Chemistry

Coffee Blood Vessels: Drinking Coffee Boosts Blood Flow, Study Says

Drinking coffee can boost blood vessels, a new study found.<p>Drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee significantly improved blood flow in a finger, found …