Book Reviews | The Science of the Sun with Bob Berman

Aug 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Ever dream of taking a trip to an exotic location to observe an eclipse or the northern lights? If so you might have had science writer Bob Berman as a guide. He has served as a lecturer on many such trips and his latest book, The Sun's Heartbeat, unpacks some of the astronomical facts behind those dazzling shows of light and shadow as well as the simple joys of warm sunlight on a sandy beach or an afternoon rainbow. ... Read More

Sleeping with the Fishes

Jun 3, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fish are dying off by the thousands in the Columbia River, in Washington State. The Bureau of Reclamation has been forced to run more water through the Grand Coulee Dam, due to increased snow melt, and this is causing Columbia River fish to die of... Read More

BMI Not as Accurate as Waist Size in Predicting Heart Disease

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The BMI, or Body Mass Index, has become a number that most are obsessed with, and watch closely to determine their risk of diseases; however, a new study has shown that a high BMI is indicative of a low risk of heart disease. Those who scoff at... Read More

Silly Science?

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The National Science Foundation is taking a harsh look at the silly side of science. Putting into question experiments that seem out of the norm, or are using major research dollars, a recent report is asking "Are these projects the best possible... Read More

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