Tag Archives: University of Illinois

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better; or Can She?

I’ve often wondered whether or not the cognitive differences amongst individuals causes us all to perceive time differently. Often you’ll hear about athletes “in the zone” who say that the ball flying toward them seemed to slow down, or that … Continue reading

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Immortal Worm Provides Clues to Curing Parasitic Cousin

Believe it or not, I’ve heard a lot about blood flukes recently. It started about a week ago during a pretty awesome episode of Radiolab. And if you’re not familiar with NPR’s Radiolab, you should be. A pretty well-known science … Continue reading

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Drinking Makes You Better at Child’s Game

I think my new goal in life is to someday be involved in a scientific study that involves getting drunk. Every time I see a Myth Busters episode where the hosts do things like compare drunk driving to tired driving, … Continue reading

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Making Manufacturers Bend to Retailers’ Wills

Ever notice how different types of stores have different layouts for their products? Take Walmart and Bloomingdale’s, for example. When you go into Walmart looking for a new table, it’s not that big of an ordeal. All of their cheaply … Continue reading

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More Bang For Your Buck

So I just thought I’d bring up another plus about Big Ten schools today. Besides most all of them being in the top 50 in research expenditures every year, they’re also overwhelmingly state schools. Which means their cheap. Don’t believe … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, It Gets Better… For Most of Us

Don’t worry, it gets better. That’s a pretty common reassurance given to most every kid in junior high or high school. If you’re getting picked on, don’t worry, it gets better. High school sucks. People grow up. Eventually, you won’t … Continue reading

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Losing Weight? Forget Calories. Drive Less.

For all of you folks out there looking to shed a little of the holiday coat that you put on from too many Christmas Ales and pieces of cheesecake (oh wait, that’s me!), here’s an idea for you. Everyone knows … Continue reading

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New Antibiotic Passes the Mouse Test

Slowly but surely, modern medicine is losing the battle to infectious bacteria. Blame the overprescription of antibiotics if you want for the rapid development of resistant strains of bacteria – have a sniffle? have some penicillin! – but regardless of … Continue reading

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Weight Training the Heart: Sometimes it IS About Race

Lifting weights has some major health advantages to those willing to put forth the effort. But as it is with all things health-related, not everything is equal. Naturally some forms of lifting are more advantageous than others, depending on what … Continue reading

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Life Finds a Way, Even Cut Off in Antarctic Lakes for 2,800 Years

As Jeff Goldblum once said, “Life finds a way.” Despite all the odds and the harsh conditions found throughout our planet, science has yet to find an environment that is completely devoid of at least some sort of microbial community. … Continue reading

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