Climate Change and West Nile Virus

Climate Change and West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus is transmitted by mosquitoes and has been increasingly mentioned in news headlines and discussed around dining tables lately. The threat of West Nile Virus is making the bloodsucking pest ever more annoying and worrisome. Some people have expressed the fear that climate change will produce an environment in which these summer parasites are going to […]

Vegetables Still Simple

Vegetables Still Simple

On June 25, a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE revealed that Neanderthals included plants, tubers and berries in their diet. The authors, a group of American and Spanish scientists, analyzed prehistoric excrement from a roughly 50,000-year-old Neanderthal settlement and found the presence of a plant-based biomarker. Food was simple back then and primitive […]