Why does the resin of California's Jeffrey Pine tree smell like butterscotch?
This article contains informed speculations about the putative connection between weather and rheumatoid arthritis. It also mentions some non-medicinal, do-it-yourself approaches.
We humans are not the only ones who can build upon an existing vocabulary, when a novel situation arises. Super-smart Border Collies can do that too.
This article reviews the top two common-sense safety measures. It also describes some lesser-known safety precautions for people hiking in mountain lion country.
In some developed countries, obesity has become a serious health problem. This article describes a simple experiment, which sheds some light on the putative link between MSG and overeating.
Some hikers believe that it's always dangerous to wear cotton clothing on outdoor treks. We'll examine this claim from a chemistry perspective.
Being a responsible dog owner requires a lot of time, effort and patience. This article explores four alternatives to conventional dog ownership for busy people.
Bears are wild animals, and should never be regarded as cute and cuddly. But they're not inherently vicious either. We can all learn a thing or two from these extraordinary creatures.
The recipe for the Dr Pepper beverage is a big corporate secret. This article attempts to shed some light on the subject. It is based upon information that is readily available on the Internet.
Tweak your aerobic exercise routine with ABAB Testing, to find the 'sweet spot' that optimizes your well-being. This article also explores a few aerobic options, including Trikking.
It is possible to make rice or pasta, using less salt, without sacrificing the salty taste. How? With common-sense chemistry.