Author Archives: Sara Novak

When Taste and Smell Disappear for Good

The senses are crucial to our survival as a species, but they also have implications for our mood and mental health. Continue reading

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How Did Smallpox Anti-Vaxxers Compare to Those Today?

More than a century ago, anti-vaccination groups also opposed vaccines for the sake of medical liberty and belief in alternative medicines. But they differed from groups today in several key ways. Continue reading

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Hugging Is an Evolutionary Tool for Survival

There are biological reasons we hug it out. Continue reading

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NASA Flies Over Lake Erie To Scan For Dangerous Algae Blooms

John H. Glenn Research Center At Lewis Field

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What started as a small research project at NASA has become an important tool in a campaign to combat the toxic algae blooms that recently left 500,000 people in the Toledo area without… Continue reading

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Giant Beetle Threatens Palm Trees Of Hawaii

Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Hawaii Department of Agriculture A coconut rhinoceros beetle can grow large enough to cover the palm of your hand. Easily identified by the long horn protruding from its forehead, this pre-historic looking beetle passes ti… Continue reading

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