A compound derived from cinnamon is a potent inhibitor of colorectal or bowel cancer, a study shows. The study found that adding cinnamaldehyde, the compound that gives cinnamon its distinctive flavour and smell, to the diet protected mice against colorectal cancer.
There are two types of people. One group can bite aluminium or tin foil, experiencing nothing worse than a faint metallic taste. The other group gets a painful electric zing from chewing on foil. Why does chewing on foil hurt some people and not everyone?
The opah fish (Lampris guttatus) is about the size of a car tire and almost as round. That shape helps explain why the opah is sometimes called a moonfish. This animal swims by using its large pectoral muscles to move its skinny, red pectoral fins. Those muscles also produce a lot of heat.
According to John, professor of chemistry in City College's Division of Science, "the best known chemical herders are chemically stable, non-biodegradable, and hence remain in the marine ecosystem for years."
"Our goal was to develop an eco-friendly herding molecule as an alternative to the current silicone-based polymers," said John.
Brain freeze is practically a rite of summer. It happens when you eat ice cream or gulp something ice cold too quickly. The scientific term is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia, but that's a mouthful. Brain freeze is your body's way of putting on the brakes, telling you to slow down and take it easy