Everyday Science Every Day
Could your air freshener or fabric softener be toxic?
Can what you eat make a difference, having a major impact on energy consumption and global warming?
Why do the poor spend a disproportionately high percentage of their income on the lottery despite the overwhelming evidence that it’s a very bad investment?
What can venerable magic tricks teach scientists about human perception and cognition?
Aside from making your food taste much better, did you know that such spices as oregano, thyme, cinnamon and clove pack a powerful punch that can help fight foodborne pathogens?
Is it an open and shut case that exposure to sunlight is a major cause of deadly melanoma?
Do cows have a role to play in combating global warming?
These are but a few of the intriguing questions asked and answered in a single day by Science Daily, “your source for the latest research news.”
Science Daily is one of the internet’s leading online magazines dedicated to news about science, technology, and medicine. It is a free, advertising-supported service that “brings you breaking news about the latest discoveries and hottest research projects in everything from astrophysics to zoology.”
Here’s how the editors of Science Daily explain what they do:
“Science Daily is unique in that the magazine’s articles are selected from news releases submitted by leading universities and other research organizations around the world. Each news release is posted in its original form, with a link to the organization’s home page . . . delivering science news in its original, unedited format directly from the source (in this case, the news bureaus and public affairs offices of major universities and research institutions).”
There are dozens upon dozens of excellent science websites. But if you have time to read just one, Science Daily is an excellent way to keep your finger on the pulse of current developments in science and technology.