Just Two Words on a Cookie Label Can Mess Up How It Tastes, Study Finds

Human taste buds are easily manipulated. With just a few simple words, researchers have found the same chocolate chip cookie can go from tasting scrumptiously sweet and moist to unpleasantly bitter and stale.   It all depends on what the label tells us. When 58 adults from Ohio State University were given three cookies to … Read more

Earth’s Insides Are Cooling Faster Than We Thought, And It Will Mess Things Up

Earth formed 4.5 billion years or so ago. Ever since then, it’s been slowly cooling on the inside. While the surface and atmosphere temperatures fluctuate over the eons (and yes, those external temperatures are currently warming), the molten interior – the beating heart of our planet – has been cooling this entire time.   That’s … Read more

Embracing the Mess – Scientific American

Individuals often overestimate how harshly others judge a messy, chaotic life Credit: Scientific American MIND, Jan-Feb 2022 Advertisement The pandemic has been a hard time for most people, even if not everyone is struggling in the same way. Families, for example—mothers in particular—had to shift their routines drastically to accommodate remote schooling schedules for kids, … Read more