According to research presented recently at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, rising temperatures are forcing some bees to take shallow, rapid breaths—essentially hyperventilating—which burns more energy and makes them less likely to survive. About half of the 45 bumble bee species in the United States seem to be in trouble. The reasons … [Read more...] about How our warming world is affecting some bumble bees
The Lunar New Year is an important holiday celebrated by many Asian communities worldwide. This year, which is the Year of the Rabbit, the celebration starts Jan. 22. Dr. Weirong Yan-Schaefer, senior instructor in the department of world languages and cultures at Missouri State University, explains to Best Colleges why this celebration matters and how you can celebrate it. … [Read more...] about Celebrating the Lunar New Year
In northern Michigan forests lives the white-footed mouse. Among other small mammals, it’s a fierce competitor in the food chain. However, this animal struggles to survive through harsh winters. Tracking the population size and location of this mouse can serve as an indicator of climate change. Dr. Sean Maher, associate professor of biology at Missouri State University, who … [Read more...] about Studying mice to get a bigger picture
When it comes to diet and nutrition, there seems to be plenty of myths and misinformation – especially online. For example, don’t eat carbs if you want to lose weight or go on a detox diet to cleanse your body. Trying to figure out what’s true or not can be challenging. Addressing a few of these myths is registered dietitian Natalie Allen. She’s also clinical assistant … [Read more...] about Dietitian debunks some nutrition myths
Why’s it important to eat breakfast? Besides the usual items like cereal, oatmeal and yogurt, what options should you try? Natalie Allen, registered dietitian and clinical assistant professor in the department of public health and sports medicine at Missouri State University, shares some insights with Lawn Love. … [Read more...] about Why’s eating breakfast important?