Posts Categorized: Health

When it comes to your health, where you live matters

By Jessica Young, Assistant Professor, American University. Shoppers browsing vegetables at a farmers market. Pixabay According to a recent report, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia have the worst health in the U.S. These states have higher rates of premature deaths, chronic diseases and poor health behaviors year after year. Why are people in… Read more »

Crows ‘Hooked’ on Fast Food

Some New Caledonian crows craft hooked tools out of branched twigs, and Scottish biologists have discovered why – the birds can extract food from cracks and crevises several times faster than by using straight twigs. “It is a painstaking sequence of behaviors,” explains Professor James St. Clair, from the University of St. Andrews, the lead… Read more »