Why Mosquito Bites Itch and How to Stop Them

Why do mosquito bites itch? Many people get bitten by mosquitos each year, but bites can affect people differently. When mosquitoes bite, they draw out blood while injecting some of their saliva. Their saliva contains an anticoagulant and…

DIY Sleeping Bags

Remember the key point about being warm at night: the warmth comes from you, not the bag. All the bag does is slow down your heat loss. This heat loss will depend on two major factors: how good is your metabolic rate tonight, and how cold…

Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is the one day a year where everyone is a little bit Irish. In fact, almost 12 percent of Americans claim Irish ancestry and over 80 million people worldwide claim an ancestral connection to the auld sod. With St.…

A Tent City for Detained Children in Texas

Twenty miles outside of El Paso, Texas, along the U.S.-Mexico border, sits the Tornillo Port of Entry, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility which was selected by the Trump administration to be the first site for temporary housing…

Buckwheat Noodles with Smoked Salmon and Dill

Buckwheat, also known as common buckwheat, Japanese buckwheat and silverhull buckwheat, is a plant cultivated for its grain-like seeds and as a cover crop. A related and more bitter species, Fagopyrum tataricum, a domesticated food plant…

Good and Bad Exercises for Low Back Pain

Lower Back Pain: How Exercise Helps You may feel like resting, but moving is good for your back. Exercises for lower back pain can strengthen back, stomach, and leg muscles. They help support your spine, relieving back pain. Always ask…

Defective Detective

Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis's Bronze Medal-winning film, "Defective Detective," from the 2011 Student Academy Awards, Animation category. https://youtu.be/tiy1MeXzhfA

Why is Toyota Racing Called ‘Gazoo’?

When it comes to race team names, Gazoo certainly stands out. For one thing, it gives no clue that it is Toyota's racing arm to those who don't already know; it could be an independent outfit or a name of a toy company, for that matter. And…