Links to Magazine
and the World Laughs with You
A review of Robert Provine's novel, "Laughter: A Scientific
Than the Best Medicine
An overview of research conducted at Vanderbilt University
on laughter and gender
Do We Sneeze?
Details on the science behind sneezes, from Ask the
Protease inhibitors are not only effective in fighting
the common cold. Read more here on their role in combating
Ask the Experts answer to why eating spicy food causes
similar reactions in the body as actual physical heat.
Does Sand Form "Waves" on the Beach?
This "little question" about sand was addressed in Ask
Researchers draw an analogy between shaking grains and
the century-old kinetic theory of gases. As Sid
Nagel reminded Alan Alda, understanding such movements
helps physicists model the mixing of materials like
in a Sandbox
By building a room-sized model, scientists learn more
about the effects of sediment shifts and water flow
on the Earth's surface.