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Christopher Kassotis, PhD

Science Points to More Than Food Making Us Fat

You eat smartly, you exercise, you ask advice from your doctor.  Yet, you still seem to be fighting the battle of the bulge.  Sound familiar?  I don’t use the f word lightly; but I included it in the title of this post because apparently our battle against fat may be about more than simply calories […]

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Volunteering at American Museum of Science and Energy

Get my FREE newsletter here! Where can your family have a hair-raising experience doing safe science experiments, meet world-famous scientists and explore a secret city?  All this and more is available to discover at the American Museum of Science and Energy in East Tennessee! It may be one of the Knoxville area’s best-kept secrets. I’ve […]

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A Scientist Grandmother’s Legacy for Our Grandchildren

She’s the most influential woman you may never have heard of.  She raised four children, became a grandmother and earned her doctorate in zoology around the time some people might think of retiring. Nearly to the day of her passing this mid-December at 87 years old, Dr. Theodora Emily Decker Colborn  was working on solutions […]

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Cancer Survivor Reveals Science Behind Fracking Health Risks

By now you’ve probably heard the term fracking.  Maybe it sounds like a necessary part of American progress, helping tap into oil and gas reserves that were previously unreachable.  Maybe it has the strange ring of a term used in the environmental movement, one to which you don’t relate.  Whether or not you’ve heard of […]

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Research Uncovers Clues to Fracking Health Concerns

A woman plans for a healthy pregnancy, watches what she eats and lives a generally healthy lifestyle. Could living near the site of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas increase the chances of health complications for her and her child?  Because developing babies are so vulnerable, scientists are trying to unlock answers about chemical exposures related […]

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Stacy Malkan’s GMOs: What You Need to Know Virtual Conference

*The following article contains affiliate links to help continue bringing you news YOU want about topics that affect your life! Should I turn the kids loose in the cereal aisle or limit their choices?  Does it really matter what most USDA-approved school lunches are full of these days?  High fructose corn syrup is the same […]

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Kid-Friendly Snowflake Observation

*The following is sponsored by EnjoytheCity.com! Are you dreaming of a white, snowy Christmas?  My kids have been disappointed so far that they’ve had no snow days off school, and they’re still hoping for frozen changes in the backyard landscape. Once the snow comes, aside from the obvious fun outdoors, it offers an easy opportunity […]

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What We’re Reading…

Religion and science in the same room, inspiring real discussion?  That’s the premise of November’s issue of Presbyterians Today, the latest thing we’re reading around here. Dare you to find the photo courtesy of FlourSackMama.com in the magazine article featuring Bill McKibben.  The thoughtful magazine dares to cover climate change and more in this thoughtful […]

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