Here are some alternate titles considered for this blog post: “Honey: It’s What the Doctor Ordered,” “Pour Some Honey on Me,” “Harry Potter and the Unkillable Honey-Man.” That last one's mostly to try and score some extra Google hits, but any of them would be appropriate for this blog post over at Scientific American, which describes what two recent studies have found...
I think Charles Darwin was a pretty neat guy: an adventurer who traveled around the world and developed the theory of natural selection. But even he, who grew up loving natural history, found it "most disgusting" (written in his journal while on expedition in Argentina) to be bitten by what was probably a kissing bug. Good thing we don’t get kissing bug...
While we often view "cavemen" as brutish lugs whose only threat was other cavemen, it turns out that Ötzi, the frozen "iceman" discovered in 1991, was actually riddled with health problems.
Scientists already knew that Ötzi suffered from
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