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Popular Science's Mary Beth Griggs
April 11, 2017
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Popular Science explains how climate change contributes to mental illness, airline turbulence, and more.
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Sep 20, 2017
The Impact of Hurricanes on Local Ecosystems
Mary Beth Griggs, Assistant Editor at Popular Science, discusses a new article that details the benefit and the harm to ecosystems when massive hurricanes like Irma and Harvey hit. Griggs talks about animal displacement and how many of them, like the alligators seen after Harvey and Irma, are able to go back to their natural habitats. Griggs discusses how Hurricane Sandy actually helped clear polluted water out of the New York and New Jersey area. We also talk climate change and how hard it is to differentiate between a bad hurricane season and the effects of global warming. Griggs says there is no sure way to tell but that the effect climate is having on warming waters is something scientists are studying.
Nov 8, 2017
How Hospitals Are Helping Make Us Sicker
Hospitals are supposed to help people get healthy. But new research from professors at Yale and Northeastern Universities says that carbon emissions from the U.S. healthcare system are actually making us sicker. Sophie Bushwick, Senior Editor at Popular Science, explains the connection between greenhouse gas emissions and the spread of infectious diseases. As temperatures warm, diseases are able to spread to regions where they may not have existed before. Bushwick also gives viewers a look at what weather they can expect this winter. NOAA researchers are predicting it will be a weak La Niña year. What does La Niña mean for you? If you live in the Southern United States, it will likely be a warmer and drier year than normal. For people living in the Pacific Northwest, a colder and wetter winter is in your future.
Sep 13, 2017
Is Your Schedule Killing You?
It may sound dramatic...but it's possibly true. Claire Maldarelli, Assistant Editor at Popular Science, talks about how the modern way of life, including checking our cell phone 24/7, is messing with our body's circadian rhythm. Plus, when is the best time to eat? Your pancreas releases the most amount of insulin in the morning, so it's best to have your biggest meal at that time and stop drinking coffee after noon! When it comes to sleep, your body temperature decreases at 8pm each night, so it's best to go to bed around that time and get a full 8 hours.