Category archives for Physiology

The Unbearable Lightness of Dying?

Death has been everywhere in the news media since the announcement of Bin Laden’s demise on Sunday. How this historic event will affect global terrorism is unknown; perhaps the most important news of all was of the treasure trove of computers and files found in Bin Laden’s luxury “compound.” With this event in mind, I…

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss? Hardly.

Photo source. Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. {e. e. cummings} Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The Science of Kissing is Everywhere. {NPR, NBC’s The Today Show, Time, Newsday…} Kissing is one of the most intimate things we do. What does it mean?