Unbearable Heat, and Other Links

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  1. Alexis says:

    Missing an hour of sleep turns a sixth grader’s brain into that of a fourth grade:

    As to the correlation between grades and average amount of sleep, does getting 15 more minutes of sleep than B students cause the A students to get A’s? Or do the A students simply go to bed an average of 15 minutes earlier because they don’t have to spend as long working on their homework? I would be very interested to see if there is a causality link in this correlation and if so, what it is.

  2. Titus says:

    I’ll die before I give up orange juice for breakfast.

  3. Alex says:

    Are you having a heart attack?

    This article raises a good point: the amount of information about medicine, particularly coming form the internet, has taught us a lot about what symptoms could possibly mean but not about the likelyhood of a particular illness.

  4. Devon Herrick says:

    Why does it feel uncomfortable when the outside temperature is the same as your body temperature?

    For a case study of how this works try spending a few days in New Orleans in August. I spent a week there the end of July 2011. I don’t ordinarily perspire much but the heat and high humidity made me sweat profusely. After a brisk 1-mile walk, I looked like someone had sprayed me down with a garden hose.

  5. Dayana Osuna says:

    “(Might the misery of exercise in torrid weather explain why the South boasts higher obesity rates than cool and crisp Colorado?) Endurance can also diminish in the heat as the heart works ever harder to power the same feats.”

    Interesting point! The “…because everything’s bigger in Texas” excuse was getting kind of repetitive. Blame it on the weather!

  6. Otis says:

    I look forward to the day when some researchers tell us to skip breakfast altogether.

  7. david says:

    @Devon, in the future, let’s keep perspiration habits a private matter.