Current Event Summaries by John B.

5 Responses to Current Event Summaries by John B.

  1. People eat more when dining with friends and family
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191004105637.htm
    Does Not have author.
    Science Daily
    October 4th, 2019

    This article states that when you eat with groups you tend to eat more than when you are alone. It starts with the fact that the amount of food we eat in a group is based on what we want our impression on us. If we are in a group you most likely want to impress the people and you don’t realize this but when you eat more food than being solo it is because you want to impress them. Studies have shown that this eating habit actually goes way back in time. We needed food security in the past but now that we can get food whenever this need has gone away. They also say that this is different for most obese people and it is reversed for them. They don’t want to be embarrassed in public so they eat more when they are by themselves.

    My personal reaction to this is that I was very surprised that people eat more in groups. The more I think about it the more it makes sense. When people eat in groups, it is normally for an event. My opinion on this article is that I agree when it says that they are conveying a positive impression. Also I think that when your in groups your talking and eating and paying more attention to the conversation, not the food. To me, this article is saying that this is not a huge problem but it is very hard to fix because you dont notice when you do these things.

  2. Were hot, humid summers the key to life’s origins?
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191004074858.htm
    Saint Louis University
    Science Daily
    October 4, 2019

    This article first talks about how humid summers started life ands organisms. It then starts with saying that everything is based on water. NASA looks for nothing but water in space when trying to find new life because from what we know, every life is based on water.If everything is based on water than that means that without water you can’t have any life. Although water is the solvent of life, it can be destructive if there is too much involved. Also to help build these cells and life, salt and many other minerals are used. The minerals and water are mixed to make a chemical reaction. The main question is about humidity and this benefits life because when there is humidity in the air it is very easy to absorb the water out of the air inorder to create chemical reactions.

    My personal reaction to this is that, why is it easier to absorb water out of the air that is more humid than just water on the ground. This is related to what we have done in class because when there is minerals involved, many things can be made like, amino acid, glycine, and peptides. We have learned in class what these are and I was more able to understand what it was talking about. My opinion on this article is that I think it makes sense because If humidity is air that is heavy with water than it can easily make more cells, which are the basic unit of life.

  3. Another casualty of climate change? Recreational fishing
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191007103611.htm
    North Carolina State University
    Science Daily
    October 7, 2019

    This article first starts with explaining that the temperature and amount of precipitation can affect if people want to go fishing from the shore or not. The study looked at many states and examined when the people were more likely to go fishing. Extreme temperature on both ends were causing the amount or percentage of people that would go recreational fishing to go down. Once the temperature reached mid-90’s then the participation percentage started to go down. If the climate and temperature tend to stay the same for a long time the percentage of people recreational fishing stayed about the same. Many people who still fish when the temperatures are changed juridically, change the time of day at which they fish so it gets cooler or hotter depending on what they want. The season depends on what the percentage is because in a hot environment when it was a little cooler the percentage was higher and when it was cooler in the colder regions, the percentage went down.

    I think this article is very important because it helps you realize that if the temperature doesn’t affect the wildlife, it affects our behavior which can affect anything. After reading this article I still have a few questions including, Does the percentage at which people are fishing affect the environment in the ocean including the fish?

  4. Urban, home gardens could help curb food insecurity, health problems
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191007180035.htm
    Elsevier
    Science Daily
    October 7, 2019

    Researchers teamed up to more fully understand the perceptions of the health benefits and acceptability of urban home gardening programs. Having a garden at your house or in your community helps directly impact health. There were studies that used many people and taught them the basics of nutrition and how to shop for nutritious things and healthy recipes. This is for a gardening program that helps people learn how to grow an organic garden on their own. They were interviewed throughout the program and most of the participants ate more fruits and vegetables farther into and after the program. Gardening is a much cheaper option for healthy meals because you don’t have to go buy food every time you have a meal. One participant said that he values the meal more when he makes it and it comes from his personal garden. The article summarizes up the whole thing by saying that healthy gardening can lead to much more than just healthy food to eat. You can learn a lot and improve your diet.

    My personal reaction to this article is that I have learned that when you learn something about eating healthy, not only do you then know how to make healthy food, you know how to keep a healthy diet. My opinion is that I think that having a personal garden is better than having a community garden because they make you work more for yourself and you can grow exactly what you want and the amount of what you want.

  5. Was early stick insect evolution triggered by birds and mammals?
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191007123238.htm
    University of Göttingen
    Science Daily
    October 7, 2019

    Scientists found that there are relations between stick insects and other insects. In this study they used stick bugs and leaf bugs and compared them. What the scientists found most interesting was the early emerging relationships between stick and leaf bugs. Both of these animals had genes passed down to them from past insects to make new insects. The sticks bugs are from Madagascar from around forty five million years ago and has passed down since. These bugs all are shaped and look like they do because they need to hide from predators like birds. These insects had to adapt many years ago to the environment so they would not get killed by their predators. With putting together a study or many genes, scientists were able to put together a tree of life for these insects.

    I think that this article is very cool because it talks about how over many years animals and bugs can change overtime to avoid predators and to stay alive longer. I think that I would want to see what the stick and leaf bugs looked like millions of years ago before they had to adapt to predators. As we learned the other day in class about trees and how it starts with the original insect and splits into many different insects like the stick and leaf bugs and we know them today.

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