Non-crackling campfires not (quite so) relaxing?

Professor Christopher Dana Lynn, who is a ‘psychobiocultural’ investigator in the Department of Anthropology, at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, US, has performed what might be one of the only studies to have scientifically investigated the relaxing effects of sitting around a campfire. Although his findings confirm that “hearth and campfires induce relaxation as part […]

Was the microwave vital to the burn? The cheese pie question.

Forensic fun puzzle of the day: To what extent, if any, was the microwave vital to the import of this medical report? “Thermal burn of palate caused by microwave heated cheese-pie: A case report,” Cases Journal, Panagiotis Kafas and Christos Stavrianos,  vol.1 (2008): 191. The authors, at Aristotle University, Thessalonica, Greece, report: “A female patient, […]