Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Life 101: You are not a plant – you need to eat to transfer energy to your body

It would take over nine hours of your day if you were just a regular primate, but thanks to the craftiness of your ancestors of some 3 million years ago, who came up with tools, then fire to transform food before it goes into your mouth, you can eat all that you need for the…...

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Life 101: You need energy to keep existing

Living human, meet your worst enemy: Entropy, also known as the Second Law of Thermodynamics. And no, sorry: this is not the kind of law that you can break then just pay a fine and walk away scott-free. The Laws of Physics have this misleading name that allows you to think that they can be…...

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Life 101: Heat stroke is death by your own gut bacteria

Never mind the part about the extreme temperatures that are becoming the new normal. Ok, do mind, but go back to doing that in a few minutes. Right now, worry about something else, so that you can keep yourself safe: What is so dangerous about heat stroke, and how does one die of it? Very long story…...

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