A little wiser: Turmeric – hype or panacea?

There are claims that the ‘miracle root’ helps against complaints ranging from baldness and erectile disfunction to cancer.

Why are some glaciers growing despite climate change?

Glaciers around the world are shrinking, but there are also a few…

A Little Wiser – Do birds kick out their young if they smell of humans?

The human scent isn't that important and the parents won’t reject their…

A Little Wiser – Do animals prefer left or right?

We all know people are left-handed or right-handed, but does that apply…

A little wiser – Are there fewer vitamins in pre-cut vegetables

Eelke Westra, programme manager for Postharvest Quality at Wageningen Food & Biobased…

A little wiser – Why does everyone have a gluten allergy these days?

More and more people adopt a gluten-free diet because they think they…

A little wiser: Why does plastic always come out of the dishwasher wet?

For two main reasons, says Joris Sprakel, professor of Physical Chemistry and…

A little wiser: Does the five-second rule work?

You're chopping vegetables and they falls on the floor.

A little wiser: Isn’t alcohol-free wine just grape juice?

Every day we are bombarded with masses of sometimes contradictory information on…

A little wiser: Why do we eat hot peppers?

Why do we love to bring ourselves out in sweat from eating…