Erik Tormoen

Erik Tormoen

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High-Performance Pizza

Ordinarily, pizza makes us think of a half-assed meal or an indulgent snack (either, according to how much you've had to drink, or how much you'd rather it be one over the other), but what if it were...

Erik Tormoen
Apr 9, 2014

Exercise Could Aid Concussion Recovery

Doctors have long advised patients to seek rest following a concussion. But a recent study shows that low-level aerobic exercise actually speeds recovery.

Erik Tormoen
Feb 13, 2014

When Age Doesn't Mean Mortality

We're typically good for 70 or 80 years, but the hydra can sustain itself for centuries without really aging. Does this mean we should re-think evolution?

Erik Tormoen
Dec 10, 2013

Snowy Owls Shot Down at Airport

The Port Authority has ordered JFK Airport workers to shoot any snowy owls they see to protect the aircraft.

Erik Tormoen
Dec 9, 2013

Subverting Your Food Allergy

"If a person is allergic to fish, allergy testing with various types of fish can discover at least one type that the patient can eat without a problem," says allergist Sami Bahna.

Erik Tormoen
Dec 9, 2013

Koala Bellowing Explained

Koalas reach low frequencies thanks to a newly discovered vocal organ—explaining why the marsupial's mating call sounds more typical of something elephant-size.

Erik Tormoen
Dec 4, 2013

Goats Scale Dam, World Demands to Know Why

Italian park officials have speculated that these Alpine ibex make precarious ascents up the dam to lick the salt off the stones—but, as with any instance of animal behavior, to call this their...

Erik Tormoen
Dec 3, 2013

Watch: Rare Natural Ice Sculpture

Life imitates art in this magical ice form, created by current and cold, discovered in the backwoods of North Dakota

Erik Tormoen
Nov 27, 2013

Chef Biju Recipes: Mushroom and Pecan Hash

Chef Biju Thomas has devised a nutrient-dense stuffing simple and healthy enough to eat year-round. In 15 minutes, make a fiber-dense, richly textured side dish stuffed only with the ingredients you...

Biju Thomas and Erik Tormoen
Nov 27, 2013