How dietitians tested if Britain would be starved into defeat

In December 1939, Britain had been at war with Germany for three months. U-boat attacks threatened incoming food shipments. And, armed with bicycles and walking boots, a group of medical researchers headed to the Lake District to conduct a secret study: if Britain was totally cut off from food imports, would starvation hand victory to […]

Everything you need to know: September equinox 2013 | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

It’s the autumn equinox today/tonight, so and EarthSky has everything you need to know about it. This is our autumn equinox, when the days are getting shorter in the Northern Hemisphere. At this equinox, day and night are approximately equal in length. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, people are enjoying the cooler days of autumn even […]