Science unwraps the reindeer genome for Christmas

Just in time for the holidays, researchers have unraveled some mysteries surrounding the season’s most iconic animal: the reindeer.

Though they say their work is “unlikely to reveal why Santa’s reindeer can fly,” researchers have finished sequencing the genome of the reindeer, the world’s only domesticated deer. Flying aside, what the information can do is […]

A brief history of eggnog

Last week we delved into the history of the popular potted holiday plant, the poinsettia. In keeping with holiday traditions, now we will look into the history of eggnog and how the popular holiday beverage came to be.

Usually sold today between the months of November and December, the sweet, creamy, and delicious drink has […]

A brief history of the poinsettia

Poinsettias are a staple this time of year as a popular holiday decoration and can be found around the world in houses, office buildings and hotels from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. However, this wasn’t always the story of the poinsettia as it took years of research to develop the plant into what it is […]

Safety is key when traveling with pets

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s important not to forget about the safety of our pets. While the Internet provides many articles outlining how to keep our furry friends safe and happy this time of year, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), there are 10 top tips that should […]

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FDA Says BPA-Lined Containers Are Safe, But New Study Raises Concerns – Food Safety News A new Korean soy milk study, involving taking the blood pressure of a relatively […]

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Studies Find Reusable Produce Containers Often Contaminated – Food Safety News Reusable plastic containers used by farmers to ship fresh produce from farms to grocery stores have gained wide usage in the last […]

Top 30 facts of ice cream

July is celebrated as National Ice Cream Month across the United States. Apart from enjoying the creamy delicacy all month (and year) long, Neogen has been doing a daily ice cream fact of the day for this celebrated holiday. In honor of all the ice cream cones, sundaes and cakes out there in the world, […]