On marijuana and the munchies:

“18 months of data shows that after recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington, sales of ice cream rose by 3.1%, sales of cookies increased by 4.1%, and sales of crisps jumped by 5.3%.”

Michele Baggio, professor of economics, The Economist, Aug. 16, 2019

On temperature predictions for Tokyo next year:

“It’ll be the hottest Summer Olympics in history.”

Doug Casa, head of UConn’s Korey Stringer Institute, The Washington Post, July 15, 2019

On why vaccines should become a policy issue:

“There are so many other things in society that could be a personal decision, but for the good of society we make them a legal decision: like wearing a seatbelt.”

Jeannette Y. Wick, professor of pharmacy, Pharmacy Times, July 4, 2019

On discovering that walnuts could help ward off ulcerative colitis:

“We are hoping that we’ll be able to determine the active compounds — nutrients, phytochemicals — in walnuts that cause protection.”

Daniel Rosenberg, Center for Molecular Oncology, Consumer Affairs, Aug. 13, 2019

On abandoning the term “high-functioning autism”:

“We should call people what they want to be called.”

Inge-Marie Eigsti, professor of clinical psychology and brain and cognitive sciences, Spectrum, July 3, 2019

On her study showing that regular aerobic exercise lowers blood pressure an average of five to seven points:

“Imagine if an individual with overweight/ obesity lost five to seven pounds after a single bout of exercise?”

Amanda Zaleski, postdoctoral fellow in kinesiology, Medicine News Line, July 1, 2019

On seeing a wreckfish eat a shark off the coast of South Carolina:

“This rare and startling event leaves us with more questions than answers, but such is the nature of scientific exploration.”

Peter Auster, research professor emeritus, Fox News, July 8, 2019

On research that says global tree restoration could erase 100 years of carbon emissions:

“If we don’t make fundamental changes, conditions for humanity will only get worse. Reforestation can solve a lot of problems.”

Robin Chazdon, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, National Geographic, July 4, 2019


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