Amphorae - © AdMeskins via Wikipedia Commons

Here is a great topic for a post: a chance to do some history, some science and some traveling all at the same time. Ever wonder why the Romans used clay jars to store and transport food products? They knew a secret other ancient civilizations knew: the preserving power of clay!

Round European Robin - © polandese via Flickr

The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that the proliferation of food delivery services is driving the persistent growth of obesity across Europe. This at a time when EU and UK countries are striving to stem the epidemic. And kids are apparently in the forefront of the problem…