Capsaicin is the active ingredient in cayenne peppers; this gives them their medicinal properties as well as their hot taste. In fact, how hot a cayenne pepper is, depends on its capsaicin content. The more capsaicin it contains, the hotter it is.
New research involving Monash University biologists found that father’s diet can affect their son’s ability to out-compete a rival’s sperm after mating. The study aimed to understand if the nutritional history of fathers had an effect on their sons. The experiments were carried out in the fruit fly, which shares […]