How Hospital Design Is Actually Making Us Sicker – Cheddar Explains 0 (0)

From Cheddar. Throughout the 1900s hospitals incorporated new technology, advanced medicine, and now standard practices aimed at improving the condition of hospitalized patients. But one thing was overlooked: design. Today, research has emerged that suggest the widely accepted hospital layout is actually hindering patient outcomes. Further reading: Smithsonian Mag https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-fresh-air-went-out-fashion-hospitals-180963710/ Cleveland.com https://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/2010/09/blueprint_for_healing_–_hospi.html WHO https://www.who.int/gpsc/country_work/gpsc_ccisc_fact_sheet_en.pdf NY…

Why American Chocolate Tastes Sour To Some Europeans – Cheddar Explains 0 (0)

From Cheddar. There’s no visual difference between American chocolate and European chocolate – but there’s definitely a taste difference. Cheddar explains the scientific reason why American chocolate tastes “sour” to European consumers. Further reading: The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/what-s-really-inside-your-bar-of-cadbury-dairy-milk-1.3535947 Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/why-british-and-american-chocolate-taste-different-2015-1 NY Times https://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/11/dining/11cand.html?oref=login&_r=0 BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31924912 Subscribe to Cheddar on YouTube: http://chdr.tv/subscribe Connect with Cheddar!…

Why So Many American Homes Are Flimsy – Cheddar Explains 0 (0)

From Cheddar. Have you ever wondered why houses in the U.S. seem so much less sturdy than houses elsewhere? You can hear through the walls, they’re constantly needing maintenance, and aren’t great at regulating temperature. Cheddar explains why American homes are so flimsy – and the history that made them this way. Subscribe to Cheddar…

Why Dairy Is Losing The Milk Wars – Cheddar Explains 0 (0)

From Cheddar. If you walk over to the dairy section of a supermarket, you’ll find soy milk, almond milk, cashew milk, and oat milk nestled right next to dairy milks. Despite the dairy industry spending over $30 million dollars between 2005 and 2010 they may not have a stranglehold on the market anymore. Cheddar explains…

Introducing “The Lightbulb Moment” 0 (0)

From Cheddar. This is The Lightbulb Moment. A Cheddar and CuriosityStream Original Series. The show that uncovers the surprising impact of less-celebrated inventions and the moments of inspiration that made them possible. This series consists of 10 episodes on topics ranging from how the barcode gave rise to China’s modern economy to the story of…

Why Arcades Are Still Thriving In Japan – Cheddar Explains 0 (0)

From Cheddar. American arcades are largely dead, killed by negative public sentiment and advancements in personal gaming. But arcades in Japan were able to survive and today are thriving. Even amidst a global pandemic. Cheddar Explains how Japanese arcades evolved to stay relevant. Further reading: The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2013/1/16/3740422/the-life-and-death-of-the-american-arcade-for-amusement-only Travel Outlandish https://traveloutlandish.com/blog/japanese-arcades-tokyo/ Japan Times https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2019/08/17/general/japan-video-game-arcades-relevant/ Kotaku…

Why Did The Polls Underestimate The Trump Vote (Again)? – Cheddar Explains 0 (0)

From Cheddar. Very little was clear on Election Night 2020 except that, once again, the polls had underestimated support for Donald Trump. So what is it that makes Trump’s support so hard for pollsters to count? Further reading: USA Today https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/04/polls-biden-had-lead-over-trump-election-results-unclear-wednesday/6158248002/ Pew Research https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/08/05/key-things-to-know-about-election-polling-in-the-united-states/ Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/11/02/shy-trump-voters-myth/ Inside Elections http://www.insideelections.com/news/article/where-do-we-go-from-here Real Clear Politics https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_biden-6247.html FiveThirtyEight…

Why San Francisco Has No Active Cemeteries – Cheddar Explains 0 (0)

From Cheddar. San Francisco has a population of over 883,000 residents, but it only has two cemeteries for the entire city. But neither of them perform active burials. So why are bodies showing up under the city? 1. KQED https://www.kqed.org/news/10779164/why-are-so-many-dead-people-in-colma-and-so-few-in-san-francisco 2. Town of Colma https://www.colma.ca.gov/departments/cemeteries/ 3. NY Times https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/sports/football/the-town-of-colma-where-san-franciscos-dead-live.html 4. SF Chronicle https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Colma-cemeteries-rapidly-running-out-of-space-for-12890771.php Subscribe to…

Why This Bridge Is Suddenly Everywhere – Cheddar Explains 0 (0)

From Cheddar. All across America old bridges are being replaced. In the place of deteriorating truss and suspension bridges architects are choosing the aesthetically pleasing cable-stay bridges. But this modern design actually dates back to the 16th-century. Cheddar explains why cable-stay bridges took so long to catch on and why they are the new go-to…

The Real Reason Pedestrian Deaths Are Rising – Cheddar Explains 0 (0)

From Cheddar. 6,283 pedestrians were killed by motor vehicles in the United States in 2018 – the highest number of fatalities since 1990. But what’s causing this spike in pedestrian deaths, when driver deaths continue to decline? Cheddar explains the real reason why the numbers keep climbing. NYTimes https://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/18/business/economic-scene-are-bigger-vehicles-safer-it-depends-whether-you-re-passenger.html Governing.com https://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-SUV-rise-pedestrian-deaths.html Streetsblog https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/05/09/study-links-rise-of-suvs-to-the-pedestrian-safety-crisis/ GHSA https://www.ghsa.org/resources/Pedestrians20…