In this edition of The Cocktail Napkin, we look academics' fixation on the social and economic problems in the world of Harry Potter, and how music festivals impact the psychological and social well-being.
Researchers discover very specific patterns in the movement of bacteria, which has important implications for the treatment of infections.
Amid a rush of political scandals and missteps, we figure that some citizens are more embarrassed for their state than others. We look at the shameful headlines and determine where these states would rank on the citizen embarrassment level.
It's no joke: Researchers give Viagra to pregnant sheep and find that the drug boosts vital nutrients needed for fetal development.
College party-goers share their reasons puffing on the patio ... and other odd studies highlighted in this month's Cocktail Napkin.
Miller-McCune magazine highlights current research that merits a raised eyebrow or a painful grin.
In a new book that questions the concept of 'class war,' two academics argue that income inequality is not a partisan issue but an American problem, and that citizens should 'make a ruckus' about it.