Sales of energy drinks are expected to grow at an annual rate of 12 percent and exceed $9 billion by 2011, according to a recent study by the research publisher Packaged Facts. These figures are up from $1.2 billion in 2002, according to a recent article in the Progressive Grocer.
Candy and costumes dominate the UW-Madison campus when Halloween arrives. Students leave Walgreens carrying candy bags the size of pillowcases and insist that their parties be ""costumes-only."" Such things raise the question of why this holiday came to be centered on candy and dressing up.
When students compile their grocery lists, they face the decision of where to buy their food and what type of food to buy, how much to spend and how far to travel. What students may not know is that the origin of their food largely drives their decision, because the source of food sets the quality, health effects and cost.
UW-Madison stem-cell researcher and professor of anatomy James Thomson worried little about the funding for stem-cell research during President Bush's terms. He especially did not think it impacted the amount of people involved in stem-cell research.