Hunting and preparing a good Thanksgiving feast takes time, so Science Sensei is taking a week off. Please return next Wednesday for your irregularly scheduled programming.
In the interim, we highly recommend the following ScienCentral News stories from Thanksgivings past:
Cranberries vs. Bacteria (11.22.06)
Cranberries may be too tart for some, but they could help your health. Scientists have discovered why some compounds in cranberries are so powerful against the bacteria that cause millions of urinary tract infections a year.
Cranberry and Viruses (11.22.05)
Cranberry sauce on your turkey this Thanksgiving could do more than just make the perfect dinner — it may also protect you against common intestinal viruses.
Native Diet (11.26.04)
As you dig into your Thanksgiving leftovers, take a lesson from our neighbors to the far north — not all fat is created equal.
Wild Turkey (11.24.04)
We gobble them up at Thanksgiving but the rest of the year turkeys don't get the attention they deserve, say a couple of turkey genetics researchers. Their turkey genome project isn't just tomfoolery.