Question: I would appreciate it if you could address the following questions in your column. We are being invaded by hooded skunks. What is their native habitat? Do they have any natural enemies? Are they able to mate with striped skunks, and if so, what traits would be dominant? (Submitted …

Question: I love sweet (iced) tea and order it every time I go out to eat. My problem is that I cannot tolerate caffeine after the early afternoon if I want to sleep at night. Why do restaurants offer the choice of regular or decaf coffee, but not regular or decaf tea? (Asked by a concerned …

The heart is basically a pump that keeps our blood circulating — a vital organ. Yet, we associate emotions with the heart as well, usually the “lovey-dovey” kind (think of Valentine’s Day).

Question: I recently read a story about someone being burned while trying to boil water in a cup inside a microwave oven. When removed, the heated water in the cup was not boiling, but suddenly “blew up” into his face, causing bad burns. What caused this? (Asked by a concerned Corner reader.)

Question: Somebody recently mentioned “Zeno’s paradox.” Would you please explain this? Thanks. (Asked by a curious and bashful column reader.)

Every now and then, I like to take the time to thank the persons who help make the Curiosity Corner available for my readers. After writing a CC, I send it to Megan Price, head of University Relations and Publications at Lander University. Then, staff writer Graham Duncan reads and edits the…

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