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Too many carbs, calories? Nope. Lack of fiber biggest problem with American diets

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Ask Americans about what they think is the biggest problem with their diets and you'll probably hear a variety of ...

Viewpoint: 5 popular Netflix documentaries serve up pseudoscience about agriculture, chemicals and nutrition

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Netflix brought in $15.8 billion in revenue in 2018 in part because the streaming service floods subscribers with a deluge ...

Podcast: ‘Artificial womb’ raises awkward ethical questions about abortion, child welfare and health freedom

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Biotechnology is fundamentally changing food and medicine. Thanks to genetic engineering, for example, we have access vitamin-fortified GMO crops, plentiful ...

As arguments rage over the sources of transgender identity, science weighs in

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Discussing gender dysphoria and brain differences in transgender populations ...

Mimicking brain death: The danger of overdosing on this muscle relaxer

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In a new case report, Turkish doctors from Dokuz Eylul University present a curious case of drug intoxication mimicking brain ...

Controversial theory linking herpes to Alzheimer’s bolstered by study

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An outside-the-box theory received new attention in an extensive study published [June 21] to the journal Neuron. Researchers based out of the Icahn ...
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Big data meets taxonomy: Classifying animal species with ‘DNA barcoding’

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[T]axonomy – the science of classifying organisms – would be so much easier if life forms came with barcodes… Interestingly enough, ...

Do ‘brain training’ games actually help kids’ cognitive skills?

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In just 13 years, brain training has sprouted from a fledgling industry to a behemoth projected to be worth as much ...

Reproductive warfare: Do infertile ‘kamikaze sperm’ thwart rival males?

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In the 1990s, biologist Robin Baker put forth the idea that a significant proportion of human sperm are not actually capable of ...

Why we find ourselves at the limits of human lifespan

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The 20th century was a period of unprecedented biological growth for our species. The average human lifespan increased from 31 years in ...
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Obesity paradox explained? Why muscle mass may reduce risk of death

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Nearly twenty years ago, researchers began noticing a curious paradox in health-focused studies: despite common wisdom that being overweight or obese is ...
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GMO coffee is on the horizon—but will we drink it?

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Remember the Gros Michel banana? If you're under the age of seventy, you probably don't. That's because in the 1950s ...
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Tackling bees’ greatest threat: Lithium chloride could kill Varroa destructor mites without harming bees

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A new study suggests that tiny doses of lithium chloride could be an easy and effective treatment for Varroa mites, ...
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Viewpoint: Biggest ‘bee apocalypse’ myth? There isn’t one

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[D]espite panicked claims of an apocalypse, managed honeybee colonies in the United States have actually been rising since 2008. In fact, as of ...

Why Alzheimer’s patients have abnormal gut bacteria

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People suffering from Alzheimer's disease have altered gut bacteria, a new study published in Scientific Reports shows. ... A team of researchers primarily ...
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Alternative medicine can kill you

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Chiropractic, homeopathy, acupuncture, juice diets, and other forms of unproven alternative medicine cannot cure cancer, no matter what some quacks ...
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Could all those cups of coffee be causing infertility in men?

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Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the world. Hundreds of millions of people are technically junkies, imbibing ...

Treadmill requires 15% more effort to be as effective as outdoor running

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Do you get a better workout on a treadmill or outdoors? Now, a team of French and Italian researchers has ...
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Animal research rarely replicates in humans—So why does the media hype these studies?

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Last year, I F*%king Love Science blared a headline sure to pique the interest of any alcohol imbiber: "Beer Hops May ...

Gold mine in our body? Should researchers pay for using our plasma cells?

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By donating blood plasma, you can make anywhere from $40 to $100 per week. But that's loose change to Ted ...
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How ‘chemophobia’ links Food Babe to Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’

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Over fifty-four years since it was first published, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring remains a divisive book. The exposé led to ...
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Environmental Working Group wrong: Pesticide levels in food determined safe

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A new analysis published in the International Journal of Food Contamination shows that pesticide residues in food are at levels ...

Scientists just calculated the total amount of DNA there is on Earth

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The Earth is brimming with life, and within that life, is information, stored in strands of deoxyribonucleic acid: DNA. This ...

Genes may make the musician

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A team of researchers has identified multiple genes linked to musical aptitude, providing further evidence that musical ability is heritable ...

Desire changes everything, and it’s genetic

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Fairbanks, Alaska native Lance Mackey knew all about performance sled dogs, and nursed a burning desire to breed and race ...

Male or female? Why a cell’s sex matters

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It may surprise you to learn that -- like humans -- cells can be male or female. The distinction is ...

Monsanto: More Saint than Sinner

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The following is an edited excerpt.  Monsanto is the Devil Incarnate, a ruthless corporation hell bent upon forcing their unnatural ...

Eating “GMO-free” is a luxury

In this modern age of plenty, we no longer worry about what to eat. Now, we agonize over what not ...