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Exactly What To Eat To Reduce Your Diabetes Symptoms

Ever since Jennifer Ross was diagnosed with diabetes, she's had to avoid the temptation of Halloween candy, melt-in-your-mouth Krispy Kreme …

Why Are We Here? Physics Has Answers

IRA: This is Science Friday, I’m Ira Flatow. Why are we here, or rather, how? The answer of course, will depend on whom you ask. A biologist would …

How a year in space affected the bacteria in Scott Kelly’s gut

A shift in the GI tract<p>Ten teams of researchers are poring over the data collected for NASA’s Twins study — an experiment to see how a year in space affected the health of astronaut Scott Kelly, compared to the health of his identical twin Mark who stayed on Earth. One of those research groups, …

Microbiology

What the 7 Types of Poop Say About Your Health

Trying to deduce what your deuce means shouldn’t be rocket science — just gastroenterology. Researchers at the University of Bristol devised a visual reference called the Bristol Stool Scale that ranks your poop from 1-7, each of which says something different about the state of your digestive …

Take nobody's word for it – evidence and authority in a world of propaganda

‘Nullius in verba’ is a fine ideal, but science is a little bit more complicated than that, as is the world in general<p>‘Nullius in verba’ – roughly, ‘Take nobody’s word for it’ – is the motto of one of the world’s oldest scientific societies, the Royal Society. It neatly expresses the ideal that the …

Physics

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Universe

This Chart Explains What Those Numbers on the Bathroom Scale Really Mean

Some days you love your bathroom scale, other days you want to chuck it in the trash and set it on fire. You may not always agree with the numbers, …

How Buddy the Australian Shepherd Lost a Remarkable 122 Lbs. and Found a Forever Home

When Buddy first came to Hull’s Haven Border Collie Rescue in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in March 2015, the 6-year-old Australian Shepherd was obese …

Fungus-infecting virus could help track spread of white-nose syndrome in bats

A newly discovered virus infecting the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats could help scientists and wildlife agencies track the spread of …

Penn State

Europe's Bold Plan for a Moon Base Is Coming Together

The ESA's Director General calls it "Moon Village," and the rest of the world seems to be coming around to the idea.<p>Imagine an international research station on the moon, where astronauts and cosmonauts and taikonauts and any other-nauts from around the world conduct science experiments, gather …

12 'healthy habits' you're better off giving up

Wellness

What a Lack of Eye Contact Says About You, According to Science (and How to Fix It)

Failing to meet someone's gaze could send not-so-flattering messages about who you are and what you're capable of.<p>What you do with your clothes, hair, accessories, posture, gestures--it all conveys deep, rich meaning. But your eyes send messages, too, and failure to maintain good eye contact with …

Self-help

Your New Weekend Breakfast Recipe: The French Omelette

However humble its composition, the French omelette has for years been considered the litmus test for many aspiring chefs. “One of our deans, André …

We’re All Guinea Pigs in a Failed Decades-Long Diet Experiment

"The change in dietary advice to promote low-fat foods is perhaps the biggest mistake in modern medical history."<p>Let's say you want to lose some weight. Which of these foods would you choose: A skim-milk latte, or the same drink with whole milk? A low-cal breakfast bar or steak and eggs? A salad …

Nutrition

How the sugar industry has distorted health science for more than 50 years

The sugar industry has a long history of shaping nutrition policy in the United States, working to mask the potential risks of consuming too much of the sweet stuff.<p>It wasn’t until this year, for instance, that the US Dietary Guidelines finally recommended people keep their consumption of added …

Diabetes

Scientists Finally Discover Exactly Why Poison Ivy Makes You Itchy

They also discovered a promising new molecule that could serve as a poison ivy treatment.<p>Scientists working at Harvard University have only just now identified the process that causes your skin to develop a painful, itchy rash after touching poison ivy. Their results were published last month in …

3tags.org

A massive earthquake in the Pacific Northwest is even more likely than scientists once thought

Pacific Northwest residents have always known they live under the threat of an eventual earthquake, but recent research bumped up the likelihood that …

This 'Healthy Soda' Upstart Is Starting a New Battle With Pepsi, Coke

Zevia is a beverage startup that claims more than $100 million in annual revenue from its “cleaner” alternative to the big soda brands. Now, the …

Flavors

Thirteen Incredibly Practical Ways to Eliminate Carbohydrate Cravings | Poliquin Article

If a genie happened to magically appear, many people would spend their one wish on eliminating carbohydrate cravings.<p>No need to waste your wish on …

Nutrition

3tags.org

Scientists made an unprecedented map of the night sky — and the results are alarming

Astronomers loathe light pollution, also called skyglow: a dim yet pervasive orange light that obscures a crisp view of the night sky.<p>But as a new study called "The new world atlas of artificial night sky brightness," published in the journal Science Advances shows, there's a shocking amount of …

Google Earth

You Only Need 3 Ingredients for This No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

I love ice cream, but I don't have the proper equipment to make it at home, so when I came across this simple recipe for no-churn ice cream, I was …

Ice Cream

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

Science
Jeff Flake

What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Lose Belly Fat: A Hormone Expert Explains

<i>Dr. Sara Gottfried is a Harvard-trained MD, best-selling author, and leading expert on hormones. Now, she's teaming up with mindbodygreen to share</i> …

If your ex wants to be friends with you, science says they might be a psychopath

It’s the question that will haunt us until the day we die: Should we stay friends with an ex? It’s not an easy feat to accomplish, but it can be …