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How Fructose May Trigger Body Fat

Fructose, a type of sugar, quickly absorbs into the liver of mice with diabetes, potentially causing health complications, according to a new study …

I Have Diabetes. Am I to Blame?

My fingertips are bruised and polka-dotted black because I am, yet again, getting back on track. A three-month bender of unbridled carbohydrate ingestion has left me a skinsack. I am made of headaches, nausea, vomiting and fatigue. After 10, 12 hours of sleep, I still need a nap because I awake …

What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder

"I keep seeing my neighbor's pool in winter, just an empty bowl of dusty blue tiles. Imagine standing in the middle of that, when suddenly, the pool fills up. In an instant, you're drowning."<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>It's Mental Health Week across Australia. Each state starts …

Mind Blowing Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp & Grits<p>I serve this shrimp & grits recipe to a lot of our personal guests and also to locals and vacationers to the low country that hire me …

Seafood

FDA Approves First 'Artificial Pancreas' for Diabetes

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first artificial pancreas — a cellphone-sized device that automatically takes care of checking a patient’s blood sugar and delivers lifesaving insulin as needed.<p>The surprise approval Wednesday — it wasn’t expected until next year sometime — means …

Scientists Have Discovered A Way To Kill Superbugs Without Antibiotics

As antibiotics become more commonplace, whether we need them or not, superbugs are worrying doctors and turning up more and more often. So the race is on to find methods to kill superbugs without antibiotics, and a new paper might reveal a major breakthrough.<p>Shu Lam, a graduate student at the …

HP's Sprocket might not be the best instant printer, but it's definitely the most fun

Today, I got hyped on a printer. HP’s new pocket-sized Sprocket printer made me smile; it made me laugh; and it became my favorite distraction. Sure, my interest in it is already waning, but wow a real laugh. That’s more excitement than most gadgets have inspired in me lately.<p>The Sprocket is HP’s …

Streaming science: Netflix’s new shows should have cable TV worried

From our friends at<p><b>BY AARON PRUNER</b><p>It’s been an interesting week for Netflix news. At least, if you’re into thought-provoking topics, intellectual …

The 50 Best Alt-Country Albums of All Time

Alt-country is such a hard genre to define that the wonderful music magazine devoted to it proclaimed itself the “alternative-country (whatever that …

Students Are Using 'Smart' Spy Technology to Cheat in Exams

And now ALL WATCHES might be banned in exams.<p>Students at a medical college in Thailand have been caught using spy cameras linked to smartwatches to …

How Jellyfish, Nanobots and Naked Mole Rats Could Make Humans Immortal

We spoke to the world's leading experts in the field of human life extension to get an update on how close we are to living forever.<p>Dr Chris Faulkes is standing in his laboratory, tenderly caressing what looks like a penis. It's not his penis, nor mine, and it's definitely not that of the only …

Scientists Think They've Found The Key to Ketamine's Unprecedented Anti-Depressant Effects

It's not the high.<p>Back in February, we reported how patients with severe depression have been reporting "unbelievable" relief from taking the …

Bloody Mary Secrets That Will Change Your Life

Bloody mary season is nigh. Personally, I’d drink a spiked meal in a glass any time of year, but there’s nothing quite like sipping a bloody mary in …

Hotter than the sun: GE’s hot sauce combines the world's hottest peppers and science

There’s something unsettling about 10^32 Kelvin. The deep, red-orange body of the hot sauce looks almost like Frank’s Red Hot, but menacing flecks of …

Get Down and Dirty This Mardi Gras with Dirty Rice

This Mardi Gras, don’t be afraid to get dirty. No, we’re not talking about activities that might earn you beads on Bourbon Street; we’re talking …

The Hot Sauce Field Guide

Tabasco is just the beginning. Here are 23 spicy condiments from around the world you need to try.<p>If you live in the U.S., chances are that when you …