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Why We Need To Stop Calling All Unhealthy Foods 'Processed'

Pop quiz. Which of the following is considered a processed food: Kellogg's Corn Flakes, homemade greek yogurt, bagged baby spinach? (Answer: All of them.)<p>The point here, is that "processed foods" includes a much wider variety of products than most consumers typically associate with the term. …

Processed Food

Why Some Women Lose More Weight from Exercise

Some women may get more benefit than others from doing the same type of exercise, and genes are part of the reason why, a new study finds.<p>Women in …

Scientists Have Created an Organic Farm That Stores More Carbon Than It Emits

Is this how we make agriculture more sustainable?<p>Agriculture contributes approximately 35 percent of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions, but …

Why Small Colleges Are Great For Science Students

Today is the first of several Accepted Students Days at Union College, where I’m a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy (and, for my sins, the current department chair…). As such, I’m thinking a bit about how to sell the school to students, which is something I’ve written about …

College & University

Bundle Of Joyful Microbes: Mom's DNA Alters Baby's Gut Bacteria

Right after birth, trillions of microbes rush into a baby's gut and start to grow. Most of these critters come from the mom's skin, birth canal and gut.<p>But exactly which types of bacteria take up residence in an infant's gut can depend on the mother's DNA, scientists reported Thursday.<p>The study, …

16 Health And Fitness Myths You Should Definitely Stop Believing

Crunches don't ~blast~ belly fat, breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day, and you don't actually need to take your vitamins. Plus so many more things to stop believing!

Nutrition

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly's Year on Space Station Blazes Trail to Mars

Space<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly's one-year stay on the International Space Station will be a one-of-a-kind science experiment studying the effects of long-duration spaceflight, made possible by history's only set of two-of-a-kind spacefliers.<p>The mere fact that Kelly will be in space for roughly a …

“We think we can do better than plants”: New “bionic leaf” makes fuel from sunlight

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new system to harness our planet’s greatest energy source<p>David Biello<p>February 15, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Here's a new way to make fuel from sunlight: starve a microbe nearly to death, then feed it …

News guide: Dietary guidelines evolve, stay the same

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dietary advice can be confusing. Is it OK to eat meat and eggs? Is fat in or out? What about grains? How much salt?<p>An advisory …

5 Myths About Going Gluten-Free

Time to set the record straight.<p>Gluten-free diets are all the rage right now, but how much do people really understand about what amounts to a major lifestyle change? Researchers at the University of Florida set out to get to the bottom of the public's misconceptions about the buzzy protein that's …

Weight Loss

Space Station Crew Discusses Life in Space with the Media

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

Florida Health Officials Hope To Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring

The FDA is considering whether to approve the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to help stop the spread of dengue fever and other diseases. Mosquito control officials in the region say they hope to get approval to begin releasing the insects in the Keys as soon …

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Why Some GMO Foods Don't Have Genetically Modified DNA

While reporting my story on how foods earn a label certifying them as "non-GMO," I came across a comment that struck me – and it might surprise you, too.<p>The comment came from Ken Ross, the CEO of Global ID. (He didn't make it into the final story.) Global ID is the parent company of FoodChain ID, …

Creating a 'genetic firewall' for GMOs

Synthetic amino acids may one day allow scientists to create "genetic firewalls" that prevent GMO crops or animals from escaping into the wild and causing environmental damage, according to Harvard and Yale researchers.<p>On Wednesday, scientists announced that they had genetically engineered bacteria …

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

University of Oxford

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

Fitness

'Imaginary meal' pill makes you feel full and burns fat

The pill is able to trick your body into thinking it has consumed large amounts of calories<p>An "imaginary meal" pill is the latest weapon developed by scientists to fight obesity.<p>The pill tricks the body into thinking it has consumed a large amount of calories – as if you have just eaten a …

Zero Hunger

UK scientists plan to grow lettuce on Mars

Photos of the lettuce are to be transmitted to Earth so the public and scientists would be able to watch the lettuce mature<p>A team of scientists have created a plan to grow lettuce on Mars, and it has been short-listed to be included in a future space flight to the red planet.<p>The project, being run …

2014: The year we reinvented meat

<b>(stefbennett/Shutterstock)</b><p>Move over, cows and chickens<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 28, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>The companies that did the most to change the food system this year weren't the ones that got rid of the antibiotics in their otherwise undesirable offerings (à la Chick-fil-A) or that marketed …

Taylor Swift Is 'Obsessed' With This 'Blank Space'/'Style' Mashup

While the world continues to obsess over Taylor Swift's "1989," Swift is obsessing over a fan's mashup of her own tracks, "Blank Space" and "Style."<p>Swift shared the mashup, crafted by Nashville-based artist Louisa Wendorff along with Devin Dawson, on Saturday with the simple declaration, …

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

Genetically Modified Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire

A project to save the chestnut tree is gaining momentum—and opponents<p>Roasting chestnuts on an open fire is supposed to be one of the quintessential Christmas experiences. But I'd never tasted nor smelled a roasted chestnut until I got into the genetics lab of William Powell at the College of …

Food Security: The End of a Golden Age

This article first appeared on www.opedspace.com<p>The golden age of agriculture is over. Growth based on the expansion of cropland area as seen until the 1950s, followed by improving land productivity through new technologies and productivity-based agricultural policies will fail us. It resulted in …

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

Travel<p>From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 …

‘I felt like a piece of trash’ – Life inside America’s food processing plants

Food safety,Food & drink industry,The meat industry,Food,Farming,Environment,Business,Food & drink,Meat,Life and style,US news,World news<p>A new book offers a damning insight into conditions for low-paid, non-union, immigrant workers helping to feed our huge appetite for cheap meat<p>Maria Lopez will …