Mackenzie Trenaman

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An Artificial Intestine On A Chip Knows How Food Affects You

Instead of eating food and then feeling bad, what about submitting your dietary choices to a miniature simulation of your own gutty works, so you can find out what you can and can’t tolerate?<p>Is milk actually good for you? In theory, maybe, but it’s possible that the seemingly innocent milk is …

Smart food swaps: These knockoffs are good for you!

We all have indulgent foods that we love and if you just tweak them with a few ingredients they can still be a delicious dish, but healthier for you. Like any other knockoff, it looks good – but it’s not the original. These knockoffs are tasty, real-life solutions that you can do any day.<p>Here are …

20 foods that keep you young

Brain booster: blueberries<p>Zoning out? This fruit may help you snap back. “Blueberries’ high flavonoid content has been found to help short- and …

Is squash good for you or not?

<b>The question:</b> Is squash a vegetable or a starch? I was told it was off limits because it's high carb.<p><b>The answer:</b> Squash is a vegetable and, in my opinion, it's a vegetable you shouldn't declare off limits. Yes, it's true that winter squashes such as acorn, butternut, buttercup, hubbard and pumpkin …

Nutrition

Organic Food Isn't More Nutritious, but That Isn't the Point

<i>That doesn't mean it's not healthier. How our obsession with organics' "healthiness" led us away from the term's roots</i><p>ericksonkee/Flickr<p>Of all the food-related countercultural buzzwords that have gone mainstream in recent years, <i>organic</i> ranks among the most confusing. Like its cousins (cf. <i>local,</i> …

Kicking McDonald's out: the hospitals getting serious about food

My first daughter was born at 12:49am on a hot night in July after 35 hours of labour. She and I experienced several minutes of heartfelt awe. Then, …

Health Care

Do you know what is inside the food you eat?

<i>Shenali Waduge</i><p>To feed 7billion people in the world is not easy. Yet, billion people remain malnourished. At <i>least 8 million die every year of</i> …

How to fight obesity? Ban food and drink ads targeted at teens, experts say

Forget a ban on junk food advertising.<p>To help combat rising obesity rates among children and adolescents, a group of Canadian researchers is proposing a ban on any food and beverage advertising aimed at those under 18.<p>The University of Alberta Researchers recently published the recommendations in …

Teens

How to Deliver Results That Others Never Could

Have you ever noticed how many important decisions made by business leaders end up very poorly implemented?<p>Consider the story of one restaurant-chain chief executive’s campaign to appeal to more health-conscious diners, like those who shop at Whole Foods or eat lunch at Le Pain Quotidien. The CEO’s …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

'Healthy' Fast Food Dishes Like Egg White McMuffins, Turkey Burgers Could Boost Companies' Profits

This month, three major restaurant chains beefed up their offerings of "healthy" fast food -- perhaps good news for dieters who occasionally find themselves eating meals at major fast food chains. But the executives of these companies aren't trying to make their customers thinner. They're trying to …

Bone Health And Your Diet: The Worst Foods For Your Bones

You might think you're doing your best to eat for bone health by pouring some milk over your cereal in the morning. You're not <i>wrong</i> to keep an eye on your calcium intake, since most adults need at least 1,000 milligrams of the essential nutrient a day. But calcium isn't all we require to keep our …

Toast: The Most Underrated Breakfast

It's quick, nutritious, and soft, but still kind of crunchy. And toasted bread makes the perfect simple backdrop for all sorts of tasty spreads and toppings.<p>Here are some delicious combos to try on top of your toast. Besides--who can resist an opportunity to get a little toasted before work?<p>1. …

The 15 Best Fat-Burning Foods Of All Time

Time to stock up.<p>Cutting back on Ben & Jerry's and Tostitos = one of the suckiest parts of dieting. But you *can* actually eat more (no more hanger!) and burn fat—if you're focusing on the right foods.<p>“People will go crazy and cut out whole food groups," says nutritionist Jess Cording, R.D., "or be …

Environment: News & features

Environment

Smallest Frogs Found—Each Tinier Than an M&M

Two new species discovered in Papua New Guinea forest.<p><b>How's this for a sweet surprise: Two new species of frog—each smaller than an M&M—have been discovered in Papua New Guinea, a new study says.</b><p><i>Paedophryne</i> <i>dekot—</i><i>dekot</i> means "very small" in the local Daga language—is about 8.5 to 9 millimeters long. …

World's Tiniest Chameleons Found in Madagascar

Researchers have recently discovered four new chameleon species, which rank among the world's tiniest reptiles. Adults of the smallest species are …

New species of ancient rodents hint at what could be world's oldest grasslands

Researchers have described two ancient species of South American rodents, including the oldest chinchilla, a discovery that substantiates what might …

How I discovered a new species of opossum, and why it matters

I had barely recovered from the adrenalin rush of touching down on a tiny airstrip hacked out of the Guyanese rain forest when my heart sank. I had expected to be greeted by a group of Amerindian porters hired to carry a ton of food and field equipment to the summit of Mount Ayanganna, clearly …

Zoology

Edgar Lehr: Where No Biologist Has Gone Before

Changing Planet<p><i>Get a first-person view of life in the field from amphibian and reptile biologist, Edgar Lehr exploring remote areas of Peru for new species of frogs and lizards. Text written by Sharon Jacobs.</i><p><b>Mission</b>: To identify amphibians in one of the world’s least known areas.<p>The Pui Pui …

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

Every year we look forward to all kinds of new corals, reef fish and products in the marine aquarium hobby but 2012 was an especially rich year for …

Tiny lookalike lemurs are actually two new species

<i>By Stephanie Pappas</i><i><br>LiveScience</i><p>Two new species of lemurs look so similar that it's impossible to tell them apart without sequencing their genes.<p>The itsy-bitsy primates are both mouse lemurs, which are tiny, nocturnal lemurs that measure less than 11 inches (27 centimeters) from nose to tail. The …

New species of giant tarantula is as big as your face

<i>(Credit: British Tarantula Society/Ranil Nanayakkara)</i><p><b>A new species of giant venomous tarantula has been discovered in the north of Sri Lanka.</b><p>We have …

Zoology

Pictures

To speed the naming of 101 new beetle species found in Papua New Guinea, scientists used DNA sequences ... and the telephone book.

Newly Discovered: The Pinocchio of Frogs, a Gargoyle-Faced Gecko, and the World’s Smallest Wallaby

Arlington, VA (May 17, 2010) – A scientific expedition to a pristine wilderness once dubbed “The Lost World” by Western media has revealed a stunning diversity of spectacular species, many of which are believed to be new to science, Conservation International (CI) and the National Geographic …

Pictures: New-Species "Heaven" Discovered in Peru

A night monkey, enigmatic porcupine, and small-eared shrew are among the unusual mammals found during a recent expedition.

Pictures

An "unusual" species of catfish likely uses its "suckermouth" to scrape algae off rocks, a new study says.

New-Species Pictures: Cowboy Frog, Armored Catfish, More

A cowboy frog, eye-licking gecko, and "Crayola" katydid are among new and known species found in a Suriname rain forest.