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December 8, 2017

 

a cake with rainbow layers

Don’t Smell Your Cake

A person's sense of smell can affect their ability to gain and lose weight.

December 7, 2017

 

a lime slice

Limey

The origin of the word limey has roots in people's understanding of treating scurvy.

July 7, 2017

 

A ginger and white hamster with its mouth open, holding a bitten-into blueberry.

The Cannibal Hamsters Of Northeastern France

The cannibalistic behavior is linked to the corn in the hamsters' diet.

June 22, 2017

 

moose in water

Moose and People

Despite their obvious differences, humans and moose share a common, painful ailment.

June 1, 2017

 

Close-up of grass with frost and drops of dew on it. In the background, out of focus more grass, dark red in the top left corner.

Your Ancestors Ate Grass

It's amazing what ancient teeth can tell us about the past.

October 25, 2016

 

A close-up of a tablespoon of butter melting in a pan.

What’s In Saturated Fats?

We use the phrase "saturated fat" a lot, but what does it really mean?

October 18, 2016

 

A bird-of-paradise. Mostly black, but near its neck it is iridescent: red, yellow, green, blue.

Why Birds of a Feather Are What They Eat

Why do some species of birds-of-paradise have such eye-catching plumage?

November 9, 2015

 

potluck

Variety in Diet 

The more variety in a given meal, the more food you consume.

April 1, 2014

 

A thermometer with blue fluid reads 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Feed A Fever, Starve A Cold?

Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.

March 20, 2014

 

The word

Do Fake Sugars Have Calories?

These days artificial sweeteners are everywhere. Do they have any calories at all?

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