Many bird-of-paradise species have evolved colorful plumage - a result of special eating habits and behaviors.
If you're smart about what you eat, you might actually become smarter!
Our development of larger brains had much to do with our evolution as a species. But the question is, what fueled the development of those larger brains?
As you might expect, planning astronauts' diets requires special considerations. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Chocolate may be healthier than you think. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
You probably know that the way to stronger muscles is a weight or resistance training program, but do you know how weight lifting increases strength?
You may have heard of a recent study claiming that eating a low fat diet does nothing to prevent heart disease and cancer.
Eat too much and you might wind up obese. Eat the wrong things and watch your cholesterol shoot through the roof. As if that’s not enough, doctors have found that, taken together, conditions like high blood pressure and obesity are good predictors of illnesses including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
As we all learned in health class, human beings have 32 teeth. Twenty-eight of them come in before puberty, but the last four teeth, our “third molars,” usually come in during our late teens or early 20′s, when we’re presumably older and wiser, hence their nickname, wisdom teeth. Lean more on this Moment of Science.
We’ve all heard how important fiber is in our diet, but what’s so great about fiber? Learn more on this Moment of Science.