Sugar, Diet, Diabetes and Pesticides

Information on complex relationships between sugar consumption, diet, pesticides and diabetes.

Wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat

We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first study of its kind has revealed that wind can prevent seabirds from accessing the most important of habitats: the

Nutrition Research - Journal - Elsevier

Nutrition Research publishes original research articles, communications, and reviews on basic and applied nutrition. The mission of Nutrition...

Fun ideas for steamy summer sex

Whether you’re with a summer fling or a steady beau, you can keep summer vibes sizzling by spicing up your love life. The warm weather offers up a slew of possibilities to keep things fun in the pl

Early Celts in Burgundy appropriated Mediterranean products and feasting practices

Early Celts in eastern France imported Mediterranean pottery, as well as olive oil and wine, and may have appropriated Mediterranean feasting practices, according to a new study.

Astronomers uncover first polarized radio signals from gamma-ray burst

An international team of astronomers has captured the first-ever polarized radio waves from a distant cosmic explosion.

Dangerous brain parasite 'orders in' for dinner

Researchers have discovered how toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite, maintains a steady supply of nutrients while replicating inside of its host cell: it calls for delivery.

Extreme pressure and heat in Earth's mantle simulated

Unlike flawless gems, fibrous diamonds often contain small saline inclusions. These give hints to scientists about the conditions under which diamonds are formed deep in the Earth's mantle. A research

Plate tectonics may have driven 'Cambrian Explosion'

The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist.

Scientists chart course toward a new world of synthetic biology

A team has compiled a roadmap for the future of synthetic or engineering biology, based on the input of 80 leaders in the field from more than 30 institutions. The report provides a strong case that t

A miniature robot that could check colons for early signs of disease

Engineers have shown it is technically possible to guide a tiny robotic capsule inside the colon to take micro-ultrasound images. Known as a Sonopill, the device could one day replace the need for pat

From one brain scan, more information for medical artificial intelligence

Researchers have devised a novel method to glean training information for machine-learning models, including those that can analyze medical images to help diagnose and treat brain conditions.

Weekly Tips - More on Sugar, Something Fishy and Diabetes

This week why fish smells fishy sometimes, updates on the current scene in the sugar war, pesticides and diabetes and fractionated coconut oil.

What Does the Moon Smell Like?

After walking on the Moon astronauts hopped back into their lunar lander, bringing Moon dust with them. They were surprised, and perplexed, to find that it smelled like spent gunpowder. This week on

High reaction rates even without precious metals

Non-precious metal nanoparticles could one day replace expensive catalysts for hydrogen production. However, it is often difficult to determine what reaction rates they can achieve, especially when it

The 10 Best US Cities to Celebrate Pride Month In Style

Pride Month is full of rainbows and celebrations. Pride is about being true to yourself and loving yourself no matter what. Pride Month is celebrated throughout the United States, as people all over

5 Hacks to Curb Cravings

It’s hard to tell if you’re hungry or just craving snacks. Whether you’re doing work on your computer or chilling on the couch watching Netflix, a snack attack is bound to hit. But before you r

Chrissy Teigen And Her Daughter Luna Reach A Settlement at “Candy Court”

If you’re on any social media, I’m sure you know Chrissy Teigen and John Legend and their adorable two kids. The couple isn’t shy to share snapshots of their family moments, and fans love every

Get Oiled Up!

Basking in the warmth of the sun as the ocean breeze tousles your locks sounds relaxing, but it can be a real stressor for your hair! The harsh rays can wreak havoc on your hair, sucking the moisture

10 Totally Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands

It seems like more brands are jump-starting a social responsibility program, but unfortunately, a lot of the promises are still somewhat vague. It might surprise you that companies can advertise as c

Study suggests it’s OK to occasionally overeat

A new article published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that the length of an overeating episode can affect how the body adapts to and processes glucose an

Take a Cue from Kim Kardashian and Pick Up This Summer Statement Necklace

Kim is rocking the ‘90s with her latest blunt bob, monochromatic oversized hoodie and short combos and the statement jewelry. In an outing to Kylie’s cosmetics office in Calabasas, CA, she rocked

Don’t Let Schools Propagandize Your Kids

The following is a letter I wrote to my child’s school upon finding out some of the ideas they were trying to force upon her and her classmates as it relates to vaccines: With the school year nearin

A Guide To How Many Workout Clothes You Actually Need

It’s hard to know how many workout clothes you need. Between yoga, running, pilates—the options are endless. Workout clothes are especially cute today, as “athleisure” is totally in style, an

The Magic Eraser Hiding in Your Makeup Bag

How annoying is it when you’ve left the house only to look down and realize there’s a giant white streak on your LBD? Thankfully, there are a number of things to erase that pesky mark, and one o

How to Run and Walk Safely in the Dark

How to Run and Walk Safely in the Dark

This Much Time In Nature Boosts Mental & Physical Health, Finds Study

It’s actually a super attainable goal. This Much Time In Nature Boosts Mental & Physical Health, Finds Study

This Energetic Imbalance Could Be Making Your Gut Health Issues Worse

{pixabay|100|campaign}When you are ready to move from good to great, you turn to the solar plexus chakra. This Energetic Imbalance Could Be Making Your Gut Health Issues Worse

What is Ringworm and How Do You Get Rid of It?

Did you know ringworm is not actually a worm? This week on Reactions find out what ringworm is, how the culprit feeds on your skin, hair, and nails, and learn how to not be its next meal.Subscribe! h

Looking back on a milestone year in the movement to curb sugar

Wow. What a groundbreaking year for the movement to bring sugar back to healthy levels!  At the start of 2016, Berkeley CA was the only community in the United States with a tax on sugary drinks. We

Could CBD Make You Fail a Drug Test?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non psychoactive compound produced by the marijuana plant that seems to be everywhere these days. Maybe you’ve even been asked if you’d like it added to your morning cup

What Causes the Northern Lights (and where you should see them)

Learn more about Hack the Moon at https://wehackthemoon.comEvery winter thousands of tourists head north hoping to catch a glimpse the luminous auroras dancing in the sky. In this episode of Reaction

Why is Carbon the Key to Life? (On Earth, Anyway)

One element is the backbone of all forms of life we’ve ever discovered on Earth: carbon. Number six on the periodic table is, to the best of our knowledge, impossible to live without. In this episo

What the Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Really Means...

Spring is in the air! It’s time to mow the lawn and breathe in the smell of freshly cut grass. But this pleasant springtime scent may actually be a chemical cry for help. In the latest Reactions ep

How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

There are many ways to find out if you’re pregnant. One is to wait and see. For those of us who are a little less patient, there’s the take-home chemistry kit known as a pregnancy test. But how d

How Does Pepper Spray Work?

Personal safety is something we all should take seriously. Whether it’s walking down a dark street at night or fighting off grizzly bears on the trail, pepper spray is an effective tool to fend off

How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell

Skunks are nocturnal animals that prefer to keep to themselves. However, when they sense danger, this lurking purveyor of biochemical warfare unleashes its primary defense mechanism: a nasty-smelling

Why Do Clothes Shrink in the Wash?

Knowing the do’s and don’ts of washing your clothes can be difficult, but chemistry has got your back. With a quick lesson in textile chemistry, you’ll be able to understand the different fabri

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