Acne, Gym Junkies and Drug Programs

Covering the subjects of acne, bulking up in gyms and drug programs.

Key protein linked to appetite and obesity in mice

Researchers have identified a protein that plays a key role in how the brain regulates appetite and metabolism. Loss of the protein, XRN1, from the forebrain, resulted in obese mice with an insatiable

How to program DNA robots to poke and prod cell membranes

A discovery of how to build little blocks out of DNA and get them to stick to lipids has implications for biosensing and mRNA vaccines.

Flu and heart disease: The surprising connection that should convince you to schedule your shot

Patients who have cardiovascular disease are at increased risk of serious complications from the flu, according to a new study. The study found that not only are traditional flu-related outcomes worse

Why do we remember stressful experiences better?

When the brain stores memories of objects, it creates a characteristic pattern of activity for each of them. Stress changes such memory traces.

Accelerating the discovery of new materials for 3D printing

A new data-driven system accelerates the process of discovering 3D printing materials that have multiple mechanical properties.

Gel fights drug-resistant bacteria and induces body’s natural immune defense

In the fight against multidrug-resistant bacteria, scientists have developed a new kind of antibiotic-free protection for wounds that kills drug-resistant bacteria and induces the body's own immune re

Contraceptive pill can reduce type 2 diabetes risk in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

A study has revealed for the first time that the contraceptive pill can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by over a quarter in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The research findings also

Discovery of new role for the brain’s immune cells could have Alzheimer's implications

The immune cells, known as microglia, also help regulate blood flow and maintain the brain's critical blood vessels, researchers have discovered. The findings may prove important in cognitive decline,

Doctors alerted to dangerous dry scooping workout trend

Pre-workout powders should be diluted in water, but some gym-goers are eating it neat. Doctors alerted to dangerous dry scooping workout trend The post Doctors alerted to dangerous dry scooping worko

Behavior resembling human ADHD seen in dogs

A study involving some 11,000 dogs demonstrated that the gender, age and breed of the dog, as well as any behavioral problems and certain environmental factors, are connected to hyperactive and impuls

Death and Decomposition

Are humans destroying the circle of life? #decomposition #death #burial #ecosystem Check out episode 1 of Vitals! might also like:The Top 5 Strangest Poisons That Can

How highly processed foods harm memory in the aging brain

Four weeks on a diet of highly processed food led to a strong inflammatory response in the brains of aging rats that was accompanied by behavioral signs of memory loss, a new study has found. Research

Frontline Workers to Wear Panic Buttons Amidst Spike in Assaults Against Employees | New Law Makes It a Class D Misdemeanor

Between 300 to 400 frontline workers are set to wear panic buttons amidst the increase of assaults made against employees. Learn more. Frontline Workers to Wear Panic Buttons Amidst Spike in Assaults

These 6 CBD Oils Say They Can Keep Joint Pain Away

What makes CBD one of the hot new kids on the #wellness block? Research suggests that it can ease anxiety, kick inflammation to the curb, and even relieve pain. Convenience is also a factor for this

Better Pizza Through Chemistry

This week we show you how two simple changes can turn cardboard-y pizza into award winning pie (okay, award-winning might be a slight exaggeration, but we awarded ourselves a win, so deal with it). H

Science of Concrete & the Surfside Condo Collapse

Even earthquakes aren’t supposed to bring down concrete buildings. So how did the Surfside Condominium—a modern building built in 1981—fail?You might also like:How Can Fertilizer Explode?https:

Vegan Oyster Mushroom Caesar Salad

The star of this Vegan Caesar Salad is the oyster mushrooms that we sear using a special pressing method that makes it umami-rich and crunchy on the outside while juicy and flavor-packed inside. Vega

Roasted Tomato Salsa

The deep, caramelized flavors of roasted tomatoes and onions alongside the smokiness of the chipotles equals an incredibly good salsa. Continue reading Roasted Tomato Salsa on 101 Cookbooks Roasted T

Are We Standing on a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds?

There might be a quadrillion tons of diamonds 100 miles below Earth’s surface. But the furthest we’ve traveled is 7 miles down, so how could we know that? #diamonds #seismicwaves #earthYou might

Plastic Rain

Every year more than 1,000 tons of plastic rains down onto national parks and wilderness in the western U.S. Where does that plastic come from? And is it also in rain that falls on Washington, DC?#mi

We Tried to Preserve a Strawberry Forever. Things Got…Ugly

To learn more about preservatives, check out George’s book’ve heard of the epoxy hot dog, but how about the epoxy strawberry? On this week’s episode we’re

How Does Sunscreen Work? Can it Really Prevent Wrinkles and Cancer?

To learn more about sunscreen, check out Ingredients at Does slathering on sunscreen do anything beyond preventing a sunburn? Can it actually stop us from getting

How Carbon Capture Works

Elon Musk is shelling out a hundred millions dollars to anyone who can come up with a way of removing CO2 from our atmosphere. Time to win that sweet, sweet carbon capture money.Here’s that very co

How Lead (Maybe?) Caused the Downfall of the Roman Empire

Ancient Rome’s emperors did some pretty bizarre stuff—bursting into uncontrollable fits of laughter, appointing a horse as a priest, dressing in animal skins and attacking people… the list goes

Pub Chemistry Trivia to Help You Interact With Humans

Excited to get back out in the world but worried you’ve forgotten how to talk to other humans? We have some chemistry trivia to help ease you back in.#trivia #chemistry++ Note: A viewer pointed out

Juicy Bulgogi Brisket Sliders Will Be on Repeat This Summer

Chef Hooni Kim is Korean, but he only recently started cooking Korean food. He was born in Seoul but moved to America when he was a kid, where as a young college student he pursued a medical degree

The Best Low-Carb and Low-Calorie Beers

If you’re looking for the best low-carb beers and low-calorie beers available in 2021, we’ve done the testing for you. See our list of tasty, fresh, and full-bodied beers that are low in carbs

Madeira’s Role in the Declaration of Independence

What is Madeira? Glad you asked. This fortified dessert wine (similar to port) used to be the drink of choice in young America. Here’s how that happened, how it fell out of favor, and what you need

A Guide to Sage, Our Favorite Fall Herb

When it comes to the savory end of the warm and cozy fall flavor spectrum, sage is perhaps the quintessential taste of the season. Rosemary and thyme rank high too, but sage is the chief flavor a

12 Irresistible Heirloom Tomato Recipes for Summer

Our food calendar has two seasons: heirloom tomato season and then, sadly, the rest of the year. When heirloom tomatoes weigh down the tables at farmers’ markets and fill the bins at our ne

Red, White, and Blue Pop Rocks Recipes to Celebrate 4th of July with a Bang

Aside from grilled foods and refreshing summer cocktails (because #obviously), fireworks are inarguably the best part of Independence Day. Now you can have your fireworks and eat them too with

12 Budget-Friendly Slow Cooker Meals to Serve a Crowd

Snyferok/Getty Images If you’re trying to throw a dinner party without stressing yourself out, a slow cooker may become your new best friend. These easy Crock-Pot dinner party recipes are al

Missed the Latest Facebook Drama? Here’s What You Need to Know

Facebook is in the hot seat again. But this time, we kind of saw it coming. Design by Wenzdai Last month, a whistleblower — who we now know as 37-year-old Frances Haugen, a former product

10 New Ways to Eat Carnitas

If you’re a fan of Mexican food, you’ve probably tasted carnitas—slow-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth shredded pork that’s oozing with south-of-the-border flavor, and a staple on any menu. Tradi

Make This Easy 3-Ingredient Ricotta Cheese in Just Over an Hour

If you thought you’d need hard-to-get ingredients, specialized equipment, or a basement cave to make cheese in your own home, think again. In fact, you likely have all the needed supplies for 


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