Scientists grow beef cells in rice to make new protein-rich space food

In a move that will make some stomachs growl and others turn, Korean scientists have taken muscle and fat stem cells from cows and transplanted them into grains of rice. The end result is a new, high-protein food that should be cheap, environmentally f… Continue reading Scientists grow beef cells in rice to make new protein-rich space food

For better sugar-reduced chocolate … just swap in some oat flour?

While chocolate will likely never be considered an overall healthy food, it would be good if there could at least be a lower-sugar version of it that people liked just as much as the real thing. Well, it turns out that the addition of oat flour could h… Continue reading For better sugar-reduced chocolate … just swap in some oat flour?

Invasive ant causes chain-reaction, sparing zebras from lions in Kenya

It almost sounds like a fairytale: a tiny ant dramatically impacting a giant lion. But thanks to a study that reveals just how interconnected all life forms really are, researchers have just figured out that it happened on the savannas of Africa.Contin… Continue reading Invasive ant causes chain-reaction, sparing zebras from lions in Kenya

Brain mechanism behind ‘the munchies’ discovered in new study

By giving mice vaporized cannabis, researchers have uncovered a brain mechanism that causes the drug’s appetite-stimulating effects, known as ‘the munchies’. The findings could pave the way for therapeutics to treat appetite disorders like anorexia and… Continue reading Brain mechanism behind ‘the munchies’ discovered in new study

Puresky converts kitchen waste to compost in a claimed six hours

Although we should try to keep as little of our organic waste as possible from going to the landfill, not everyone has the outdoor space for a compost heap. The Puresky Waste Composter is designed to help, by moving the composting indoors.Continue Read… Continue reading Puresky converts kitchen waste to compost in a claimed six hours

Scientifically formulated salad may be served on tomorrow’s spaceships

In order to survive long trips to other planets, astronauts are going to have to eat more than just easily-stored TV dinners and ramen noodles. With that fact in mind, scientists recently created what they determined could be the ideal fresh-food meal … Continue reading Scientifically formulated salad may be served on tomorrow’s spaceships

Little changes science recommended in 2023 for big health benefits

You really can see big health benefits from incremental changes, says a substantial amount of research from 2023

While 2023 saw some major breakthroughs in the fields of medicine and biology (daily cancer pill anyone?), it was also a year in which researchers homed in on a variety of relatively small and simple lifestyle modifications that can positively impact human health. These are discoveries you can use right now to potentially boost your health, fight disease, and live longer. As the year draws to a close, we thought we’d share some of them with you so that you can put a little science power behind whatever winds up on your resolution list this year.

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Vibrating pill treats obesity by tricking stomach into feeling full

Although we might ignore it during the holidays, usually the stomach signals the brain to tell you when you’ve had enough to eat. Now, scientists at MIT have found a way to hijack that mechanism with a vibrating pill that can help reduce appetite and p… Continue reading Vibrating pill treats obesity by tricking stomach into feeling full

Coke not better at clearing food stuck in your throat, study finds

With Christmas almost upon us, many are undoubtedly looking forward to tucking into a tasty festive meal. In situations where food gets stuck in your throat, many people – including many medical professionals – recommend drinking Coca-Cola to clear the… Continue reading Coke not better at clearing food stuck in your throat, study finds