Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
From the archives: things you're afraid to ask about digestion.
A new way of structuring fats could be the key
How scientists taxidermied the last Pinta Island tortoise
Yes, but they never lose that slender figure.
The bears can put on a lot of weight, and take it off, with relative ease.
Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.
A new study examines the weird ways cocaine changes people's metabolisms.
It takes real proof to back up even the simplest theories--these 10 studies show that the obvious can have not-so-obvious implications
Confident a co-worker has a tendency to retain water? Bet against him on the Tanita Innerscan BC-350's body water line (and then make sure he chugs his beverage at lunch)
Obesity is booming, yet there are only two medications approved for long-term weight loss. Why is it so hard to make a diet pill that works? For one thing, evolution hates diets
Still in the works, a new food additive promises to lower the fat level of any food
The next big thing in alternative energy: your body. Wasted energy from your movements may not be enough to power your house, but it will be charging your cellphone and more within the next decade
Low-carb dieters lose brain function as well as poundage
Cancer-killing nanoparticles, fat-fighting nucleic acids and more breakthroughs set to transform health care
The author subjects himself to genetic tests, scans and other high-tech diagnostics to report on how the trend toward "personalized medicine" will affect us
The Issue: Get fat, live longer! Thatâ€™s the euphoric reaction to the media hyping of a CDC study. But put down that pie
It's called body packing, it's dangerous and gross, and new technology makes gut-based drug smuggling harder to spot.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
The jury is out, but the answer always entails a healthy dose of biology and sociology.