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Longevity Hacks

Why one type of massage can help muscles heal faster — study

There’s a curious link between mechanical stimulation, skeletal muscle repair, and immune function.

Longevity Hack

Diet study reveals optimal number of hours to sleep to boost good snack habits

If you needed another reason to prioritize sleep...

Longevity Hack

Scientists identify how many hours to eat a day to optimize longevity

Maintaining an eating schedule may help safeguard your long-term health.

Longevity Hacks

Does gut health affect weight? A new study reveals critical new data

Healthy weight loss may have less to do with limiting what you eat, and more to do with what you eat.

Longevity Hacks

Want to get better at exercising? Scientists endorse these 2 fitness hacks

New research endorses choosing specific goals and pushing yourself to start immediately.

Longevity Hacks

What is the healthiest sugary drink? It’s complicated.

A new sugar study may influence what you drink next.

Longevity Hacks

Scientists discover one kind of friend is best for brain health

And it costs zero dollars.

Longevity hacks

Scientists discover an unexpected connection between gut and heart health

Here’s another reason to not go keto.

Mind and Body

The thin line between intermittent fasting and eating disorders

The problem’s lynchpin is the difference between what scientists expect and what people actually do.

Longevity hacks

Scientists find the best time to eat protein for muscle growth

Getting swole can be a matter of meal timing.

Longevity hacks

The invisible exercise that might count more than your workout

Our “hidden” exercise matters more than we think

Longevity Hacks

This colorful diet is linked to better brain health and memory

Eat the rainbow to lower chances of cognitive decline.

Longevity hacks

One type of exercise reliably lowers your risk of death, scientists say

Biking decreases the risk of mortality for those with diabetes, reports a new study. Scientists say this benefit is likely to be seen by all cyclists.

Longevity hacks

One gut-healthy diet can calm inflammation

“That was absolutely incredible result, and I think probably better than anyone had really anticipated.”

Longevity hacks

One change at work could boost your health and productivity

Iceland experiment reveals to work better, you should work less.

Longevity hacks

Scientists propose new theory for why music is a critical part of exercise

Music helped people “perform to the same level as when they were not mentally fatigued.”

Leg Day Observer
Leg Day Observer

Exercises for better posture: 2 hacks lifters should try now

Here's how weight lifters can improve one critical feature, their posture, and why that's critical for strength.

Leg Day Observer

Best stretching exercises: Why lifting is about more than strength

Here's how weight lifters can improve through mobility work and stretching.

Leg Day Observer

Is grip strength important for weight lifting? 3 facts you need to know

Here's how to improve one of the most important elements of weight lifting.

Leg Day Observer

Why gaining weight when lifting weights isn’t a problem

Here are three questions weight lifters need to ask.

Leg Day Observer

The one piece of equipment you need to achieve strength, cardio, and health

Kettlebells are a deceptively simple way to get fit.

Leg Day Observer

Olympic weightlifting 2021: How to become a fan, before it’s too late

The Tokyo Games may be the Olympics’ last waltz with the barbell. Here’s how to watch it.

Leg Day Observer

How to choose the right weight lifting shoes

Leg day observer

How sore is too sore? What every weight lifter needs to know

While soreness can be brutal, it’s not exactly pain.

Leg Day Observer

Why are weightlifters so short? The height-lifting connection, explained

Is it better for weightlifters to be tall or short? The answer is more complicated than you think.

Leg Day Observer

Why butts are the “Trojan horse” way to get healthy

Don't underestimate the butt.

Leg Day Observer

Bodyweight workouts: How to skip the gym and still get fit

These no (or very minimal) equipment workouts can still get you strong.

Leg Day Observer

Why weight lifters need to pay more attention to their feet

A foot can't grow like a bicep, but it can become stronger.

Leg Day Observer

Need to take a weight lifting break? Use these ‘eccentric’ exercises instead

All exercises contain three phases of movements.

Leg Day Observer

Can you lift weights too much? How to get stronger, sustainably

In a technical sense, it’s impossible to lift too much. But over time it’s unavoidable.

Leg Day Observer

How to solve the muscle problem that’s coming for us all

Leg Day Observer

Can athletes weight lift too much? Tom Brady’s workouts trigger a debate

Most in the NFL workout with serious weight — except the league's most famous player.

Understand Covid-19
Codex

Covid-19 vaccine booster shot: Schedule, side-effects, concerns, and effectiveness

Covid-19 booster shots are set to be released to the U.S. public. Here's everything you need to know.

Stop! Hammer time

How excited should you be about the Covid pill? 7 critical questions answered

The Merck drug could become the first antiviral pill for Covid-19.

Covid-19

Myocarditis and Covid-19 vaccines: A cardiologist says what you need to know

The jury's still out about one specific population.

Covid-19

To boost or not to boost: 10 questions about Covid-19 boosters answered

There's a lot of conflicting information about Covid-19 booster shots. Here's what you need to know.

This week in science

Jupiter's strange Spot and more: Understand the world through 8 images

Future of Health

Covid-19 exposed the one huge reason doctors remain so crucial in the era of A.I.

Medicine is being increasingly performed by robots and smart apps, but this "sexy new technology" may have just as many downsides and benefits.

Mind and Body

What’s in Covid-19 vaccines? Hint: no microchips

A simple breakdown of every ingredient in the Covid-19 vaccines.

Mask up

This psychological trick could get people to follow Covid-19 rules

“The advocacy-mindfulness combination is so powerful because it makes people think about their own behavior.”

Third dose?

Covid-19 booster shots: 8 questions and science-backed answers

Your questions about the third dose, answered.

Sunday Scaries

Coronavirus vaccines found to cause an overlooked, positive outcome

New results reveal an unintended consequence of vaccine rollout.

Fact-check

Swollen balls and impotency: Fact-checking Covid-19 vaccine claims

There’s no evidence “that any of the Covid-19 vaccines available in the U.S. negatively impact male fertility.”

Mind and Body

Five reasons why gardening is great for your health

Get out there and garden.

explainer

Antibody-resistant Covid-19: How it works

Here’s how antibodies stop spike proteins from unlocking your cells.

Sunday Scaries

Four mental health strategies learned during Covid-19

This long pandemic has ignited cascading effects.

winter is coming

6 lessons from a weird, horny summer to stay safe during Delta winter

Covid-19

How worried should you be about Lambda? 7 critical facts about the variant

Researchers don't yet have all the answers, but they do know how to best protect yourself from infection.

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Seared

How pumpkin spice flavor was created in a lab

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How to make scientifically perfect ice cream

It's all about balancing the equation.

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How yeast makes bread bubbly and delicious

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How to make fluffy, delectable meringue using science

A scientific look at the power of eggs.

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The Science Behind Crunchy Fried Chicken

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How flavor chemists designed the controversial pumpkin spice

A little nutmeg has caused so much drama.

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How to create the perfect scoop of ice cream — with science

When one element goes up, the other must come down.

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Mastering sourdough with the science of yeast

How to use the magic microorganisms that make bread rise to create a golden brown loaf.

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Why science is so important for the decadent pavlova

Pavlovas are a decidedly retro dessert named after a Russian ballerina.

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How to get the crunchiest, juiciest fried chicken using science

A food scientist lays out the process of “flash evaporation” to achieve a crispy, dry exterior with a satisfying bite.

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Beer + Chicken = Slammable Chicken

Cooking with beer can be easy — if you follow a few basic scientific laws.

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How to turn the volume way up on a classic ceviche using science

A culinary scientist talks about the power of cooking with acid in the kitchen.

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The science of grilling with smoke

A renowned molecular gastronomy chef shows you how. 🔥

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2 beers and a little science can make a slammable chicken

Beer can enhance food in two ways: The alcohol's chemical abilities and the flavor — pilsner, in my case — can elevate your dish.

Gut check
Gut check

Scientist identify a complex link between gut bacteria and prostate cancer

A widely used treatment for advanced prostate cancer can be thwarted by gut microbiota.

Longevity Hacks

Does gut health affect weight? A new study reveals critical new data

Healthy weight loss may have less to do with limiting what you eat, and more to do with what you eat.

Stomach secrets

6 actions to boost your microbiome for a healthier life

It won’t just be your stomach that thanks you.

Gut Feeling

7 hidden health reasons to restore gut microbiota

Thanks to the gut-brain connection, your whole self will benefit from a flourishing microbiome.

Gut check

Scientists discover a “mind-blowing” link between gut health and age reversal

“By restoring health in the microbiome we’re able to reverse age-related cognitive deficits,” scientists say about their new study in mice.

Longevity hacks

One gut-healthy diet can calm inflammation

“That was absolutely incredible result, and I think probably better than anyone had really anticipated.”

Gut rut

A link between fungi and gut health may mean a treatment for inflammation

Scientists find “sophisticated communication” between fungi and our immune system.

Inverse Daily

The best way to prepare raw chicken, according to science

Plus: Richard Branson triumphs in Virgin Galactic flight and scientists discover a fresh link between diet, the gut microbiome, and disease.

Eat your beans

A link between the gut and diet may mean a cure for an incurable disease

“The hypothesis has always been that bacterial composition is tightly linked to diet.”

24 hour pharmacy

The military is funding a "living pharmacy" scientists can stick inside you

The device will use genetically engineered, light-sensitive cells to hack your body’s natural processes.

Gut feeling

How fasting changes your gut microbiome

The timing of eating matters.

Going back

What ancient feces can tell us about our modern diet

A new analysis reveals the gut microbiome we may have lost for good.

Longevity hacks

Keep your gut bacteria happy by eating more of these 5 food groups

Study confirms what we suspected about inflammation and the gut microbiome

Sunday Scaries

2 critical emotional states are influenced by gut health — study

New research takes the concept of a "gut feeling" to a whole other level.

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Icky thump

10 milestones in the quest to transplant animal organs to humans

It’s not just a marvel of modern medicine.

Think fast

Can fasting be good for you? Two studies reveal how it changes the body

Here’s why the eating pattern can result in health benefits.

Codex

Covid-19 vaccine booster shot: Schedule, side-effects, concerns, and effectiveness

Covid-19 booster shots are set to be released to the U.S. public. Here's everything you need to know.

Longevity Hacks

Why one type of massage can help muscles heal faster — study

There’s a curious link between mechanical stimulation, skeletal muscle repair, and immune function.

Mind and Body

How modern society may have ruined biological sleep

Sleep onset was determined not by a set bedtime, but by whether there were things to do.

Sunday Scaries

New study reveals one overlooked factor that can keep your brain younger

“This is a very good news story.”

Stop! Hammer time

How excited should you be about the Covid pill? 7 critical questions answered

The Merck drug could become the first antiviral pill for Covid-19.

Covid-19

Myocarditis and Covid-19 vaccines: A cardiologist says what you need to know

The jury's still out about one specific population.

Mind and Body

Sleep and psychiatric diagnoses: Scientists explain a complicated link

New research illustrates the strength of the connection between mental health and sleep.

The Superhero Issue

Superhero cosplay makes you a better person for one science-backed reason

Research suggests we're hardwired to seek out tales of heroic adventures. Studies show just thinking about these characters can influence how we feel and act.

Gut check

Scientist identify a complex link between gut bacteria and prostate cancer

A widely used treatment for advanced prostate cancer can be thwarted by gut microbiota.

Covid-19

To boost or not to boost: 10 questions about Covid-19 boosters answered

There's a lot of conflicting information about Covid-19 booster shots. Here's what you need to know.

Sunday Scaries

Scientists reveal how 2 forms of therapy can change the brain

A recent study probes therapeutic interventions for social anxiety.

Mind and Body

Five biological factors may help explain prescription drug side effects

Not all drugs do the same thing in all people.

Mind and Body

These 10 small changes can prevent weight gain

One small step today, one giant leap to preventing obesity.

Mind and Body

Are cold showers good for you? The benefits may surprise you

It’s a pretty unpleasant way to start the day.