Mind & Body

Longevity Hacks
Longevity hacks

Going to bed before this time could boost your metabolic health

Sorry, night owls.

Longevity hacks

Eating at this hour is associated with lower depression and anxiety, study shows

If you work the graveyard shift, read this.

Longevity hacks

Brushing your teeth can protect brain health, new research reveals

Brush your teeth for your brain’s sake.

Longevity hacks

Microbreaks may be a ‘panacea’ for workday wellness

Anywhere between 8 seconds and 10 minutes does you some good.

Longevity hacks

This indispensable habit reduces your risk of getting Covid-19

Surprise — an exercise habit protects us against the novel pathogen.

Longevity Hacks

Research reveals the best way to exercise — and it’s surprisingly simple

Even a minute of lifting is beneficial.

Longevity hacks

Neuroscientists finally figured out why thinking can be so exhausting

Your brain is begging you to go touch grass.

Longevity Hacks

Unripe bananas have a hereditary cancer prevention property — study

Finally: a reason to eat more starch!

Longevity hacks

This humble vitamin might be a worthwhile supplement for anxiety

It’s certainly worth a shot.

Longevity hacks

Exercising only on the weekends has surprising health benefits — study

Don’t be ashamed to be a weekend warrior.

Longevity hacks

A psychiatrist’s guide to coexisting with intrusive thoughts

It’s not about controlling the thoughts, it’s about not letting the thoughts control you.

Longevity hacks

This everyday behavior is essential to preventing heart disease

Don’t feel guilty about sleeping in, because it’s good for your health.

Longevity Hacks

Stop wasting money on this ineffective daily regimen

Just get gummy worms if that’s what you really want.

Longevity Hacks

These 90-plus-year-old women reveal the secret to living a long, happy life

Looking on the bright side of life is backed by science.

Longevity Hacks

This coffee hack could improve your gut health and make you live longer

Here’s what science can glean from your daily coffee order.

Weight a Minute

Researchers: Pump iron for 30 minutes a week to ward off early death

A little goes a long way.

Leg Day Observer
Leg Day Observer

Weight training: What is the ideal rep range for your goals?

Rep ranges, like most topics in lifting, can be explained by progressive overload.

Leg Day Observer

Why “micro workouts” can have significant mental and physical benefits

There are advantages to fitting short bursts of exercise into your day.

Leg Day Observer

Mindfulness plays a crucial role in lifting — here’s how to do it right

Research shows that mental training can increase gains at the gym.

Leg Day Observer

Is creatine necessary? A shortage of the cult-like supplement forces lifters to question its importance

While creatine has a long history as a strength and performance supplement, there’s still a bit of confusion around it.

Leg Day Observer

Do three-second lifts work? A sports science breaks down how much time you should actually spend lifting weights

A few seconds of lifting a day can lead to strength, but there’s a catch.

Leg Day Observer

How to start lifting at any age

Does strength fade as we age — or can we maintain it?

Leg Day Observer

Why is it nearly impossible to master the squat?

The exercise may take a lifetime to master.

Leg Day Observer

Is lifting weights good for runners? Yes, if you do it right

Strength training can help runners achieve faster times and prevent common injuries.

Leg Day Observer

How to set weight lifting goals and succeed: 3 expert tips to hit your benchmarks

Finding balance is key to following through on your goals.

Leg Day Observer

What are good weight lifting benchmarks? The science of milestones, explained

We all train to get somewhere, even if we don’t know where to.

Leg Day Observer

What time should you eat to gain muscle? The complex science, explained

Does meal timing affect muscle growth? Here’s what you need to know.

Leg Day Observer

Is coffee before workouts good or bad? The benefits of caffeine, explained

Leg Day Observer

How to get good at exercise: The secret is right in front of you

Here are the exercises to try again.

Leg Day Observer

Upper body strength: The exercises and stretches you need to try

Too many “leg days”? Here’s how to catch up your upper body.

Leg Day Observer

Does sprint training increase strength? What weight lifters need to know

Sprint training should be viewed as a type of strength training.

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.

Understand Covid-19
Mind and Body

What scientists know — and don’t know — about the Langya virus

Feeling worried? Don’t be yet.

Opinion

Research on a deadly bacteria might be a Covid-19 vaccine gamechanger

Opinion: This promising science presents an opportunity to make a lasting and wider impact beyond Covid-19.

Covid-19

Paxlovid and rebound Covid-19 infections: What you need to know

Researchers are still not sure what causes this form of rebound Covid-19.

Don't Panic

Monkeypox is spreading around the world — here's why you shouldn't panic

An unusually high number of cases have been found in places where the virus isn't endemic.

Mind and Body

Nasal vaccines could be key to finally defeating Covid-19 — here’s why

A doctor answers five crucial questions about the vaccine technology.

Coronavirus

Omicron subvariants: An epidemiologist answers 5 essential questions

Here’s a rundown.

Mind and Body

More than half of Americans have had Covid-19 — here's how to tell if you are one of them

The CDC says 60 percent of people in the U.S. have contracted Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

Mind and Body

Mask recommendations are constantly in flux — here's the last mask guide you'll ever need

Few mitigation measures have inflamed tensions more than masks and mask mandates.

Mind and Body

Overconfidence kills: The CDC and WHO still haven’t learned how to effectively communicate uncertainty

If there's one communications lesson from the pandemic, it's the importance of navigating uncertainty.

The Inverse Review

The Bubble review: Judd Apatow’s new Netflix comedy is the worst movie of 2022

Pandemic humor that’s so bad, it’s upsetting.

Mind and Body

Covid-19 demonstrates a flaw of human psychology we’ve known about for centuries

We can and should do better.

Mind and Body

Child Covid-19 vaccines: What the U.K.'s confusing rollout reveals

The aim is not to tackle omicron, but to future-proof childhood immunity against the next generation of variants.

Some good news

You don’t need an Omicron-specific Covid-19 booster — here’s why

Get your booster.

Mind and Body

The secret to treating Long Covid may lie in the gut microbiome

Bacterial populations may predict who gets Long Covid.

Mind and Body

Why Covid-19 could give Conservative politics a huge boost in 2022

It’s set to be an intense year.

Blue Death

Covid-19 could become the next cholera if we ignore this one deadly lesson

The cholera of today can teach us about the Covid-19 of tomorrow.

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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.

Seared

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.

Seared

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
Mighty Bugs

Your gut microbes can help fight cancer, new research reveals

Gut microbiome research is still relatively uncharted territory.

Detox

Peeing Red: What is beeturia and who gets it?

If you ate beets last night and are seeing red, don't panic.

Hold the sugar!

One common misunderstood ingredient could be damaging your gut bacteria — study

Artificial sweeteners are failing at their one and only task.

Catch them all

Fugitive gut bacteria can disrupt our immune systems. Here's how we can capture them

Your friendly, neighborhood antibodies are the key.

Gut check

Bacteria-eating virus cocktails may effectively treat gut inflammation — study

Two huge breakthroughs could change the game for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

gut check

Genetically engineered gut bacteria boost long-term metabolic health — mouse study

This technique could eventually help treat human metabolic conditions using our own genetically-engineered bacteria.

Longevity Hacks

Unripe bananas have a hereditary cancer prevention property — study

Finally: a reason to eat more starch!

A chemical switch

Why this pervasive immune chemical may be behind pain in IBS

For some people with IBS, blocking histamine may lead us to some potent pain relievers

Open Wide

The secret to gut health is already in your mouth

Your oral microbiome plays a key role in your health — here's how to keep it happy.

Sunday Scaries

Why scientists think these dietary supplements may help treat depression

While probiotics alone aren’t the cure, they could help as an add-on to other treatments.

Beer gut

Beer might actually improve gut health, study finds

Beer belly, but make it biodiverse.

Check, please!

Does coffee make you poop? A gastroenterologist gets to the bottom of it

The connection is more complicated than you might think.

in and out

The baby poop of hunter-gatherers could unlock better gut health

The Hadza are known for their exceptional microbiomes.

Check, please!

Can ginger cure nausea? A gastroenterologist reveals the spicy truth

It certainly doesn’t hurt.

Opinion

Antibiotics can hurt your gut microbiome, leading to a deadly fungal infection — study

One of the risk factors for getting invasive candidiasis is antibiotics.

Gaming

A brief history of video game poop

A trail of turds from Earthbound to Death Stranding.

More Mind & Body
Mind and Body

A new viral cousin of Covid-19 can resist vaccine immunity, study finds

Here's what you need to know about a new Covid-like virus from bats

Mighty Bugs

Your gut microbes can help fight cancer, new research reveals

Gut microbiome research is still relatively uncharted territory.

Detox

Why you shouldn't sleep in on the weekend (sorry)

We don't like it either.

Sunday Scaires

Is ketamine the secret to treating depression? Mental health studies reveal its potential

The need for new mental health treatments is obvious — ketamine may be one solution.

Mind and Body

These two daily activities are wreaking havoc on teens’ sleep

Adolescents need more than nine hours of daily sleep to be physically and mentally healthy.

Mind and Body

Is someone you care about going through a medical crisis? Here’s how to best support them

Trauma experts explain common challenges and how to avoid them.

Protect yourself

What are the side effects of the new Covid-19 bivalent booster? Here’s what you need to know

The FDA authorized both Pfizer and Moderna's Omicron-specific jabs.

Public Health

Do I need a polio booster?

The CDC has new recommendations.

Climate Crisis

Extreme heat linked to harassment at work, study reveals

Climate change has serious effects on human behavior with implications for workplace interactions and productivity.

Longevity hacks

Eating at this hour is associated with lower depression and anxiety, study shows

If you work the graveyard shift, read this.

Detox

Should you take a personalized multivitamin? A nutrition expert explains one big problem with these regimens

Here’s what we actually know and don’t know about micronutrients.

Sunday Scaries

Scientists know why we are so indecisive — and how to get over it

“People are generally quite bad at perceiving and using probability information.”

Call for help

Need to use 988? 4 key questions about the new mental health crisis hotline, answered

Here’s what we know about the new number.

Clean air matters

Air pollution can damage teens' hearts within two hours, study finds

Fine particulate air pollution increased incidents of cardiac arrhythmias in teens.

Detox

Peeing Red: What is beeturia and who gets it?

If you ate beets last night and are seeing red, don't panic.

Covid-19

Psychological distress may increase your odds of getting long Covid, study finds

The results could help us better understand the condition that is currently affecting millions of Americans.