Mind & Body

Longevity Hacks
The Magic Hour

Scientists find the best bedtime for heart health

Stop draggin’ your heart around, past 10 p.m.

Versus

Good fat vs bad fat: Study links one type of fat to a higher risk of stroke

However, scientists have long struggled to prove which kind of fat matters.

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

Longevity hacks

Scientists discover an unexpected connection between gut and heart health

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.”

Leg Day Observer
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.

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.

Understand Covid-19
Gut Week

Gut health could prevent one of the most worrying Covid-19 side effects

“Maintaining a healthy microbiome through healthy diet would definitely benefit in fighting against Covid-19.”

Happy Holidays

Covid-19 and the holiday season: Tests, travel, and vaccine questions answered

There are ways to minimize your risk of contracting or transmitting Covid-19 over the holiday season.

Mind and Body

Has Covid-19 changed our relationship to drugs? Why the answer is so complicated

Research the pandemic changed many people’s relationship to drugs. In this case, drugs were less about feeling good and more about not feeling bad.

Mind and Body

Does smell training work for Covid-19 anosmia? Here's what scientists know

Covid-19 has caused 1.6 million Americans to lose their sense for longer than six months.

Mind and Body

Covid-19: We're already forgetting the best lesson from the 1918 pandemic

There are individual and collective dangers to this forced amnesia.

Covid-19

Scientists find a hopeful link between antidepressants and surviving Covid-19

A growing body of evidence suggests Covid-19 patients on SSRIs are less likely to die.

Wakanda Forever

Why Black Panther 2 isn't stuck with anti-vaxxer Letitia Wright

It’s the characters that matter.

Mind and Body

Endemic Covid-19: How it will happen and what it means

Get ready for “Covid season.”

This week in science

James Webb Telescope launch and more: Understand the world through 8 images

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.

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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 Week

Gut health could prevent one of the most worrying Covid-19 side effects

“Maintaining a healthy microbiome through healthy diet would definitely benefit in fighting against Covid-19.”

The Inverse Interview

Can you have a “Super Gut”? A controversial doctor thinks he has the answer

A controversial doctor thinks he has the answer.

Gut Week

Why the gut may be humans’ “first brain”

This is not science fiction.

Gut Week

This one nutritional strategy can benefit gut health — and fight inflammation

A study published in July found fermented foods may be particularly useful in boosting gut microbial diversity and fighting inflammation.

Gut Week

Scientists have discovered a link between one problematic emotion and gut health

Your microbiome’s diversity may depend on your mood.

Gut week

Can vaccines help protect the gut? Fungus study hints at future treatments

Fungi are important members of the microbiome — but they can also hurt human health.

Mind and Body

Western diets may have a pernicious side-effect on the gut microbiome — study

Put down the French fries, perhaps.

Gut Week

Recipes to boost gut health: 2 delicious, science-backed dishes

Dr. Linda Shiue shares two recipes from Spicebox Kitchen.

Gut Week

Gut study uncovers a surprising role for immune cells in nutrient absorption

In a study was published earlier this year in the journal Science, scientists uncovered a direct role for immune cells in controlling nutrient absorption in the small intestine.

dirty business

Gut study reveals a “mind-blowing" strategy to reverse aging in the brain

“By restoring the microbiome, we’re targeting it through this transplantation, we’re able to reverse age-related cognitive deficits.”

Gut Week

The “disappearing” human microbiome — and the fraught push to preserve it

Competing ideas on how to collect and study our microbiota raise a vital question: Who benefits?

Mind and Body

Gut study reveals one behavior may matter more than genes for long-term health

You have the power.

Divination

Scientists link 2 gut microbes to hormone-fueled cancer

Treatment-resistant cancer may be driven — at least in part — by the makeup of the gut microbiome.

Gut Week

What is the gut?

Come along on a week-long tour.

Inverse Interview

What foods boost gut health? A doctor reveals the biggest mistake you can make

In this exclusive interview with Dr Linda Shiue, cookbook author and physician, Shiue reveals the biggest mistake you're probably making when it comes to eating for the gut.

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.

More Mind & Body
Sunday Scaries

What is high-functioning mental illness? Experts explain the difficult answer

“There is a gap between scientific knowledge and public understanding of this topic.”

Gut Week

Gut health could prevent one of the most worrying Covid-19 side effects

“Maintaining a healthy microbiome through healthy diet would definitely benefit in fighting against Covid-19.”

The Inverse Interview

Can you have a “Super Gut”? A controversial doctor thinks he has the answer

A controversial doctor thinks he has the answer.

Gut Week

Why the gut may be humans’ “first brain”

This is not science fiction.

Mind and Body

Scientists debunk a popular myth about overtraining and weight gain

There’s more to it than meets the eye.

Gut Week

This one nutritional strategy can benefit gut health — and fight inflammation

A study published in July found fermented foods may be particularly useful in boosting gut microbial diversity and fighting inflammation.

Gut Week

Scientists have discovered a link between one problematic emotion and gut health

Your microbiome’s diversity may depend on your mood.

Gut week

Can vaccines help protect the gut? Fungus study hints at future treatments

Fungi are important members of the microbiome — but they can also hurt human health.

Gratitude boost

7 ways feeling thankful boosts mental and physical health

Giving thanks is an intentional act — and can lead to some incredible outcomes.

Happy Holidays

Covid-19 and the holiday season: Tests, travel, and vaccine questions answered

There are ways to minimize your risk of contracting or transmitting Covid-19 over the holiday season.

Mind and Body

Western diets may have a pernicious side-effect on the gut microbiome — study

Put down the French fries, perhaps.

Gut Week

Recipes to boost gut health: 2 delicious, science-backed dishes

Dr. Linda Shiue shares two recipes from Spicebox Kitchen.

Gut Week

Gut study uncovers a surprising role for immune cells in nutrient absorption

In a study was published earlier this year in the journal Science, scientists uncovered a direct role for immune cells in controlling nutrient absorption in the small intestine.

Stay Hungry

One form of fasting may be best to fight inflammation — study

A new study adds evidence to the idea that a break from eating helps fight the pathology du jour.

dirty business

Gut study reveals a “mind-blowing" strategy to reverse aging in the brain

“By restoring the microbiome, we’re targeting it through this transplantation, we’re able to reverse age-related cognitive deficits.”

Gut Week

The “disappearing” human microbiome — and the fraught push to preserve it

Competing ideas on how to collect and study our microbiota raise a vital question: Who benefits?