Mind & Body

Longevity Hacks
Gene Jeanie

Scientists unravel an intriguing link between meditation and immunity

Easy Does It

Far less exercise than you think could cut your chances of a deadly brain condition

Just 18 minutes a day. Sounds doable.

Wake Up Call

Going to bed after this specific time damages metabolic health — study

In a study published last week in Diabetologia, both disturbed sleep patterns and going to sleep after midnight were correlated to a less-than-optimal postprandial response.

longevity hacks

Evolutionary biologists reveal how exercise unlocks human longevity

On the flip side, there are biological penalties for not working out.

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.

Leg Day Observer
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.

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.

Understand Covid-19
Mind and Body

PCR vs. rapid tests: The U.K. is taking a bold new approach to Covid-19

Here’s what you need to know.

Science

One cellular fighter might be the key to thwarting Covid-19

They’re T-riffic.

ABCDEFG

Can weed cure Covid-19? No, but two cannabinoids hint at a possible treatment

The results are interesting, to say the least.

Science

How deadly is omicron? What U.K. and South Africa Covid-19 data reveals

The disease is spreading.

Mind and Body

3 ways to fix one of the UK’s biggest Covid-19 vaccine problems

Vaccines remain a central defense against Covid.

Don't Panic

Stop trying to make "flurona" happen

It's never going to happen.

Mind and Body

How much sitting is too much? It's not as bad as you think

Not all types of sitting are equally bad for you.

Reel Science

The best post-apocalypse show on HBO Max reveals a strange societal truth

This new series skips past the wreckage to focus on how we can rebuild together.

Mind and Body

How did Covid-19 affect kids’ mental health? A dark divide, revealed

Researchers checked 170 studies.

Mind and Body

Omicron: Why the U.K. needs to jab 25 million in 2 months

What impact the new omicron variant will have is still unknown. The United Kingdom's National Health Service plans to roll out Covid vaccine boosters to fight the spread.

Mind and Body

Will there ever be a post-pandemic? Why the answer is out of reach

The majority thought normality would return within six months.

Covid-19

Nine immutable truths about Covid-19, two years later

Variants like Omicron can make us feel like we’re dealing with a new virus. We’re not.

This week in science

NASA restores Hubble spectrograph and more: Understand the world in 9 images

Covid-19

Why are scientists worried about omicron? 5 vital facts about the variant

There’s a lot we don’t know.

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.

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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.

Seared

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.

Seared

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. 🔥

Seared

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
Good Living

Gut study reveals why pandas get huge despite their terrible diet

Trust the gut.

Gut check

Want to quit smoking but too scared of weight gain? Your gut may hold the key

The gut microbiome is more powerful than you think.

Gut reaction

Fiber is better for immunity than probiotics — study

A new survey of dietary habits and probiotic intake among melanoma patients suggests it might be better for immunity to eat fiber than probiotics.

ZZZ

Sleep science: 6 connections show how gut health influences slumber

Getting good shut-eye has more to do with your gut than you realize.

gut feeling

Neanderthal discovery reveals an important lesson for human gut health

A study earlier this year looked at fecal samples from Neanderthals, finding diverse microbiota that suggest a plant-rich diet and more health insights.

gut check

Gut study reveals DNA changes in bacteria may alter how the body absorbs fat

In a study published this week in the journal 'Cell Host & Microbe,' scientists analyzed the genetic makeup of the myriad organisms within the gut microbiome.

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.”

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Gene Jeanie

Scientists unravel an intriguing link between meditation and immunity

Mind and Body

How one discovery transformed the search for the perfect diet

Here’s how it all works.

Sunday Scaries

What exercises improve anxiety? Why the answer is unexpectedly simple

Previous research on anxiety and exercise has been inconclusive.

Mind and Body

PCR vs. rapid tests: The U.K. is taking a bold new approach to Covid-19

Here’s what you need to know.

wink wink

Why nudges don’t work

Psychologists debunk a popular theory.

Mind and Body

One stress-relief hack has a surprising effect on your body's DNA

Here’s how it works.

Sex ed

7 ways to train your mind and body for better sex, according to experts

ABCDEFG

Can weed cure Covid-19? No, but two cannabinoids hint at a possible treatment

The results are interesting, to say the least.

Brain Buzz

Ketamine-assisted therapy could help heavy drinkers stay sober longer — study

This could be the first new treatment for alcoholism in decades.

Mind and Body

Will Dry January really help you cut back on alcohol? It’s complicated

We asked the experts.

Mind and Body

Dry January: One behavioral science hack can help you succeed

Preparation is key.

Sunday Scaries

How to help someone having a panic attack: 3 immediate actions you can take

“These physical sensations are very real.”

Mind and Body

What is the healthiest diet? Here's why calories obscure the truth

It’s not as straightforward as it seems.

Don't Panic

Stop trying to make "flurona" happen

It's never going to happen.

Promises promises

7 strategies for setting goals you can actually accomplish

The substance of your objectives — and your approach — can determine your success.

Gut check

Want to quit smoking but too scared of weight gain? Your gut may hold the key

The gut microbiome is more powerful than you think.