Mind & Body

Longevity Hacks
Longevity Hacks

To improve mindfulness, sleep this many minutes extra per night

A new study adds a potentially life-changing benefit to snoozing.

The Abstract Podcast

Breaking bad: How to create positive changes that stick

In this episode, we discuss how to crush bad habits and create new routines that lead to better health.

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Science reveals the perfect time to drink coffee for a healthy metabolism

"Knowing this can have important health benefits for us all."

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One type of exercise has 6 brain boosting effects

"Exercise makes you happy and focused."

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Can baths improve your health? Scientists find a surprisingly positive effect

"Aside from diet and exercise, heat therapy might be promising."

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Exercise study pinpoints the easiest way to stay fit, even if you WFH

"When it comes to health benefits, intensity is not the only factor."

Longevity hacks

Can weightlifting keep you from getting sick? Immunity study explains

Strong muscles may keep the immune system from running out of steam.

Longevity Hacks

Exercise counteracts a dangerous effect of air pollution

"Exercise should be promoted even in polluted areas."

Longevity hacks

One diet can cut the risk of death by over 10% — study

"Now, more than ever, it’s important that we keep our bodies as healthy as we possibly can."

The Abstract Podcast

How healthy are you?

In this episode, we discuss what the latest science has to say about how healthy you are.

Work to live

People with these types of jobs live longer — study

Your work environment can influence how long you live.

Longevity hacks

This lockdown friendly-activity is equal to 2 popular types of exercise

Time to get your hands dirty.

Leg Day Observer
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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.

Mind and Body

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Understand Covid-19
Fauci Dispatch

4 Fauci takes that provide crucial context for the end of 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci on the fall surge, and when we can expect "the sun to come up."

welcome to hell

MIT designs a heated copper-mesh mask that's apocalypse-ready

Coronavirus 2021

A year after Covid-19, 2 factors are critical to making it through 2021

New projections hint at what could happen by February.

Keep your distance

As "pandemic fatigue" grows, scientists encourage one pivotal behavior

"I wish I could suggest a way to help people continue to be careful."

Pandemic Predictions

Why outbreaks can still happen, even if most people get vaccinated — study

A 2019 disease reveals a key lesson about herd immunity in 2020.

Temperature drop

Covid-19 winter: A scientific guide to staying safe indoors

Avoid the 3 C's: closed, crowded, and close contact.

Bye bye bye?

How do pandemics end?

History suggests diseases fade but are almost never truly gone.

WHO guidelines

4 essential strategies to stop the spread of Covid-19

A lockdown might not always be the answer.

Pandemic hygiene

Everything to know about Covid-19 and surfaces

But first, don't panic.

Feature

Why the most confusing part about Covid-19 may soon have a clearer answer

A thousand Inverse readers have pegged one question their biggest.

Fauci Dispatch

3 Fauci quotes to guide how to live during the fall coronavirus surge

Dr. Fauci on Thanksgiving, voting, and why we should focus on public health rather than lockdowns.

Endgame

What medieval plague spread can teach us about pandemic acceleration

The Black Death was just the start.

Eat Better
sugar rush

Microbiome study explains how sugar hijacks an essential part of health

Leg Day Observer

The protein shake and beyond: What to know about eating and exercising

The ideal post-workout meal is not so different from a pre-workout snack.

Mmmmm

A psychologist reveals the one baking project tied to positive mental health

Grab a spatula and head to the kitchen.

Eco milk

Which milk is best for the environment: dairy, nut, soy, hemp, or grain?

Let's look at the evidence.

Milk

How to choose the healthiest milk alternative

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How flavor chemists designed the controversial pumpkin spice

A little nutmeg has caused so much drama.

Food fuel

Health experts agree: These 5 food types are best for strength and longevity

Up the protein!

Circadian rhythm

One body clock gene proves to have a powerful effect on metabolism — study

Researchers set to find out why the body is able to manage one-off instances of late-night eating without health consequences.

Leg Day Observer

The macros diet has one overlooked benefit you need to know about

The macros diet is, of course about the food you put in your body. But it's also about how it expands your mind.

Mind and Body

Leg Day Observer

Nimble by Inverse

How this company used its love of coffee to lift its team back up again

“Once we forced ourselves to be vulnerable, connect, share, and laugh, morale and creativity were through the roof.”

cognitive architecture

One evolutionary advantage screws with food choices today

"This memory bias may still influence how we navigate modern food settings today."

Fauci Dispatch

4 Fauci takes that provide crucial context for the end of 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci on the fall surge, and when we can expect "the sun to come up."

sugar rush

Microbiome study explains how sugar hijacks an essential part of health

Coronavirus 2021

A year after Covid-19, 2 factors are critical to making it through 2021

New projections hint at what could happen by February.

Mindfulness

Trying to be mindful? Get more sleep

Pandemic Predictions

Why outbreaks can still happen, even if most people get vaccinated — study

A 2019 disease reveals a key lesson about herd immunity in 2020.

Sunday Scaries

The 1 step you can take to protect your mental health from politics

The action most critical to the political process is a mental health outlier.

Temperature drop

Covid-19 winter: A scientific guide to staying safe indoors

Avoid the 3 C's: closed, crowded, and close contact.

Bye bye bye?

How do pandemics end?

History suggests diseases fade but are almost never truly gone.

WHO guidelines

4 essential strategies to stop the spread of Covid-19

A lockdown might not always be the answer.

Pandemic hygiene

Everything to know about Covid-19 and surfaces

But first, don't panic.

Strategy

Miserable at work? Three steps to make a career change that lasts

An expert explains how to reboot your career for the better.

Leg Day Observer

The protein shake and beyond: What to know about eating and exercising

The ideal post-workout meal is not so different from a pre-workout snack.