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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.

Innovation

Why do people get lead poisoning? Earth scientists explains what to look for

... and how it could soon change for the better.

shine a light

Study nails down a link between vitamin D and heart health

All it took was health histories, blood samples, and genetic profiles from 295,788 people.

Covid-19

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

There’s a lot we don’t know.

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.

new normal

Pandemic versus endemic: What to know about the next Covid-19 chapter

Covid-19 will become one of many medium-sized global health concerns — we’re just not sure when.

drink up

Deceptively powerful moonshot tech could bring clean water to billions

Scientists are looking to the sky for drinking water.

Cult of the individual

One quintessential American trait is responsible for spreading Covid-19 — study

The cult of the individual comes back to bite.

Toppings

Scientists find chemicals found in plastics served at popular fast-food chains

Researchers are concerned about the amount of plasticizers in popular meals.

Check, Please!

Is raw cookie dough safe? A food scientist reveals the best way to eat it

Raw cookie dough is a delicious reward for home bakers everywhere, but how dangerous is it to eat? A food safety scientist explains the risk and safe options.

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.

Nope

Why anti-vaxxers are twisting the facts behind the Chantix recall

Pfizer recalled Chantix. Anti-vaxxers felt vindicated. Here’s why they’re wrong.

know yourself

Male infertility is on the rise, experts say. Here’s what you need to know.

Male infertility is more complex and common than you might think.

Check, Please!

Are hot dogs bad for you? The truth behind the controversial report

A study looked at over 5,000 foods to determine how they might positively or negatively impact health and the environment. The news isn't good for hot dogs.

explainer

Antibody-resistant Covid-19: How it works

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

spit take

Spit take: a cheap new at-home Covid-19 test wants your saliva

A new detection device will keep a watchful eye on Covid-19 variants for as little as $3.

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.

Innovation

Why do people get lead poisoning? Earth scientists explains what to look for

... and how it could soon change for the better.

shine a light

Study nails down a link between vitamin D and heart health

All it took was health histories, blood samples, and genetic profiles from 295,788 people.

Covid-19

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

There’s a lot we don’t know.

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.

new normal

Pandemic versus endemic: What to know about the next Covid-19 chapter

Covid-19 will become one of many medium-sized global health concerns — we’re just not sure when.

drink up

Deceptively powerful moonshot tech could bring clean water to billions

Scientists are looking to the sky for drinking water.

Cult of the individual

One quintessential American trait is responsible for spreading Covid-19 — study

The cult of the individual comes back to bite.

Toppings

Scientists find chemicals found in plastics served at popular fast-food chains

Researchers are concerned about the amount of plasticizers in popular meals.

Check, Please!

Is raw cookie dough safe? A food scientist reveals the best way to eat it

Raw cookie dough is a delicious reward for home bakers everywhere, but how dangerous is it to eat? A food safety scientist explains the risk and safe options.

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.

Nope

Why anti-vaxxers are twisting the facts behind the Chantix recall

Pfizer recalled Chantix. Anti-vaxxers felt vindicated. Here’s why they’re wrong.

know yourself

Male infertility is on the rise, experts say. Here’s what you need to know.

Male infertility is more complex and common than you might think.

Check, Please!

Are hot dogs bad for you? The truth behind the controversial report

A study looked at over 5,000 foods to determine how they might positively or negatively impact health and the environment. The news isn't good for hot dogs.

explainer

Antibody-resistant Covid-19: How it works

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

spit take

Spit take: a cheap new at-home Covid-19 test wants your saliva

A new detection device will keep a watchful eye on Covid-19 variants for as little as $3.