How the food you eat affects your gut

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The bacteria in our guts can break down food the body can’t digest, produce important nutrients, regulate the immune system, and protect against harmful germs. And while we can’t control all the factors that go into maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, we can manipulate the balance of our microbes by paying attention to what we eat. Continue reading “How the food you eat affects your gut”

How the food you eat affects your gut

Watch Fire Ants Build New Giant Ant Hills in a Bin

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What happens when you introduce a massive, ravenous fire ant colony to a bin full of soil? Ant magic. Continue reading “Watch Fire Ants Build New Giant Ant Hills in a Bin”

Watch Fire Ants Build New Giant Ant Hills in a Bin

Engineering the Most Annoying Sound Ever

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Alarms come in many forms; from the gentle ping of a text message notification to the wake-up wail of a bedside clock, these sounds are a part of our lives. That’s why an alarm that could actually save your life needs to be so attention-grabbing—and intensely annoying.  Continue reading “Engineering the Most Annoying Sound Ever”

Engineering the Most Annoying Sound Ever

Why Spicy Food Burns When You Poop

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Sometimes your body won’t let you forget that spicy burrito you had yesterday! Continue reading “Why Spicy Food Burns When You Poop”

Why Spicy Food Burns When You Poop

Tadpole Cell Division Time lapse

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An incredible time lapse video of the cells in a tadpole egg dividing over a period of 33 hours.  Continue reading “Tadpole Cell Division Time lapse”

Tadpole Cell Division Time lapse

How to make tomatoes taste awesome again

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Supermarket tomatoes account for nearly 10% of produce sales in the U.S., but they taste terrible. What can be done to make them great again? Continue reading “How to make tomatoes taste awesome again”

How to make tomatoes taste awesome again

How Much Sleep Do You REALLY Need?

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What if you only slept one hour a night? Or two? Or three? Continue reading “How Much Sleep Do You REALLY Need?”

How Much Sleep Do You REALLY Need?