Proposition 37, the ballot initiative that would have made California the first in the nation to require the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on processed foods, has failed, receiving 46 percent of the vote with 82 percent of precincts reporting.The news is seen as a blow to many in ... More >>
Now we know Mighty Mouse's snack of choice. While testing the effects of yogurt on obesity, scientists at MIT made a pretty awesome discovery. Male lab mice that were fed yogurt had bigger testicles than non-yogurt-eating mice.According to Scientific American, the mice were divided into two gr ... More >>
Remember that Rand Corporation study from earlier this year that claimed crime actually increased in L.A. neighborhoods where cops closed medical marijuana dispensaries? The one that forgot to include crime statistics compiled by the Los Angeles Police Department?? The one that Rand had to retrac ... More >>
Gout was historically known as the disease of kings blah blah blah--you know, because they ate so much and did so little (although it must be said the only reason Henry VIII became husky was because of an injury he suffered--for a truly chubby, shiftless bon vivant, you have to look to the French ... More >>
Harald zur Hausen is a towering figure in the world of cancer research, being that he was the first scientist to link cervical cancer to the human papilloma virus (HPV) and has produced other groundbreaking research on the subject. He won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2008, so whe ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsEver seen cane rats? Look at the picture above--they're huge! Bigger than a chicken, almost the size of a suckling pig. They also might be the solution to Africa's persistent hunger problems, according to an international organization committed to protecting endangered spec ... More >>
Flickr user AngelaShupe.comEver wonder why the banana's seeds are non-existent? And why some fruits, like grapes, are also seedless? Amazingly, so have scientists for decades--and one researcher from UC Davis has finally cracked the code
News has bubbled into the mainstream over the past decade about scientists trying to grow meat in a petri dish for mass human consumption, to save us from our reliance on methane-releasing, grain-devouring, water-wasting livestock. But no one has quite presented the characters behind the movement ... More >>
Flickr User JohnBurkeThought your meal at that last restaurant tasted off? Blame the screaming baby over in the next booth.
Found that the burger at the bar last night wasn't as flavorful as usual? Maybe the jukebox was too loud.
According to an article (and podcast) by Scientific American, ... More >>