Category: Health / Science

Gut bacteria’s shocking secret: They produce electricity

UC Berkeley scientists discovered that a common diarrhea-causing bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes, produces electricity using an entirely different technique from known electrogenic bacteria, and that hundreds of other bacterial species use this same process. Many of...

6 meals rich in omega-3s

Omega-3 fatty acids have gotten a lot of press in recent years, and for good reason. These long-chain polyunsaturated fats have been linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Some research suggests that they...

The benefits of good posture

Has anyone ever told you, “Stand up straight!” or scolded you for slouching at a family dinner? Comments like that might be annoying—but they’re not wrong. Your posture is the foundation for every movement...

The burning truth about e-cigarettes

The widespread use among teenagers of stylish e-cigarettes that can be charged in a USB drive has made headlines lately. Many young people do not even realize they are inhaling nicotine through the devices,...