microbiome

This Week in Science

Tortoise DNA Might Hold the Answers to Living Longer

The scientists used the DNA of Lonesome George, the last known Pinta Island tortoise.
Shayla Love
12.7.18
This Week in Science

Researchers Found Bacteria in the Human Brain

The brain was thought to be a sterile place. What are they doing there?
Shayla Love
11.16.18
I Tried it

I Took an At-Home Poop Test

Who wouldn't want a snapshot of what's going on in their digestive system?
Misha Gajewski
10.22.18
body

There Are More Than 380 Trillion Viruses in Your Body at Any Time

Viruses on your skin? Check. Viruses in your lungs? Check. Viruses in your pee? Check.
David Pride
Chandrabli Ghose
10.9.18
POOP

The 'Three and Three' Rule of Pooping Tells You If You're Normal or Not

Five experts weighed in on what's considered healthy and normal when it comes to pooping frequency.
Alexandra Hansen
9.11.18
psychedelics

The Connection Between Ayahuasca, Your Stomach, and Your Mind

Could changing your gut bacteria alleviate depression and anxiety?
Mackenzie Erlank
8.10.18
mental health

Beef Jerky and Other Processed Meats Might Be Linked to Manic Episodes

People hospitalized for mania were three times more likely to have recently eaten meats like beef jerky, salami, hot dogs, or bacon.
Shayla Love
7.18.18
body

The Results of the First American Gut Project Are In

In the largest citizen science experiment to date, more than 11,000 people sent poop samples to a San Diego lab.
Daniel McDonald
5.18.18
You're Smarter Than That

So Really, What Are the Benefits of Probiotics?

People take probiotics for digestion, immunity, depression, you name it. We looked into whether they're worth it.
Elizabeth Brown
4.30.18
POOP

Kim Jong-un Travels With His Own Toilet to Protect His Feces

"The leader’s excretions contain information about his health status so they can’t be left behind.”
Jesse Hicks
4.26.18
Phys Ed

To Understand How Super Fit Bodies Work, We're Studying Their Poop

Science, baby.
Nick Keppler
8.28.17
You're Smarter Than That

Kombucha Isn't Making You Any Healthier

That buzz? It’s just the residual booze.
Cindy Kuzma
8.11.17
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