Have We Engineered The Perfect Apple?

It took over 30 years to create the perfect apple. Find out how scientists designed the Honeycrisp to be the best. What Happens If We Give A.I. The Ability To Remember Everything? – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – We got nominated for a People’s Choice Webby! That means, you can help us …

How Grapefruit Can Kill You

If you love grapefruit and are on certain medications, think twice! Anthony shows us how it could kill you. Read More: “Grapefruit Juice and Medicine May Not Mix” “Grapefruit juice can be part of a healthful diet—most of the time. It has vitamin C and potassium—substances your body needs to work properly.” “Grapefruit–medication interactions: Forbidden …

How Does Mercury Get Into Fish?

Doctors warn against eating too much fish because of the risk of ingesting mercury, but how does mercury get into fish in the first place? How Does Mercury Get Into Fish? “Mercury in the fish we like to eat is a big problem in the United States and increasingly around the world. Mercury itself is …

What Really Causes A Food Coma?

Nothing sounds better than taking a nap after eating a huge meal, but what triggers that feeling? Does Turkey Really Make You Tired ►►►► Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: What Is A Food Coma (and does it exist)? “Despite the seemingly comical name, this is actually a medically recognized condition …

Why Does Food Taste Better When You’re Drunk?

Ever find yourself binge-eating after a night out? Scientists think they’ve figured out why drinking makes us eat so much. How To Cure A Hangover – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Drunk Mice Get The Munchies “Researchers from The Francis Crick Institute Mill Hill Laboratory in London got mice drunk, …

How Many Calories Does It Take To Make A Baby?

Some say pregnant women should “eat for two!” But, if according to the USDA the average adult should consume around 2,000 calories a day, how many calories does it take to create that little bundle of joy? Get a month’s worth of shaving supplies from Harry’s for just $10 by entering DNEWS at checkout! ►►►► …

Is Cannibalism A Natural Human Behavior?

Cannibalism abounds in nature. Spiders, chimps, even snakes do it, but why don’t humans? Should You Eat Your Placenta ►►►► Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease “The Fore people, a once-isolated tribe in eastern Papua New Guinea, had …

Is Vegan ‘Meat’ Really Healthy?

With meatless diets on the rise, manufacturers have been making more meat substitutes. What’s in them and are they even good for you? Will Meatless Meat Be The Future Of Food? – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Reality Check: 5 Risks of Raw Vegan Diet “But on your road to …

How Much Do Americans Consume On Thanksgiving?

We eat a lot of turkey, I mean A LOT. How much? Find out here! How Much Weight Do we Really Gain Over The Holidays ►►►► Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: Thanksgiving Day: Nov.26, 2015 “In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims – early settlers of Plymouth Colony- held a …

What Happens To Your Body When You Fast?

Fasting is extremely common in many religious groups, and some people even do it as a part of their diet. What happens to your body during this time? Trace breaks down some of the short and long-term effects of fasting. RSVP to our live hangout with NASA JPL that’s happening July 30th at 4pm PDT: …