Invasive tawny crazy ants have an intense craving for calcium – with implications for their spread in the US

The spread of tawny crazy ants may be driven, in part, by their need for calcium.

Ryan Reihart, Teaching Assistant and Ph.D. Candidate of Ecology, University of Dayton • conversation
Jan. 21, 2021 ~5 min

Anti-nutrients – they're part of a normal diet and not as scary as they sound

Anti-nutrients naturally occur in food and can block the amount of other nutrients available for your body to use. But their effects aren't all bad, which is why they're undergoing an image makeover.

Jill Joyce, Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition, Oklahoma State University • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~8 min

Harvard team uses laser to cool polyatomic molecule

Harvard researchers become the first to cool a polyatomic molecule using light.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Sept. 11, 2020 ~8 min

Coronary calcium better predicts death risk for diabetic women

New research links higher death rates among diabetic women with coronary calcium scores greater than 100.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
Aug. 25, 2020 ~5 min

Parasitic worms in your shellfish lead a creepy but popular lifestyle

Mud blister worms make their homes in the shells of oysters and other shellfish, where they weaken their hosts.

Andrew David, Assistant Professor of Biology, Clarkson University • conversation
June 3, 2020 ~7 min

Harvard groups research planet-cooling aerosols

Harvard’s Keutsch Research Group is working on a controversial idea that might someday be our best hope against climate change: stratospheric aerosol injection.

Anna Gibbs • harvard
Sept. 11, 2019 ~8 min

How much vitamin D is enough? It depends

When recommending vitamin D supplements, doctors should treat each patient's requirements as unique rather than rely on "one-size-fits-all" guidelines.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 14, 2019 ~3 min