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

3D-printed salt gives form to absorbable bone implants

A new type of bone implant made from magnesium could help fractures heal and then absorb into the body, thanks to 3D-printed 'salt templates.'

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich • futurity
Aug. 28, 2019 ~4 min