System finds 130 compounds that could save citrus

Citrus greening causes mottled leaves and ugly fruit with unpalatably bitter juice. Researchers have found an unexpected avenue to find a solution.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology agriculture bacteria food fruit trees

Being an omnivore is actually quite odd

Examining one million animal species going back 800 million years shows that omnivores are rare, and that the first animal likely ate meat.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology evolution food meat

Brown fat helps clear obesity-linked amino acids from blood

Understanding how brown fat filters amino acids could lead to treatments for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Camden Flath-Futurity | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine amino-acids body-fat diabetes food obesity

How human waste will help feed Mars astronauts

A long-term trip to Mars will require new ways to make food and water. In this podcast episode, an expert explains the trip and why human waste will be key.

ETH Zurich | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology astronauts food mars space water

Can eating insects catch on despite the ick factor?

It's possible to overcome a grossed-out reaction to the idea of eating insects, say the guests on this podcast episode. Here's why that matters.

ETH Zurich | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured food insects sustainability

More fruits and veggies may ease fatigue for people with MS

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may ease the fatigue that common in people with multiple sclerosis.

Marcene Robinson-Buffalo | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cholesterol fatigue food multiple-sclerosis

Deep learning speeds chemical test for food, blood, and more

Using deep learning to analyze the data that gas chromatography gathers could benefit our food, health care, the environment, and much more.

Lene Hundborg Koss-U. Copenhagen | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology food gases machine-learning

Biosensor warns about salmonella before food hits stores

A new biosensor can spot dangers in food like salmonella in a lot less time than current methods, which could make our food safer.

Eric Stann-Missouri | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria food food-poisoning salmonella sensors

Red wine compound may have anti-stress effects

A compound in the skins and seeds of grapes and berries, called resveratrol, has anti-stress effects, new research finds. Could this lead to new kinds of antidepressants?

Marcene Robinson-Buffalo | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety depression food resveratrol stress

Gorillas crack into walnuts despite having the wrong teeth

Gorillas have teeth that are best for chomping on fruit and leaves, so researchers were surprised to see them using brute force to bite into nuts.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology food gorillas teeth walnuts

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