How hippie food became mainstream. “The Hippies Have Won.” That was the conclusion of a New York Times article on April 4th, which suggested that “just as yoga and meditation have gone mainstream, so have ideas and products surrounding health, wellness and eating that play like a flashback to the early 1970s.” The nicely-observed piece […]
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If you’re a turquoise killifish, that is. In the last couple of weeks, researchers in Germany have released the findings of a remarkable study in which they were able to dramatically increase the longevity of middle-aged fish by replacing the contents of their gut microbiome with microbes taken from younger fish of the same species. […]
And the bacterial beginnings of a possible canine life-extender Even when it’s been painstakingly explained to us that Easter Day usually falls on “the first Sunday after the first Full Moon occurring on or after the March equinox,” we’re frankly, none the wiser. Maybe you’re similarly at sea. So we can happily reassure you that […]
What we can learn by assuming the Samurai pooping position As part of the analysis of your gut microbiome, we ask you to complete a questionnaire, but it certainly doesn’t include a question about the posture you assumed while collecting your poop sample. Frankly, so long as you were able to, er, deliver, it makes […]
Guess what type of creature represented you in this research? In 1995, the European Journal of Physics published a paper apparently proving that when a slice of buttered toast falls from table height, it will land butter-side down 62% of the time. We humans love good, solid, logical explanations, and in this case the researchers […]
More about plumbing than you ever knew you didn’t know Although it may sound like something out of a horror movie, scientists from the University of Virginia have just published research revealing that bacteria can actually climb the pipes under a sink, making it all the way up to the basin. More of this worrying […]
The man who dyed his poop green. The how, if not the why. Some may greet you with a “Top o’ the Morning” today, but given our professional interest in fecal matter, you may not be too surprised to hear us opting instead for a “Bottom o’ the Morning.” Apologies if you’re just breakfasting on […]
Help us give a warm welcome to our guest blogger Emily Desmet Ledgerwood, PhD, who shares her experience using uBiome Explorer Kits in her microbiology course at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. We’re excited to share her hands-on experience in learning how gut microbes shape human health! — We are living in an […]
What happens to your bacteria when you lose an hour of sleep? We hate to remind you, but you’ll be getting an hour less sleep this coming Sunday (March 12th) if you live in the US or Canada. Daylight Saving Time begins. Oh dear. Other countries start their Daylight Saving Time on differing dates, but […]
Blessed are the cheesemakers. When portrait photography first came into vogue in the late 19th century, the fashion was for subjects to not smile but, instead, keep their mouths small. And photographers reportedly encouraged this by instructing their sitters to “Say prunes.” More recently, of course, we’re inclined to smile for the camera, so “prunes” […]
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