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Cell Phones Monitor Water, Soil on African Farms [Q&A]

Cell Phones Monitor Water, Soil on African Farms [Q&A]

As a middle school student in Tallahassee, Florida, Kelly Caylor built a weather balloon for the science fair. Decades later, he's distributing high-tech environmental sensors, or "pods," throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

April 10, 2015 — Kerry Klein

Dr. Oz Is Cheering for the Wrong Team

Dear Dr. Oz: I caught the senate hearing earlier this week during which you answered for using "flowery language" to describe a number of weight-loss supplements that do not have (as you admit) the scientific backing for your claims.

June 20, 2014 — Patrick Mustain

Food Security and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

The relationship between HIV/AIDS and food security is incredibly complex. For this guest post, I invited two experts on this issue to share their knowledge, insight, and experience.

April 22, 2014 — Layla Eplett
The 4 Billion-Year-Old Story of Obesity

The 4 Billion-Year-Old Story of Obesity

In light of the upcoming celebration of ghosts, ghouls, and of course, the stomach ache-inducing over-consumption of candy, I thought I’d revisit this piece I started earlier this year.

October 30, 2013 — Patrick Mustain
Dear Beverage Industry: Yes, 12-Year-Olds Are Children.

Dear Beverage Industry: Yes, 12-Year-Olds Are Children.

The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity (full disclosure: I work for them) just released the Sugary Drink Facts Report, exhaustively detailing the nutrition of products offered by the beverage industry, and how the industry markets them.

November 21, 2014 — Patrick Mustain
Lifestyle Choices Could Affect Gene Sequences That Code for Cancer

Lifestyle Choices Could Affect Gene Sequences That Code for Cancer

It's no secret that diet and exercise can directly impact our health. But for many people, genetic predisposition to disease - be it hypertension or diabetes or cancer - is often perceived as a risk that is out of their hands.

October 15, 2014 — Lawrence D. Wagman & Sandra M. Brown

Artificial Sweeteners May Have Despicable Impacts on Gut Microbes

I find it ironic that Thanksgiving coincides with American Diabetes Month. In honor of that irony, two recently published studies have suggested a possible link between what you eat, how it impacts the behavior of the microbes living in your gut, and type II diabetes.

November 26, 2014 — Sheena Faherty

The Quest for Better Broccoli Starts with More Science

Everyone knows that broccoli is good for you. What was not known—until researchers examined how broccoli was prepared for distribution—is that frozen broccoli lacked the cancer-fighting nutrients that the fresh vegetable provided.

March 30, 2015 — Tom Grumbly

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