Spam, Silkworms, Hydroponics: The Speculative Future of Food on Mars

Last year, NASA held a recipe contest for cooking on Mars. Ordinary civilians like us were invited to submit recipes based on a list of available ingredients—heavy on freeze-dried produce and various meat-flavored "textured vegetable proteins"—to be cooked and judged by crew members of HI-SEAS. » 2/03/14 1:00pm 2/03/14 1:00pm

10 Health Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked by Science

Everything makes you fat! Gluten-free food is the key to eternal youth! You need to poop ten times a day or you’ll die! You’ll find tons of equally ridiculous health claims around the internet, and you’ll actually believe some of them. Today we’re taking a look at 10 common myths and uncovering the truth. » 10/14/13 2:52pm 10/14/13 2:52pm

3 Ways That Big Brother Is Secretly Stuffing You With Vitamins

We might not always realize it, but a lot of the stuff we're putting into our mouths has been meticulously engineered by Big Brother to turn us into robust, super-human specimens. Sure, it kind of sounds like the plot of a corny sci-fi flick—but we'd be nothing more than rickets-stricken piles of rotting teeth… » 10/08/13 3:20pm 10/08/13 3:20pm

Three Fast, Easy, High-Protein Meals On the Go

The number one reason most of us grab an unhealthy meal over a healthy one is convenience. Junk food is ready to be stuffed in your face, and when you're short on time, cooking is one of the first things to go out the window. Today we're going to show you three super simple, healthy, protein-packed meals you can make… » 6/05/13 4:20pm 6/05/13 4:20pm

How Much Weight You Gained From Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Postprandial weight gain is all a matter of timing. In the short term-I mean the very short term-any food and drink that you put into your body will make you exactly that much heavier. Eat a pound of marshmallows, and you'll have added one pound to your mass, at least until your body starts to excrete the food or use… » 11/23/12 7:00am 11/23/12 7:00am