Could Genetically Engineered Bacteria in Your Colon Replace Vitamins?

It's easy to forget how horrifying the effects of a vitamin deficiency can be. Each year, up to 500,000 children in the developing world go blind from lack of vitamin A, half of whom will then die within 12 months. The molecule that could save their lives is so well-studied and abundant, yet we haven't figured out how… » 2/04/15 2:40pm 2/04/15 2:40pm

Why Do Vitamins Make Urine Bright Yellow?

If you’ve ever taken a daily multivitamin you too might have noticed your urine turning a bright yellow-ish color. Take your vitamins and eat some asparagus and you might just think you’re dying the next time you pee! » 9/02/13 2:00pm 9/02/13 2:00pm

Of Body Hacking, Ben Franklin and Your Data-Driven Future

In colonial times, Benjamin Franklin was fond of keeping a list of "13 virtues." If he violeted one, he would check it off, and use it as motivation to improve his moral standing. He was an original body hacker. » 6/12/11 10:00am 6/12/11 10:00am

Japan's Cyber Gadget Game Suppli Vitamin Supplements Are Taken Orally,…

These Japanese Game Suppli vitamins come in two varieties, "Blue Berry", which refreshes you after a gaming session, and DHA, which boosts your attention during a session. It's not quite as crazy as eyedrops, which incapacitated Matt for a good ten minutes. There's only one other nation, Korea, that could combine the… » 4/07/08 5:45pm 4/07/08 5:45pm