Though eggs are back on the menu, some are trying to rewrite the script.
- A new study at Northwestern University found a link between egg consumption and cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.
- The research relied on self-reporting at the beginning of observation, with no follow-up reporting.
- Correlation is likely, not causation, as larger studies have found the opposite to be true.
Evolutionarily speaking, being gay is still something of an enigma
- Heterosexual people have been less interesting to scientists than gay people, in terms of where they come from, because, evolutionarily speaking, being gay doesn't lead to a higher "higher reproductive fitness" — meaning, it doesn't lead to more babies.
- Across cultures, gay boys tend to be more interested in spending time with their mothers.
- We still don't really know why gay people are attracted to each other.
What's in your tummy might affect what's in your head.
- For decades, researchers have tried in vain to answer the question: What causes schizophrenia?
- At the same time, we've developed a growing understanding of how intimately linked the bacteria in our gut and our brains are.
- New research shows that schizophrenics have vastly different microbiomes, potentially uncovering a cause of — and maybe a future cure to — schizophrenia.
Lasers solve the mystery of the missing quill.
- The famous fossilized feather found in the 1860s is from some unknown animal.
- The fossil's missing quill has long kept its identity unknown.
- We're just at the beginning of our awareness of feathered dinosaurs.
Omigod, they're cute, but there's peril in smooches and snuggles.
- The CDC has identified an outbreak of salmonella caused by contact with hedgehogs.
- A hedgehog can appear healthy and still carry salmonella.
- Conscientious hygiene is required for anyone living with a hedgie.
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