May 22, 2020

Less talking — where’s the pill?

Researchers have found a single gene that, if deleted, lets you eat all you want and not get fat. Well, if you're a fly.

May 10, 2020

Statins beat bad bacteria

They don't know why, but taking statins improves the composition of obese people's gut bacteria.

May 4, 2020

Phages, poop, obesity, and diabetes — together at last

A particular kind of fecal transplant might help you lose weight and avoid diabetes.

April 30, 2020

Your body knows when it’s fat

You can fool your body's internal scale into thinking you're fatter than you are — and lose weight.

April 23, 2020

Your complicated tongue, when water makes fire, metal-eating robots, and more

Today we cover how cuisine is pretty old, whether rain causes eruptions, how your tongue is pretty complicated, robots that eat metal for power, and more.