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July 2, 2023

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A Seed Survival Story: How Trees Keep 'Friends' Close and 'Enemies' Guessing

A new study that included millions of tree-year observations worldwide for the first time documents and analyzes the intricate balance between seed defense and dispersal by forest trees at a global ...

The Worm That Learned: Diet Found to Affect Learning in Older Nematodes

A group used a nematode model to discover that the weakening of the learning ability of older individuals does not occur when their diet includes the bacteria Lactobacillus reuteri. Since such bacteria are commonly found in the human gut, these findings suggest ways to use diet to reduce ...

Chocolate Can Be Fruity or Flowery -- If You Skip the Roasting Step

'Natural' foods are trendy, and proponents claim that little or no processing helps preserve the food's inherent flavor. Research now shows that, at least for certain artisanal, bean-to-bar chocolates, this could indeed be the case. The team reports that unroasted, 'raw' chocolate features certain ...

Fondant: Where Baking and Thermodynamics Mix

Researchers have studied the kinetic and thermodynamic processes of sugar crystallization in the making of fondant. They combine a controlled kneading machine with light microscopy to precisely observe the process of fondant creation and link it to theoretical physics models. This allowed the team ...

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Robot 'Chef' Learns to Recreate Recipes from Watching Food Videos

Researchers have trained a robotic 'chef' to watch and learn from cooking videos, and recreate the dish ...

Biodegradable Plastic from Sugar Cane Also Threatens the Environment

Plastic made from cane sugar also threatens the environment. Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have found that perch change their behavior when exposed to so-called ...

Cutting Boards Can Produce Microparticles When Chopping Veggies

Cutting boards are handy tools found in most homes and restaurant kitchens. But a small-scale study suggests that they are an overlooked source of micrometer-sized particles. The researchers report ...

Cutting Breakfast Carbs Can Benefit People With Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers suggest a simple tweak to the first meal of the day might help people living with Type 2 diabetes (T2D) better control their blood sugar levels. Switching from a traditional western-style ...

Eat Right, Live Longer: Could a Moderate Protein Diet Be the Coveted Elixir of Youth?

Consuming nutritious food can improve metabolic health and delay aging. But what are the appropriate quantities of dietary macronutrients that can help achieve this? To answer this, researchers fed ...

That's Not Nuts: Almond Milk Yogurt Packs an Overall Greater Nutritional Punch Than Dairy-Based

In a nutritional comparison of plant-based and dairy yogurts, almond milk yogurt came out on top, according to new ...

Junk Food May Impair Our Deep Sleep

In a new study, researchers have investigated how junk food affects sleep. Healthy participants consumed an unhealthier as well as a healthier diet in a randomized order. After the unhealthier diet, ...

Low-Flavanol Diet Drives Age-Related Memory Loss, Large Study Finds

Age-related memory loss is likely caused, in part, by lack of flavanols -- nutrients found in certain fruits and vegetables -- according to a large study in older ...

How Tasty Is the Food?

A hormone and specialized brain cells regulate feeding behavior in ...

A Student's Poor Eating Habits Can Lead to a Lifetime of Illness

A researcher is cautioning that a person's poor eating habits established during post-secondary studies can contribute to future health issues including obesity, respiratory illnesses and ...

The Mediterranean Diet: Good for Your Health and Your Hip Pocket

We've heard it time and time again -- the Mediterranean diet is great for our health. But despite the significant health benefits of this eating plan, a common deterrent is often the expected ...


Study May Explain Why High-Sugar Diets Can Worsen IBD

Excess sugar hampers cells that renew the colon's lining in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study that could help get to the bottom of why limiting sugary ...

You Can Satisfy Your Appetite Just by Looking at Pictures of Food on Your Phone

丹麦的实验显示:你可以满足你的appetite just by looking at pictures of food on your phone. The results may lead to a new form of treatment for ...

Earliest Evidence of Wine Consumption in the Americas Found in Caribbean

Scientists have found what they believe to be the earliest known evidence of wine drinking in the Americas, inside ceramic artefacts recovered from a small Caribbean ...

Nitrate: Healthy Heart or Cancer Risk? Meet Nutrition's Jekyll and Hyde

For a long time nitrate has been viewed warily, with previous research showing it could potentially be linked to causing cancer. However, it has subsequently bee revealed to have various ...

An Edible CBD Coating Could Extend the Shelf Life of Strawberries

Soon, you'll be able to get a box of freshly picked, sweet strawberries from the grocery store or local farm stand. But it's disappointing when you get them home and find that the ones at ...


Ruminants like cows have developed an unusual way of digesting their food: they ingest plants, give them a rough chewing and then swallow the half-chewed mash before regurgitating it repeatedly and ...

Beetles and Their Biodiversity in Dead Wood

Which energy type promotes the biodiversity of beetles living in dead wood in the forest? That depends entirely on where the beetles are in the food ...

Uniformity of Prey Can Yield Spider-Eat-Spider World

A limited menu of prey may weave a tangled food web by emboldening wolf spiders of multiple species to dine on each other and even cannibalize their own, says a new ...

Researchers Close to Unleashing Rapeseed's Protein Power for Human Consumption

Half of plant proteins in the EU come from rapeseed plants. Until now, the plant has only been used for oil and animal feed, as it is both bitter and unsafe for human consumption. In a new study, ...

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