‘They’re just as healthy—and cheaper than fresh’

1. Berries Use it for: baked desserts, smoothies, yogurt toppings, breakfast bowls Berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries, are one of nature’s best sources of antioxidants. Studies show that antioxidant levels in berries remain stable long after they’re frozen. Some of the best stores to find frozen berries at a bargain include Trader … Read more

Botox could reduce depression and anxiety

Botox injections to stave off creases made by frowning and a furrowed brow may help alleviate some symptoms of depression, a study suggests. Botox is a common beauty treatment to alleviate wrinkles by paralysing facial muscles with the toxin from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It is also used for non-superficial medical needs, such as to … Read more

Young kids avoid one learning trap that often snares adults

Children have a secret power that helps them avoid a “learning trap” that adults may sometimes fall into: Kids just can’t focus their attention. A new study used eye-tracking technology to show that kids’ attention wandered all over a computer screen while they were trying to complete a task – even when adults quickly figured … Read more

Dinosaurs were in decline when asteroid hit, egg study says

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  It’s a hard-fought paleontological debate. Did the massive asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago wipe out a thriving and diverse population of dinosaurs, or were they already struggling to survive when … Read more

Low-calorie sweeteners might not be as good for us as we thought

Artificial sweeteners, from mice to humans For more than a decade, Elinav has been interested in uncovering the links between nutrition, gut microbes, and the risk of developing common diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, with the hope of devising microbiome-based personalised medicine. In 2014, Elinav and colleagues found that saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame each … Read more

Study linking deaths to red meat ‘appears implausible’ and ‘lacks transparency’

In 2020, the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2019 was published in The Lancet​. According to its findings, a ‘substantial’ increase in diet-related burden was observed, which the authors associated with red meat intake. In the GBD 2017 analysis, 25,000 deaths and 1.3 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) were attributed to diets high in … Read more

Can achieving beneficial ketone levels improve metabolic health in the military?

A series of upcoming studies will explore whether the grind of active-duty military life and veterans’ disproportionately high incidence of chronic illness could be tamed by lifestyle interventions designed to achieve a metabolic state of nutritional ketosis. This work, led by Ohio State University exercise science and biomedical researchers, is funded by a $10 million … Read more

Why swarms of ‘cyborg cockroaches’ are being created in labs

Fitting solar panels to an insect is not an easy task, and scientists first scanned the cockroaches before 3D printing the electronic devices using a special bendy material that fit snugly around the thorax, allowing the creature to still move easily.  Early attempts where the solar cells were too thick, or too rigidly attached, saw … Read more