Verily, Nuts Are the Food of the Gods

Hamilton Nolan · 11/21/13 10:03AM

Nuts: the demure yet dynamic dynamos at nature's table. Might it be true, friends, that eating nuts will actually cause you to not die? Yes. It is absolutely true. Science celebrates The Nut!

Can You Eat Your Own Poop?

Hamilton Nolan · 02/21/13 10:25AM

Hello, it is time for "Hey, Science," our nauseatingly scientific weekly feature in which we have your most provocative scientific questions answered by real live scientists (or related experts). No question is too smart for us to tackle, which will be our downfall. This week, medical experts answer the question: Can you eat your own poop?

Denmark's Fatty Foods Tax is in Effect

Seth Abramovitch · 10/04/11 01:48AM

As of Saturday, the Danish government is charging a surtax of 16 kroners per kilogram ($6.27 per pound) of saturated fat in high-cholesterol grocery items. That's almost a whole kroner per danish! The goal's to curb heart disease, not obesity.

Snooki Has a Very Strange Diet

Brian Moylan · 04/22/11 05:43PM

Snooki is known for eating fried pickles and drinking sugary cocktails that come in glasses larger than her head—including the pouf (RIP)! Now we hear that she's on a diet to slim down for the next season of Jersey Shore. Say what?

Eating Lots of Vegetables Will Make You Tan (and Sexy!)

Jeff Neumann · 01/13/11 08:40AM

New research conducted at the University of Nottingham claims that people who eat five more portions of vegetables than they normally do became tan and thereby "more attractive," by increasing "carotenoid levels giving your skin golden tones." Well okay! [BBC]

Andy Rooney Lectures Us About Dieting

Matt Cherette · 10/10/10 10:42PM

Breaking: Andy Rooney is still a nearly unintelligible curmudgeon! Tonight on 60 Minutes, Rooney launched into a random rant about dieting before he declared that he plans to lose 20 lbs. before Halloween. Uh, by shaving his eyebrows? Video inside.