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Red Meat’s Heart Risk Goes Beyond the Fat
A chemical in red meat, L-carnitine, may increase the risk of heart disease in people and mice.
Down the Gullet: A Guided Tour of Your Guts
In Gulp., science writer Mary Roach travels through the intestines–and out the other end.
Poring Over The Science Of Coffee
Harold McGee explains the chemistry in your cup of joe.
Looking to Nature for Antibiotic Inspirations
Microbiologists are learning bacteria-killing tricks by studying phage viruses.
The Teenage ‘Troublemaker’ Fighting for Science
Zack Kopplin is campaigning to keep creationism off the science class syllabus.
Monitoring the Monarchs
Monarch expert Lincoln Brower discusses the decline in monarch butterfly populations.