The Seesawing History of Fad Diets
Since dieting began in the 1830s, the ever-changing nutritional advice has skimped on science
The Sucky History of the Breast Pump
Efficient, double electric pumps are only 30 years young, but contraptions for expressing breast milk have been around for millennia
Eight Superfoods That Could Future-Proof Our Diet
These climate-resilient crops could find more prominent placement on our plates in the next few decades
Europeans Enjoyed Blue Cheese and Beer 2,700 Years Ago, Study Suggests
Ancient poop from salt mines in the Alps contained the same fungi used in brewing and cheesemaking today
The Science Behind the Snacks Animals Eat
Meals to please the palates of giant pandas, flamingos and fishing cats
What Mysterious Illness Plagued Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton?
The Antarctic adventurer was initially diagnosed with scurvy, but new research suggests he actually suffered from beriberi
Neanderthals Ate Carb-Heavy Diets, Potentially Fueling Brain Growth
Study finds evidence that ancient humans and their Neanderthal cousins ate lots of starchy, carbohydrate-rich foods
Could Astronauts Rear Fish on the Moon?
Researchers in France aim to boldly farm fish where no one has farmed fish before
Travel Around the World With a New Smithsonian Global Guide to Nutrition
Students are invited to virtually travel and eat their way across the world
Choose Chicken Over Beef to Dramatically Cut Carbon Footprint, Study Shows
By swapping beef for a poultry-based product just once a day, an individual can reduce their dietary carbon footprint by around 48 percent
Eating Your Veggies Is a Better Way to Get Your Vitamins Than Taking Supplements, Study Shows
Vitamins in some supplements were actually harmful at high doses, while exceeding the daily nutritional limit in food didn't show the same risk
This Former Noma Chef Is Revamping the School Cafeteria
Dan Giusti used to serve $500 lunches. Now he's working to deliver meals on a kid's budget.
Your Opinion of Sushi Is a Good Predictor of How Willing You Are to Eat Insects
Individuals who frequently dine on sushi are more likely to try insects than their raw fish-rejecting counterparts
Syndemic: The Little-Known Buzzword That Describes Our Troubled Times
A new report argues that the epidemics of obesity, undernutrition and climate change should be treated as one global mega-problem
Ancient Precursor to Pumpkin Spice Latte? Archaeologists Uncover Earliest Human Use of Nutmeg
Shards of ancient ceramics on Pulau Ay reveal nutmeg's early history
Climate Change Could Lead to Nutrient Deficiency for Hundreds of Millions
Carbon dioxide decreases zinc, iron and protein in food crops, which could add millions of people to the billions who don't get enough nutrition
There’s a Scientific Explanation for Why Adults Are More Likely to Tolerate Leafy Greens
Just eat your veggies: Salivary proteins adapt to bitter tastes, making them more palatable over time
Can AI Tell if a Child Is Malnourished?
A new program may be able to spot malnutrition in a simple photo, making it easier to assess nutrition problems in volatile regions
Man Poisons Himself by Taking Apricot Kernels to Treat Cancer
Many believe these seeds can fight cancer, but there's no scientific evidence to back up the claim
What If You Could Take a Vitamin 3D Printed to Meet Your Personal Nutrition Needs?
Fred Parietti, CEO and cofounder of Multiply Labs, wants personalized nutritional supplements to start a whole new movement