Spiders use different types of silk for different purposes – and not all of them are as strong as steel.
Many people focus just on agriculture and new technologies for feeding the world's growing population. Yet, fisheries are the centerpiece of billions of people's diets.
Raising livestock has clear impacts on the environment, but contrary to what many critics say, it is not the biggest driver of climate change.
Two large nutritional studies seem to have reported contradictory findings on carbs. But only if you believe the headlines.
Milk may be good for you, but perhaps not as good as recent headlines have suggested.
Good news for cheese-lovers: all five experts said no.
Western and northern blots help scientists identify specific proteins and RNA molecules in experimental samples. But results can be manipulated.
Official advice to prediabetics on the best diet to avoid type 2 diabetes suggests that there is only one option. The latest research suggests otherwise.
One big challenge for gene therapies is delivering DNA or RNA safely to cells inside patients' bodies. New nanoparticles could be an improvement over the current standard – repurposed viruses.
Remember that story about the molecule found in turkey that makes you drowsy? Research shows it's a myth – tryptophan doesn't cause you to nod off, but it may be connected to cooperation.
By exploiting the way yeast cells mate, researchers have figured out a quicker, easier way to identify on- and off-target drug interactions.
Being vegan and an athlete can go hand-in-hand, but it does take careful planning.
Gym-goers are going crazy for these products. It's time for a reality check.
Arguing about whether carbohydrates or fats are better misses the main point. To improve global health we need reduce intakes of ultra-processed foods and eat more minimally processed foods.
For decades, experts worried that there wasn't enough protein to feed the world's population. They were wrong.
Scientists invented chemical weapons; some are now working to destroy them. New biomolecular design techniques let researchers design proteins that can destroy nerve agents in bodies.
New research on whether animal- or plant-based protein sources are better have been severely misrepresented.
Dr James Brown answered questions on Facebook Live from how much exercise you need to what you should eat afterwards.
Insects have often been described with words like "disgusting" and the idea of eating them horrifies some people. But this needs to change as they can be an important food source.
You can slash your meat intake and still easily meet your requirements.