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9.30.19

Scientists Engineered Bacteria to Produce Huge Amounts of Psilocybin

The bacterial strain can produce more of the psychoactive compound in "magic mushrooms" than any other organism to date.

6.20.19

A Bizarre New Species of Mollusk Eats Rocks, Poops Sand, and Shapes Rivers

Lithoredo abatanica, a very weird shipworm found in a river in the Philippines, represents both a new species and genus.

4.1.19

How Dirty Is Going Ass to Mouth?

Eating your own poop is shockingly not that bad for you.

2.10.19

How to Make Breakfast With Your Vagina

But just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

12.11.18

There's a 'Subterranean Galapagos' Deep Inside the Earth

“A decade ago, we had no idea that the rocks beneath our feet could be so vastly inhabited.”

8.20.18

Your Phone Is Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat, But You Don't Care

It is possible you are holding your phone, right now, in your hand, and it is just simply covered in bacteria.

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7.6.18

The Smell We Associate With a Clean Pool Actually Means There’s Pee in It

That's not just the chlorine you're smelling.

6.7.18

What Your Poop Looks Like Can Reveal a Lot About Your Health

Scientists developed a seven-point scale called the Bristol Stool Chart.

5.12.18

Is the Five-Second Rule Legit?

An investigation into one of the most hotly contested rules in history.

4.12.18

Here's Even More Evidence That Hand Dryers Are Pretty Disgusting

A new study found that they're actually blowing bacteria onto your hands.

2.11.18

This Student Is Getting Death Threats over a Gnarly Hand Dryer Experiment

Apparently, this is what's growing in your office's bathroom dryers.

2.5.18

Researchers Have a New Explanation for Adult Acne

Smarter ways of treating it could also be on the way.

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