University of Exeter

Drugs

Criminalization Makes It Harder to Study Ayahuasca, Scientists Say

It's an impediment to medical research on ayahuasca's potential to treat mental health disorders.
Victoria Chan
11.24.17
Science

Scientists Say Playing This 10-Minute Game Stops Junk Food Cravings

University of Exeter psychologists claim to have invented a smartphone game that’ll help you choose fruit over chocolate.
Daisy Meager
1.18.17
coffee

Scientists Say Climate Change Might Not Be Destroying Coffee Plantations After All

A new study from the University of Exeter throws cold coffee on the theory that climate change has caused the bean-destroying coffee rust fungus to spread, destroying plantations in Central and South America.
Phoebe Hurst
10.24.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Cod Can't Pick Up Foreign Fish Because They Have Regional Accents

Climate change is cock-blocking cod, apparently.
Lauren Messman
10.5.16
spring

Light Pollution Is Throwing Off the Seasons

Researchers have discovered that the early bloom of some tree buds might be down to increasing amounts of light pollution.
Emiko Jozuka
6.29.16
Science

Female Animals Make Themselves Look Ugly to Avoid Sexual Harassment

All men are bad—even the non-human ones. We talked to an evolutionary biologist and author of a new paper, "Why aren't signals of female quality more common?," that suggests female animals have adapted their appearance to avoid them.
Gabby Bess
3.21.16
Health

Why Your New Year Diet Is Doomed to Fail

It’s not your fault you only made it to day two of the Sirtfood diet. According to a new study from the University of Bristol, humans have developed an almost unavoidable urge to overeat, especially during winter.
Munchies Staff
1.8.16
Health

Sitting on Your Ass Might Not Be a Death Sentence

Maybe this will put an end to the standing desk craze.
Rachel Pick
10.14.15
Health

You Probably Have No Clue How Much Food You're Burning Off at the Gym

A new study shows that basically, we don’t know sh*t about nutrition and aren’t able to estimate calorie consumption compared to calorie expenditure.
Alex Swerdloff
7.22.15