University of Exeter
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sitting on Your Ass Might Not Be a Death Sentence
Maybe this will put an end to the standing desk craze.
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.