Europeans have been eating cheese for at least 7,000 years

I know it’s a bit cheesy, but this is definitely a remarkable find.

Artificial bacteria-killing cells could win the war against drug resistance

As the cells are much more robust and self-sufficient than previous ‘models’, they can be employed even in less-than-ideal or changing conditions.

Feeback, not evidence, makes us confident we’re right — even when we’re not

“the strategy of using your most recent feedback, rather than all of the data you’ve accumulated, is not a great tactic,” researchers write.

Why ‘detox’ doesn’t work — a diet fad and marketing ploy exposed by science

There’s no such thing as a detox.

Common painkiller linked to major heart problems

Diclofenac could be associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke.

Brown bear saliva kills a bacteria that current antibiotics are unable to treat

Slather me in it!

Venomous creatures could hold the key to innovative drug therapies

Specific substances from venom could be useful in devising new treatments.

What big tobacco companies don’t want you to know about smuggling

The scale of this conspiracy is shocking.

Amazing video shows how white blood cells find pathogens — and points to a cure against cancer

So pretty tho!

Combining antibiotics may be more effective, new study suggests

The whole can be greater or smaller than the sum of its parts.

First-ever LSD microdosing trial set to begin

This will be the first microdosing trial in history.

AI spots depression by looking at your patterns of speech

Computer: “What is my purpose?”
MIT: “You spot depression!”
Computer: :(

Russian trolls are spreading disinformation about vaccines

This is extremely concerning, especially since measles has claimed 37 lives this year alone — which would just not happen if people would get vaccines.

Tiny fish passes mirror test, might be self-aware

Not only would it be exciting to see self-awareness develop on the fish’s restrained ‘hardware’, but also to understand what that difference means in terms of how the fish experience self-awareness.

4 Plant-Based Alternative Medicines That Show Promise in Treating Addiction

Research suggests that some traditional medicine may help curb addiction to substances like alcohol or opioids.

Want to lose body fat? Eat a later breakfast and an earlier dinner, new study suggests

Oh boy, I need to get an earlier dinner.

New Bombali Ebola Virus Found in Bats

Bombali is not a portmanteau of Bombay and Bali; it is a novel virus in bats in Sierra Leone.

One of our extinct ancient relatives developed a chewing pattern unique among primates

We don’t know why they did so.

Why you shouldn’t pop your pimples — Really, you shouldn’t

Popping pimples can be very tempting, but this is considered a bad idea by most dermatologists.

Newly-devised molecule might help people quit smoking by blocking nicotine break-down

An… unusual take on the issue, to say the least. But in theory, it should work.