7 Foods and Beverages Made Using Ingredients from the Human Body

While eating human flesh may be the ultimate taboo, human microbes, saliva, and even hair have been integral to the making of certain food and beverages. From traditional brews to culinary concept art, here are seven edibles that started, in part, inside the human body. » 12/25/13 10:00am 12/25/13 10:00am

Do boys get better breast milk?

In many mammals, humans included, the composition of a mother's breast milk varies with the sex of her offspring, with sons receiving nutritionally richer milk than daughters. Interestingly, the opposite has been found to be true in impoverished mothers. » 12/16/13 11:30am 12/16/13 11:30am

Will we ever chow down on kibble made for humans?

Twice a day, I pour my dog a bowl full of kibble, a specially formulated blend of barley, lamb, herring, and few other goodies I'm told will fully meet his nutritional needs. Sorting out my own nutritional needs is a bit more complicated. As much as I appreciate the variety afforded me by the bounty of fruits,… » 2/24/13 7:00am 2/24/13 7:00am

The next time you're stranded on an island with only one food source,…

What would happen if you tried to survive on just one type of food? The short answer: you would die. Of course, how you died (organ failure, muscle-wasting, rapidly spreading pustular wounds... some combination thereof) would depend entirely on which type of food you decided to ride out your last weeks/months/years of… » 1/27/12 1:20pm 1/27/12 1:20pm

Could breast milk solve the stem cell controversy?

The use of embryonic stem cells in medical research has been a hot-button moral and ethical debate for years — but there may be a way to sidestep the issue entirely. Scientists have now isolated embryonic-like stem cells in human breast milk. » 11/14/11 2:00pm 11/14/11 2:00pm

Scientists Claim Victory For Mother's Milk

Breastfeeding may be vital to a child's development, claims a new study suggesting that it contains stem cells promoting the immune system and growth of both muscle and bone tissue. Take that, bottle-fed weaklings. » 11/29/09 9:00am 11/29/09 9:00am