It’s not hard to find worrying stories about the state of our planet’s wildlife, so it’s refreshing to hear news with a more positive spin: a wild wolf has been spotted in Belgium for the first time in over a century. Having been driven from much of western Europe through a combination of hunting, increased…

Read more After More Than 100 Years, Wild Wolves Are Returning to Belgium

In many ways, Star Trek: Discovery suffers most of all from the weight of its past. With hundreds of episodes defining what’s “trek,” the series hasn’t helped prepare fans react to a show that’s neatly tied up after 45 minutes. But with “The Wolf Inside,” some of the show’s longest planned seeds are bearing fruit,…

Read more Star Trek Discovery Feels Increasingly More Comfortable In a Universe of Killers

The immune system responds to a fast food diet in much the same way as it does to a bacterial infection, according to a study on mice, raising new questions about just how damaging regular trips to burger and pizza chains could be to our health. Mice fed the equivalent of a “Western diet” high…

Read more Our Bodies Could Be Treating a Western Diet Like It Was a Dangerous Infection

Your gut microflora isn’t just sitting silently waiting for you to wolf down your next meal – it turns out there’s a constant conversation going on between these bacteria and your body’s genetic code. New research has found a chemical produced by ‘good’ bacteria in our digestive system has an unusual effect on the chromosomes…

Read more Bacteria Living in Our Gut Are Hijacking And Controlling Our Genes

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