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What does the science say about the safety of America’s chicken farming practice?

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

A new way to treat deadly MRSA infections, gets the blue light.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Wide array of multi colored foods on a table, including peppers, herbs, tomatoes, cured meats and more.

A new paper shows just how diverse the biochemicals in our food are, and how hard it is to understand how they impact our bodies.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Violence and disease -- but also art and culture -- accompanied humanity's movement into increasingly populated areas.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Eating softer processed foods changed the position of humans' adult teeth, making it easier to say sounds like "f" and "v," new research suggests.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The effects of antibiotics on the human gut.

Nala Rogers, Contributor

Researchers saw spikes in hospital visits, inhaler refills and violent crime in areas inundated by wildfire smoke.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Scientists want your poop to give you more information on your gut.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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