The U.S. government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans offers recommendations on food and nutrition. ChooseMyPlate.gov provides tools to help set dietary goals.
The MIND diet is designed to lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease by promoting a diet consisting of brain-healthy foods.
Trans fats, created by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil, are considered unhealthy. The FDA has ordered companies to remove partially hydrogenated oils from their food products by June 2018.
Properties, sources and uses of the element selenium, including information about selenium-rich foods.
Entelodonts, also called hell pigs, were large, primitive mammals that lived during the Eocene. They weren't, however, related to pigs.
Giant ground sloths were large, lumbering beasts that lived in the Americas during the Ice Age. Thomas Jefferson is credited with discovering one species.
Mastodons were prehistoric relatives of today's elephants. They were related to — and not the same animals as — woolly mammoths.
The woolly mammoth, a cousin of today's elephants, died out about 10,000 years ago. It may be possible to bring them back by cloning, but should we?
Leprosy is a contagious, chronic disease, but if it is caught and treated quickly enough, the disease usually is not debilitating.
Brain cancer affects 1 in 140 men and 1 in 180 women. It can change a person’s behavior and can be quite deadly, but it is rarely inoperable.
Porcupines are large, slow-moving rodents with sharp quills on their backs. They are found on every continent except Antarctica.
Reindeer, or caribou, are members of the deer family. They don't fly, but they sometimes do have red noses.
The Global Seed Vault is a storage facility that safely stores the world's seeds in case of worldwide disaster.
Minks are small mammals with long, thin bodies, short legs, pointed snouts and claws. There are two species: American minks and European minks.
There are more than 4,600 species of lizard, ranging in size from the giant Komodo dragon to the tiny dwarf gecko.
Sweetbreads are neither sweet, nor are they breads. Sweetbreads are organ meats — the thymus or pancreas glands of calves and lambs.
Fans of kombucha attribute several unproven health effects to the tea. While it does contain several important nutrients, there is no official medical research on the health benefits of the drink.