Just about every living thing does it, though for many people the subject is distasteful or taboo. But poop is an important indicator of everyday gut health; it can provide vital clues about digestive disorders, or may contain bacteria that can treat them. Poop also plays an unsung role in ecosystems and animal diets, providing essential nutrients that benefit organisms of all sizes. Here's where you're find the latest poop on poop.
After you've eaten beets, your poop and urine can take on a shocking red or pink color — but why?
Life's Little Mysteries Poop eating is a natural behavior in dogs; although it may disgust humans, it usually poses no threat to your canine's health.
Scientists uncovered viruses that infect bacteria, called bacteriophages, in animal poop and are testing whether they could work as antibiotics.
Scientists have made a tiny model of a new, incredibly slippery toilet that poop shouldn't stick to.
Scientists dug into a 2,200-year-old pile of Andean condor poop to study the species’ diet and changes in habitat.
Jewel damselfish living on coral reefs surrounding rat-infested tropical islands have become less territorial and less aggressive due to a bizarre ecological link between the two species: bird poop.
Knowing why poop is brown, and what it means when it's not, is an important step in staying healthy.
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