A new study aimed to find genetic risk factors for irritable bowel syndrome.
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.
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A 210-foot-long (64 meters) monster made from grease and used baby-wipes has clogged up a sewer in Sidmouth in southwestern England.
These marsupials have especially talented poop-cubing butts. And a team of physicists figured out how they work.
Denali, the United States' tallest mountain, has issued new regulations to stop the accumulating mountain of human poop from contaminating local water sources.