The proof is in the poo.
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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Certain giant, herbivorous dinosaurs didn't eat just plants — they also chowed down on rotten logs harboring shellfish, a new study finds.
Seagulls target seal pups' poop, and the pups get it in the end. Maybe don’t read this one during lunch.
What's lurking in the playground sandbox? According to a new small study from Spain, the answer may confirm a parent's worst fears: dangerous germs.
Nobody likes diarrhea. But is the icky and uncomfortable experience actually the body's way flushing bad stuff out of your system?
When doctors in China removed 30 inches of a young man's colon, they also removed nearly 29 lbs. (13 kilograms) of his feces.
A new book by a pediatric gastroenterologist offers a reassuring (and humorous) perspective on the mysterious effluvia that infants produce.
If you got sick from swimming in a pool last summer, there's a good chance it was due to a tiny parasite called Cryptosporidium.
Easter eggs aren't the only things that are turning pink this spring: Some people are reporting that a special edition "Peeps-flavored" Oreos are turning poop pink.
Bird poop is a messy nuisance in the Arctic, but the droppings from seabirds actually have a beneficial effect: slightly cooling the region threatened by climate change, a new study finds.
Though some people may be wary of a poop collection, the fossils are hard as a rock and don't smell.
It's probably a bad idea to scroll through the Food and Drug Administration's "Defect Levels Handbook" before a meal.