Human Bacteria May Be the Secret to Athletic Endurance

A study published in Nature Medicine reveals that the secret to athletic endurance and heightened performance, isn’t creatine, chia seeds or beet juice, but rather a group of bacteria found in the gut of elite-level runners. By isolating the group, known as Veillonella, researchers were able to test its impact on mice post-ingestion—and those that ingested the bacteria ran 13% longer than mice that were given …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Insight into the Whitney Biennial, a win for sex-tech, tips for ethical tourism and more

Lora DiCarlo’s Pleasure Toy Award Reinstated at CES Earlier this year, sex-tech company Lora DiCarlo was awarded a Robotics Innovation Award at CES, then the award was revoked. Now, CES has again changed their collective minds, and reinstated the women-centric Osé pleasure toy the honor, with the Consumer Technology Association announcing that they “did not handle this award properly.” The debacle did, as expected, result …

3D-Printed Organ Capable of “Breathing”

Bioengineers at Rice University and the University of Washington crafted a first-ever 3D-printed “breathing” organ. Developing an organ that can maintain (aka breathe and transmit oxygen) has proven to be the most difficult part of the research: growing living cells is simple, researchers argue, but keeping them alive is much more difficult. This lung is 3D-printed from soft gels which allow it to expand and …