CARB CONFUSION Participants in a nutrition study had very different responses to eating certain foods. A cookie caused blood sugar levels to spike for one person but didn’t affect a second person. A banana produced the opposite reaction in the same people.
D. Zeevi et al/Cell 2015, torbakhopper/flickr (CC BY 2.0) (bananas); ThaneKeller/pixabay (cookies)
GOTCHA When an electric eel’s prey fights back, the eel can simply reposition its body to intensify the effect of its shocks. And the prey gets so, so tired.
SNACK SNAP People who took pictures of their food for three weeks helped scientists track human eating habits. The results show that eating three meals a day is a myth.