food science
9 Foods That Are Just As Good Frozen As Fresh
Time to make space for some fresh herbs next to your frozen veggies and berries.... READ ON
Why Do Cans of Diet Coke Float While Regular Coke Sinks?
Spoiler alert: It involves sugar.... READ ON
Julia Child's Lifehack for Dealing With Cilantro
Big Question
Why Are Pancakes Always Round?
Gravity is an excellent chef.... READ ON
Big Question
Do Carbonated Drinks Go Flat Quicker on Their Sides?
From Coca-Cola to carbonated water, there isn't a fizzy drink around that tastes better once it's gone flat.... READ ON
Family Cracks Open Chicken Egg to Find Another Egg Inside
The phenomenon is rare but not unheard of.... READ ON
Eating Shellfish Likely Means Eating Plastic, Scientists Say
The amount of plastic in our oceans—and thus in our seafood—is rising.... READ ON
Scientists Want to Brew Beer on the Moon
One small step for hops, one giant leap for malt-kind.... READ ON
7 Food and Drink Hacks Based on Math and Science
Learning never tasted so good.... READ ON
Watch Popcorn Kernels Burst in Slow Motion
The process has been slowed down to 30,000 frames per second.... READ ON
Want a Caffeine Boost Without the Acidity? Try Mushroom Coffee
There's nothing like the smell of fungus in the morning.... READ ON
Big Question
What’s the Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer, and Sparkling Water?
They all sparkle. They all bubble. And they’re all water. But they're not interchangeable.... READ ON
From Test Tube to Tavern: London Craft Brewery Uses DNA Testing to Create Bespoke Beer 
Customers pay nearly $31,000 to create a beer that appeals to their individual flavor profile.... READ ON
Weird Science
Lots of People Are Missing Out on the Smell of Asparagus Pee
Researchers found a genetic clue to what they call “asparagus anosmia.”... READ ON
What did I just watch?
Watch This 40-Minute Documentary About Canned Food from 1956
"This is the miracle of the can." -Narrator hired by the American Can Company... READ ON
Scientists Figure Out How Some Probiotics Work
Beneficial bacteria give off a chemical that gives the immune system a gentle nudge.... READ ON

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