food
The FDA Concludes ‘Love,’ Despite Being Extremely Toxic, is Not an Ingredient

Love is infamously hard to define. But according to the man, it is absolutely not an ingredient. Read More >>

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Coffee Could Be Changing Our Perception of Taste

Coffee seems to be the most overstudied beverage; seemingly every day we’re bombarded with another study about it causing or curing cancer. But surprisingly, there are plenty of scientists who don’t really understand its many effects. In fact, it may even be changing the way we taste all the other things we eat in a day, a new study suggests. Read More >>

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Ingenious AI Converts Images of Food Into a List of Ingredients

Researchers at MIT have developed deep-learning algorithm that can compile a list of ingredients and even recommend recipes after looking at photos of food. The artificially intelligent system still needs some fine tuning, but this tool could eventually help us learn to cook, count calories, and track our eating habits. Read More >>

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Is Raw Milk Cheese Dangerous?

Two people have died and four others have gotten sick off of soft raw-milk cheese from Vulto Creamery in New York, according to a release from the Centres for Disease Control first reported by Buzzfeed. The company has recalled those cheeses, but is there something about raw milk cheese, soft raw milk cheese in particular, could make people sick? Read More >>

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Can You Brew Beer On the Moon?

When some apocalyptic event in the very near future forces humans scurrying to another planet, we’re probably going to have the same question. Read More >>

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Scientists Feed Cows Onions to Make Them Stop Farting So Much Methane

Napoleon Dynamite takes a sip from a tall jar of milk, then sets it down next to two other jars. He points. “The defect in that one is bleach.” “That’s correct,” says a judge from FFA, the agricultural education organisation. He sips another. “This tastes like the cow got into an onion patch.” Read More >>

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Stop Saying That Nutella Causes Cancer

If you were on social media yesterday, you probably noticed that Nutella has joined the long list of good things that supposedly cause cancer, like alcohol, red meat and maybe coffee. Trouble is, scientists never said that Nutella causes cancer. Read More >>

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You Can Buy ‘Vintage Milk’ on Amazon

The internet is a vast place and somewhere, in its vastness, someone is trying to sell “vintage milk.” Read More >>

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How To Care For Your Cast Iron Frying Pan With Science

The cast iron frying pan: for the untrained, that big greasy thing you wish your housemate would put away, and for the expert, virtually the only pan that really matters. Read More >>

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This New Gadget Could Detect Food Contamination in Minutes

When an outbreak of food poisoning hits, we trace our culinary steps backwards in an attempt to untangle the cause, hopefully before it can hit again. But a new sensor could radically change all that. Read More >>

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Where We Will Grow Food After We Scorch the Earth 

A relatively small number of crops make up a lot of the world’s diet. But, as the world gets hotter, the places that we’re able to grow these vital foods is moving. Read More >>

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The Five-Second Rule Still Doesn’t Work

Actual lab tests have revealed that the commonly-cited five-second rule doesn’t hold up. And yet, they still can’t stop me from eating this piece of floor candy! Who’s in charge now, Science? Read More >>

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Researchers Turn Fish Scales Into a Renewable Power Source

We eat fish and throw away the scales. But now researchers have figured out a reason those fish scales might be worth saving. Read More >>

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It’s Going to Be a Bad Year for Pistachios

Eat them while you can, people. Pistachios are about to become a whole lot less available as world stocks get hit by droughts in the US and Iran. Read More >>

environment
The Global Coffee Shortage Is Already a Huge Headache

Hope you’re ready to face the day with nothing but your own unsharpened wits about you. Soon, they will be all you have left. Read More >>