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How pumpkin spice flavor was created in a lab

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How to make scientifically perfect ice cream

It's all about balancing the equation.

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How yeast makes bread bubbly and delicious

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How to make fluffy, delectable meringue using science

A scientific look at the power of eggs.

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The Science Behind Crunchy Fried Chicken

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How flavor chemists designed the controversial pumpkin spice

A little nutmeg has caused so much drama.

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How to create the perfect scoop of ice cream — with science

When one element goes up, the other must come down.

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Mastering sourdough with the science of yeast

How to use the magic microorganisms that make bread rise to create a golden brown loaf.

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Why science is so important for the decadent pavlova

Pavlovas are a decidedly retro dessert named after a Russian ballerina.

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How to get the crunchiest, juiciest fried chicken using science

A food scientist lays out the process of “flash evaporation” to achieve a crispy, dry exterior with a satisfying bite.

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Beer + Chicken = Slammable Chicken

Cooking with beer can be easy — if you follow a few basic scientific laws.

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How to turn the volume way up on a classic ceviche using science

A culinary scientist talks about the power of cooking with acid in the kitchen.

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The science of grilling with smoke

A renowned molecular gastronomy chef shows you how. 🔥

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2 beers and a little science can make a slammable chicken

Beer can enhance food in two ways: The alcohol's chemical abilities and the flavor — pilsner, in my case — can elevate your dish.

The benefits of coffee
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Drinking coffee one of two ways could boost longevity — study

Plus: Protect your bunnies, people.

Longevity Hacks

This coffee hack could improve your gut health and make you live longer

Here’s what science can glean from your daily coffee order.

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Does coffee make you poop? A gastroenterologist gets to the bottom of it

The connection is more complicated than you might think.

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Angelo Moriondo: How the father of the espresso machine used science to make coffee

The smooth science of brewing espresso, explained.

Mind and Body

Is there a best time to drink coffee? Plan your cups to optimize exercise, sleep, and alertness

Grab yourself a coffee and buckle up.

Let’s TikTok About Sex

Does coffee make your orgasms better?

A viral TikTok makes a new case for the benefits of caffeine.

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Is coffee before workouts good or bad? The benefits of caffeine, explained

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Why is pumpkin spice so popular? Scent scientists explain the hype

Starbuck's pumpkin spice latte (or PSL) is an undeniable favorite. The drink's scent and nostalgia are equally as important as taste — and scientists explain why.

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Is reheating coffee bad for you? A scientist reveals the pros and cons

We're all guilty of letting our coffees go cold now and again, but does that mean we should just throw it out? A chemist explains the science of reheating.

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Chemistry explains why the most underrated part of coffee is so important

It all comes back to the “mouthfeel.”

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5 reasons drinking coffee improves brain power

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Science debunks the biggest myth about coffee and growth

The answer lies in old ad campaigns and scientific studies.

Mind and Body

Here’s how much coffee it takes to get the biggest health benefits

Your morning coffee can do more than wake you up.

Coffee Crisis

This bean is going to save coffee from the climate crisis

One full-bodied bean is equal parts reslient and delicious.

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One coffee routine is sabotaging efforts to save birds

Time to put your conservation where your mouth is — literally.

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5 ways drinking coffee can improve your life

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Why does spicy food make you sweat? A neuroscientist breaks it down

The body isn’t in actual harm, but it responds as if it is.

Gamer food

10 video game characters with Big Cheez-It energy

But is it extra-toasty?

Horizons

Artificial photosynthesis can grow plants without light — and may solve a planetary dilemma

Plus: Robotic limbs can feel real.

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What makes eggs organic? A USDA expert cracks open the complicated answer

Egg-cellent.

Innovation

9 veggies that are healthier cooked than raw

Consider turning up the heat on these vegetables.

Mind and Body

Is coffee good for you? How to get the most health benefits out of each cup

There’s is more to coffee than caffeine.

Mind and Body

ADHD and binge eating are connected: 4 strategies to keep a healthy diet

Studies have also shown an association between ADHD and certain eating disorders.

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Is intermittent fasting good for you? A nutritionist explains why it's not all it's cracked up to be

It’s easy to see the appeal of intermittent fasting as a weight-loss method.

Longevity Hacks

This coffee hack could improve your gut health and make you live longer

Here’s what science can glean from your daily coffee order.

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The scientific reason barbecue tastes so much better than other cooked meat

Cooking is the process of using high temperatures to drive chemical reactions that change food at a molecular level.

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Does coffee make you poop? A gastroenterologist gets to the bottom of it

The connection is more complicated than you might think.

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Angelo Moriondo: How the father of the espresso machine used science to make coffee

The smooth science of brewing espresso, explained.

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Extracts from an unusual sea creature may reverse aging, mouse study suggests

Significant amounts of plasmalogens are found in sea squirts.

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Can ginger cure nausea? A gastroenterologist reveals the spicy truth

It certainly doesn’t hurt.

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Indigenous diets: How one preschool is teaching kids to eat healthy

Bison pastrami is not typical school lunch fare, but it’s a crowd favorite at a preschool in Minneapolis.

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How should you barbecue plant-based meat? A vegan nutritionist reveals the secret

It’s easier than you might think.