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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.

Going back

What ancient feces can tell us about our modern diet

A new analysis reveals the gut microbiome we may have lost for good.

galaxy quest

A mysterious, subtle signal is emanating from the interstellar medium

Plus: Ancient bacteria reveals what early humans actually ate.

Family tree

Ancient bacteria reveals the critical food early humans ate

Mineralized dental plaque preserved ancient microbial information.

Feast Your Eyes

7 sustainable "future foods" you need to eat

Longevity Hacks

Pizza test reveals a weird link between diet and immune cells

This is what happens when the “powerhouse of the cell” gets salty.

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Food scientists debunk a wasteful myth about expiration dates

“There’s no industry standard for best by, sell by, or use by dates.”

mighty morphing

Ikea-like pasta is the Earth-friendly food of the future

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Biologists debunk an 80-year-old myth about carrots

Can carrots give you super-eyesight? Maybe not.

liquid lunch

5 liquids that technically won’t break a fast

Science says so.

mushroom meds

Do mushroom supplements work? I tried 5 so you don't have to

Medicinal mushrooms aren't really magic.

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Food scientists debunk a dangerous myth about moldy food

Coffee Crisis

This bean is going to save coffee from the climate crisis

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