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How pumpkin spice flavor was created in a lab


How to make scientifically perfect ice cream

It's all about balancing the equation.


How yeast makes bread bubbly and delicious


How to make fluffy, delectable meringue using science

A scientific look at the power of eggs.


The Science Behind Crunchy Fried Chicken


How flavor chemists designed the controversial pumpkin spice

A little nutmeg has caused so much drama.


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

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


Mastering sourdough with the science of yeast

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


Why science is so important for the decadent pavlova

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


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.


Beer + Chicken = Slammable Chicken

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


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.

Mind and Body

Is a vegan diet healthy for your heart? Science reveals the surprising truth

Around half a million British people are now vegan, according to the Vegan Society.

Check, please!

Scientists debunk a long-held theory about oysters, chocolate, honey, and Spanish fly

smart food

Four ways fasting may help your brain

Time without food benefits the mind, not just the body.

Longevity hacks

Scientists calculate the number of take-out meals that increase chance of death

On the bright side, the quality of “outside” food has improved over time.

Mind and Body

3 psychological tricks could be the key to weight loss

Many “keys to shedding pounds” are out there — but these are backed up by research.

Check, Please

Best pasta shape? Geometry debunks a popular food myth

cup of keto

Keto may help you stay sober for longer

Unexpected benefits are linked to the internet’s favorite diet.

On Your Left

Falcon and Winter Soldier Easter egg reveals Zemo's deliciously evil plan

Beware strangers with candy.

Fast fact

Fasting found to have a transformative effect on diet results

A new study suggests fasting can benefit difficult-to-treat metabolic problems.


The 9 weirdest 3D-printed objects with scientific uses

Fish food

The best healthy seafood diet depends on one critical factor

It’s time to diversify what you eat, and what's in the water.

Longevity hacks

Longevity hack: Study supports an extra workout perk from coffee

Coffee before exercise helps you feel the burn (literally).