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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.


Intermittent fasting’s favorite word may not mean what you think

Longevity hacks

One gut-healthy diet can calm inflammation

“That was absolutely incredible result, and I think probably better than anyone had really anticipated.”


The most ethical meat to eat, according to a philosopher

Meet your most morally acceptable meat.

Mind and Body

Science debunks the biggest myth about plant-based meat

Plant-based diets have surged in popularity during the past few years.

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Science debunks a deadly summer food myth

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The best way to prepare raw chicken, according to science

Plus: Richard Branson triumphs in Virgin Galactic flight and scientists discover a fresh link between diet, the gut microbiome, and disease.

Om nom nom

Is competitive eating a sport? 5 ways to train your body and mind

Mind and Body

Scientist debunks the most confusing myth about eating fat

How much fat you should eat depends on who you ask.

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Food scientist debunks a dangerous myth about chicken

Leave your chicken slime alone.

Eat your beans

A link between the gut and diet may mean a cure for an incurable disease

“The hypothesis has always been that bacterial composition is tightly linked to diet.”

Think fast

Male and female bodies respond differently to intermittent fasting

Here's what we know so far.

seeing double

Alien-like vegetables have mathematical “memory” — study

There’s more going on in a Romanesco than meets the eye.