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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.

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Green Eats

Carbon footprint study reveals 1 'recommended' diet is bad for Earth

"Human food systems are a key contributor to climate change."

Earth 2.0

3 transformative technologies that will revolutionize the planet

The next agricultural revolution is coming.

Sugar, sugar

40-day experiment reveals what happens to your brain when you give up sugar

“The first few days are a little rough.”


Which plastic bottle size is worst for the environment? Study reveals a surprising answer

This should change how you shop for soda forever.

check please

Neanderthal gut microbiome debunks 1 big myth about paleo diets

Mind and Body

Scientists debunk a long-held theory about dieting

Forget what you thought you knew.

Perk Up

5 ways drinking coffee can improve your life

Mind and Body

5 foods that boost brain function

Heating up

Scientists debunk long-held theory about spicy food

Why "Darwinian Gastronomy" can't explain the popularity of spice.

Hit the ground running

Long-distancing running: Optimum performance comes to down to 5 vital factors

It's all about the right foods in the right amounts.

Food facts

Is a vegan diet healthier? 5 reasons why health experts still aren't sure

To go vegan or to not...

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Intuitive fasting: Why this "third way" of living could be better