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tech
tech

‘Smart Labels’ of the Future Can Tell Us When to Throw Out Food

No more smell test? Sounds good to us.
Nick Rose
8.23.17
Gin
Gin

You Can Now Get Drunk and Learn How to Make Booze at a 'Gin School'

At the Gin School at Listoke Distillery in County Louth, Ireland, “students” will get a full course load, but first things first: drinking.
Nick Rose
2.7.17
Durian
Durian

This Is Why Durian Smells Absolutely Disgusting

Thanks to a recent study undertaken by the American Chemical Society, we now know that that putrid stench is the result of two very specific things.
Nick Rose
1.19.17
chocolate
chocolate

Meet the Master Chocolatier Who Is Also a Chemist

Godiva's Thierry Muret stumbled into making chocolate purely by chance after studying industrial chemistry, physics, and molecular-level crystal formation.
Barbara Woolsey
12.9.16
food science
food science

‘Brunch’-Flavored Candy Corn Is Terrifying

The makers of candy corn that looks like human teeth is now stepping up the craziness on their flagship Halloween offerings, by crossbreeding them with brunch.
Nick Rose
9.12.16
Hops
Hops

A Chemical in Beer Hops Might Be Used to Fight Cancer

“Beer-inspired compounds” could have a wide range of practical applications, like treating cancers and inflammatory diseases.
Nick Rose
3.17.16
slaughter
slaughter

Humanely Killed Fish Tastes Better

The meat of rainbow trout that had been killed in high-stress situations spoiled faster than fish that were killed swiftly.
Nick Rose
12.17.15
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

This Fun-Loving Comet Is Spraying Tons of Booze Into Space

NASA says that Comet Lovejoy "really lives up to its name" by emitting the equivalent of 500 bottles of wine a second. Oh yeah, and it might unlock the secrets of the origins of life!
Hilary Pollack
10.27.15
salt
salt

Salt Is a Secret Weapon

Salt, if properly understood and utilized, can be an indispensable tool in a home cook's arsenal. The problem is that most home cooks don't know how to use it properly.
Dan Geltner
10.9.15
london
london

These Cocktails Taste Like an Opera

Tony Conigliaro is the man famous for deconstructing the cocktail into its molecular components, and then building it back up again—like Nietzsche, but tastier. I visited his laboratory to find out what inspires him to make drinks that taste like a...
David Whelan
9.13.15
japan
japan

This Mad Scientist From Japan Has Created Neon-Coloured Udon

Biochemist and self-proclamed "mad scientist" Kurare has created psychedelic udon noodles with fluorescence chemicals like new coccine and riboflavin.
Nick Rose
8.25.15
WTF
WTF

Flavor-Changing Milk Is an Astoundingly Needless Invention

A former chemistry professor has come up with a milk drink that looks like a lava lamp and switches from tasting like plain to chocolate to strawberry. But do we want it?
Hilary Pollack
3.2.15