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Science

Why You Get Off on Torturing Yourself With Chilis

It turns out that we are physiologically and psychologically predisposed to sadomasochistic dining tendencies.
Jessica Thompson
1.6.18
Best of 2017

Everything Science Told Us to Eat, Drink, and Consume in 2017

Don't drink your whiskey neat. Ketchup should not be in glass bottles. It's been a wonderful year for food science.
Munchies Staff
12.15.17
beer

Researchers Say Beer Can Actually Boost Creativity

Too good to be true, or the secret to finally creating your masterpiece?
Alex Swerdloff
8.16.17
Health

Coconut Oil Is Not 'Good for You'

"You can put it on your body, but don’t put it in your body," warns a new advisory.
Alex Swerdloff
6.20.17
neuroscience

This Is Why Weed Gives You the Munchies

We don't need science to tell us that getting stoned and getting the munchies tend to go hand in hand—but a team of neuroscientists may have discovered the exact reason why weed can make you can tear through a pile of junk food.
Matthew Zuras
4.19.17
Health

Study Finds 'Clean Eating' Actually Puts Millennials' Health at Risk

Researchers have reason to believe that 'clean eating' isn't all that great, and bloggers and social media may be to blame.
Alex Swerdloff
4.13.17
Science

Scientists Discover Way to Transmit Taste of Lemonade Over Internet

Back in our day, you didn’t need a high speed network connection to pour yourself a refreshing glass of lemonade!
Alex Swerdloff
3.28.17
alcohol

We Now Know Which Country Pregames the Most Booze

According to data from the Global Drugs Survey, 85 percent of the nation's respondents said they pregame before a night out.
Daisy Meager
3.22.17
vegetarian

Scientists Are Redesigning Supermarkets to Make You Go Vegetarian

Oxford researchers have redesigned stores to encourage shoppers to buy more greens and less red meat.
Daisy Meager
1.23.17
alcohol

New Study Says Alcohol Ads Should Be Banned from Sports Events

Experts from Alcohol Research UK and the Institute of Alcohol Studies are calling for tougher booze advertising laws.
Daisy Meager
1.11.17
Health

This Could Be the End of Office Birthday Cake

Bad news: office birthday cake might become a thing of the past.
Phoebe Hurst
1.3.17
Science

This Is the Best Way to Get Ketchup Out of the Bottle According to Science

All your tomato sauce-based woes are over.
Daisy Meager
1.3.17