Science

food politics

The Pesticides on Your Produce Are Potentially Dangerous. Why Won't the EPA Ban Them?

Spoiler: it involves lobbyists.
Hannah Keyser
8.27.18
Booze

Of Course Research Suggests That Red Bull & Vodka Can Increase Aggressive, Risky Behavior

At least in mice, zebrafish, and that guy at the bar the other night.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.16.18
Science

‘Broccoli Coffee’ Is Supposed to Combat Food Waste, But Sounds Gross TBH

A cafe in Melbourne is serving the beverage/childhood nightmare.
Ian Burke
6.7.18
Barbecue

Your Skin May Be Absorbing Harmful Compounds From BBQ Smoke

Doubt it will stop anyone from hovering over the grill, but don't say we didn't warn ya.
Lauren Rothman
5.25.18
egg

Electrocuting Eggs Will Get Rid of Their Fart Smell

Japanese researchers found that treating an egg with electricity will get rid of any noxious odor (and make the egg white softer).
Nick Rose
3.4.18
Science

Food Hacking: Laser Bacon

Simon visits Kentaro Fukuchi, a professor who wants to fuse cutting-edge technology with the Japanese tradition of eating raw meat.
Simon Klose
2.25.18
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
space food

Pizza and Ice Cream Are Headed for the International Space Station

Sounds a lot better than your average space food.
Nick Rose
11.14.17
alcohol

Study Says Drinking and Smoking Weed as a Teen Really Can Mess Up Your Future

We're not being narcs—it's science.
Nick Rose
11.7.17
bacon

Scientists Discover Low-Fat Bacon Can Be Made from CRISPR-Modified Pigs

Playing god is part of your balanced breakfast.
Mayukh Sen
10.25.17
medicine

Scientists Are Developing Injections That Could Stop You from Overeating

The experimental treatment, which has been tested on mice and monkeys, helped to treat obesity and diabetes, and changed food preferences.
Nick Rose
10.24.17