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Changes in Ecuador’s ‘seed law’ angers and frustrates scientists

Changes in Ecuador’s ‘seed law’ angers and frustrates scientists

An amendment that gives a free pass to genetically modified crops causes legal turmoil

By | Posted November 13, 2017

PODCAST: Old beef

PODCAST: Old beef

The science of aging meat

By | Posted November 6, 2017

Speaking out for climate science, for the first time

Speaking out for climate science, for the first time

Sonali McDermid is worried about the planet’s food supply — and those seeking to eviscerate science

By | Posted July 11, 2017

Turning roundworms into flatworms

Turning roundworms into flatworms

A recent study on roundworms identified the hormone responsible for burning fat, marking the latest discovery in a convoluted, century-long search

By | Posted April 10, 2017

I got drunk off of absinthe and didn’t hallucinate. What gives?

I got drunk off of absinthe and didn’t hallucinate. What gives?

Historical reports of “absinthism” probably just described severe alcoholism

By | Posted March 29, 2017

Good mold, bad mold

Good mold, bad mold

What cheese caves have that your refrigerator doesn’t

By | Posted February 13, 2017

Can a diet prevent Alzheimer's Disease?

Can a diet prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Studies suggest that heart-healthy diets also associate with a healthy brain

By | Posted February 6, 2017

The FDA’s new nutrition labels might not do enough to reduce obesity

The FDA’s new nutrition labels might not do enough to reduce obesity

Serving sizes will be increased on new food labels, but many won’t know what to do with that information

By | Posted January 23, 2017

Why some people can tolerate the world's hottest pepper

Why some people can tolerate the world’s hottest pepper

Genetic and socio-cultural factors chip in to protect us from the burn — well some of us

By | Posted December 19, 2016

What’s inside my pumpkin spice latte?

What’s inside my pumpkin spice latte?

Despite the name, the flavoring often has little in common with actual pumpkins.

By | Posted December 9, 2016

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