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

There’s fungus in your food

There’s fungus in your food

A whole kingdom to thank for more than just mushrooms

By | Posted April 4, 2016

A perfect, flaky circle

A perfect, flaky circle

When it comes to pie, it’s all about ratios

By | Posted March 14, 2016

Jiminy cricket’s worst nightmare

Jiminy cricket’s worst nightmare

Insects are highly nutritious and easy on the environment; could they be the next super food?

By | Posted November 7, 2014

Grilling for geeks

Grilling for geeks

The science of the perfect burger

By | Posted July 2, 2011

Rethinking food labels

Rethinking food labels

Contest calls for better nutrition label design, but would that be enough?

By | Posted June 30, 2011

Don't like your veggies? Blame your genes.

Don’t like your veggies? Blame your genes.

New paper explores genes that make foods taste bitter

By | Posted April 1, 2011

The case of the malodorous infant

The case of the malodorous infant

Food choices during pregnancy can have astounding effects

By | Posted March 25, 2011

Why does red wine give me a headache?

Why does red wine give me a headache?

Scientists aren’t sure. But here’s what we do know.

By | Posted March 10, 2011

"C" is for chemistry

“C” is for chemistry

Science you didn’t know you were doing

By | Posted February 24, 2011