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How insects could feed the world

Is eating bugs the solution to feeding the world’s growing population of human beings and livestock? Emily Anthes chews on locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she tries to find out<p>At first, my meal seems familiar, like countless other dishes I’ve eaten at Asian restaurants. A swirl of noodles …

The 'Miracle' Berry That Could Replace Sugar

Miracle fruit contains a protein called miraculin that tastes sweet enough to replicate the effect of sugar. Why isn't it widely used as a healthy sweetener?<p>Of all our senses, taste is the one that people associate most strongly with expectations of pleasure. But indulgence comes at a cost. Almost …

The Inventor of the 3D Printer Is Stoked on the Future of 3D-Printed Food

A legend in his own right, the 74-year-old Californian not only revolutionized industrial production with the 3D printer, he created a brand new path for a new industry that is continually—and creatively—evolving.<p>Image: Wikipedia<p>If you're not on the Continent, you may not have heard of the European …

Meals of the Future: Will Soylent and Ambronite Make Food Obsolete?

The green sludge pictured above might look like your garden-variety smoothie, but would you believe it's actually the future of food? Old TV shows …

Junk food gets encoded in DNA of future children, scientists discover

The next time you wolf down that Big Mac with large fries consider you may be affecting more than your own waistline. Scientists now say an unhealthy …

Forget GMOs. The Future of Food Is Data—Mountains of It

Inside a squat building on San Francisco's 10th Street, packed into a space that looks a lot like a high school chem lab, Hampton Creek is …

The 'Sioux Chef' Is Putting Pre-Colonization Food Back On The Menu

Like most chefs, Sean Sherman practically lives in the kitchen. But in his spare time, this member of the Oglala Lakota tribe has been on a quest to identify the foods his ancestors ate on the Great Plains before European settlers appeared on the scene. After years of researching and experimenting …

Are Insects the Future of Food?

Emily Anthes braves locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she asks whether eating insects is the answer to feeding ever more humans and …

Agriculture

What the World Eats

The chart represents the caloric breakdown of the average person’s daily consumption. Swipe through the timeline to see how the source and distribution of calories has changed over the last fifty years.<p>About<p><b>What the World Eats</b><p>This interactive was built in conjunction with National Geographic’s …

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A New Podcast Delves Into the History and Science of Food

<b>The boarding school I attended as a kid imposed some rules on new students.</b><p>You had to be Catholic; it was run by French nuns. You had to be able to afford, and keep track of, the multiple pieces of clothing it required, from the winter skirt, blouse, coat and cap to the summer dress, blazer and …

Candy: The next battle in America’s health war?

<b>On almost every day of the year,</b> Room W471 on the fourth floor of Chicago’s enormous McCormick Place convention center is as unremarkable as any corporate meeting room you might imagine. It is gray. Or perhaps beige. Or is it a dull blue? Never mind. It is the efficient non-identifiable hue of how …

Plants Can Tell When They're Being Eaten

Eating a leaf off a plant may not kill it, but that doesn't mean the plant likes it. The newest study to examine the intelligence (or at least …

Opinion: Why ‘Food 2.0’ is tech’s next big start-up craze

If you love Krispy Kreme donuts, hot fudge sundaes, a glass of Merlot and a great movie, well we have several big takeaways today for all you …

Matcha, regional grains, coconut sugar & cannabis cuisine: What are the top 10 culinary trends for 2015?

As for overarching themes, says SRG, look out for “<i>deeper explorations of global cuisines and cooking methods, especially Asian; continued efforts to</i> …

Can Quinoa Take Root On The 'Roof Of The World'?

For thousands of years, quinoa barely budged from its home in the Andes. Other crops — corn, potatoes, rice, wheat and sorghum — traveled and colonized the world. But quinoa stayed home.<p>All of a sudden, quinoa is a trendy, jet-setting "superfood." And as we've reported, some American farmers are …

Forget Kale. Try These Three REAL Superfoods

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of kale.<p>But kale is absolutely, positively not a superfood.<p>A superfood is high in protein, low in fat, gluten-free, …

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Online Grocery Shopping Is Back, and This Time It'll Work

Webvan is a name synonymous with dotcom failure. At the turn of the millennium, the heavily funded startup and its many investors bet that the time …

From GMOs to soda taxes, here's what the election means for your fridge

GMO labeling laws keep failing. Here’s why we can expect more

After efforts to label genetically engineered foods failed in Oregon and Colorado, Politico’s Jenny Hopkinson tweeted, “For those keeping score: the …

Bulletproof Coffee, The New Power Drink Of Silicon Valley

Move over, green juice. Startup execs, Hollywood A-listers, and regular joes are now swearing by butter-infused Bulletproof coffee.<p>Cloud computing pioneer Dave Asprey took a trip to Tibet in 2004 to learn how to meditate. But it was the yak-butter tea he tried there that ended up transforming his …

Tesla Model S software update guards against faulty wiring

Amidst a recent spate of Model S fires, Tesla has upgraded the software on the EV to prevent unsafe charging, according to a tweet from Tesla S owner <i>@ddenboer</i>. If input power fluctuations are outside a safe range, the software will automatically reduce the charging current by 25 percent -- from 40 …

The Top 101 Science Fiction Adventures

<i>Book editor and critic Joshua Glenn has worked to bring classic early science fiction back into print with his Radium Age Science Fiction Series. Now</i> …

Is nutrition research a pseudoscience?

Everyone agrees "eating right" is a good idea – what we can't agree on is what the hell it means. (Whole wheat is now a healthy diet option or …

First Look at Captain America #14 & Deadpool #21, Fantastic Four #1 from James Robinson & Leonard Kirk, and a Mortal teaser

The <b>Loose Nuke</b>storyline continues with Rick Remender handling the writing and Carlos Pacheco creating the illustrations.<p><i>Cap finally has his chance to</i> …

My God, it’s full of planets!

WHEN it comes to public appreciation of astronomy, NASA’s exoplanet-hunting space telescope <i>Kepler</i> is the most successful instrument the agency has …

How Long Could You Survive In A Coffin If You Were Buried Alive?

It depends on how big your coffin is.<p>A normal, healthy person might have 10 minutes to an hour, or six hours to 36 hours--depending on whom you ask--before settling into a premature grave. Scientists disagree, but one thing’s for sure: it wouldn’t be long.<p>It all comes down to the amount of air …

How Spotify and its digital music rivals can win over artists: 'Just include us'

Musician Zoe Keating in debate with Amanda Palmer, Imogen Heap and will.i.am, Spotify, Songkick and Vevo<p>How can digital music services win praise from musicians, rather than the kind of attacks recently aimed at Spotify by Thom Yorke and David Byrne?<p>For cellist Zoe Keating, its simple. "Just …

Why The Lego-Style 'Phonebloks' Concept Will Fall Apart

The idea of a modular smartphone with individually swappable pieces is genius. Too bad it's impossible.<p>The Phonebloks concept, an idea for a block-based "modular" smartphone, is a borderline-brilliant, environmentally conscious, I-should've-thought-of-that victory of design. If you aren't familiar, …

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