Food Science

Want an Easy—and Delicious—Way to Safely View the Solar Eclipse? Use a Pizza Box!

Just make sure you eat the pizza first.<p>Everybody’s finding a way to jump on the total eclipse bandwagon—from national parks setting up viewing points …

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Meals for Your Eclipse Menu

Historically, our sun is the only thing guaranteed to be eaten during a solar eclipse.<p>“A frequent theme is ‘the gods are angry, man has displeased them and they are taking the sun,’” said Fred Espenak, an eclipse chaser who has traveled around the world for 27 of these events.<p>The ancient Chinese …

Food & Dining

The Scoop on People Who Scoop Out Their Bagels

It's all about the ratio—sometimes<p>Behold the bagel: equal parts doughy and crisp, hearty and cheap, a vehicle for salty cured fish and sweet …

Breakfast

Nutritionist Weighs In On Thirst-Quenching 'Gatorade' of Beers

Could salty beer really replace sports drinks?<p>In April, a Notre Dame senior named Emmet Farnan running a half-marathon handicapped himself by …

Nutrition

A Baking Book That Celebrates the Science of Junk Food

Stella Parks doesn’t really like cookbooks. That’s surprising, since Parks is an award-winning pastry chef, a successful baking blogger, and now a …

Food

Fruitcake From Robert Scott Expedition Is ‘Almost’ Edible at 106 Years Old

Consider the fruitcake.<p>Long maligned for its questionable taste (what did Grandma <i>put</i> in this thing?), its ubiquity (stubbornly appearing at any or every celebratory event) and its toughness (the fridge gives it life), the dessert may have further cemented itself in food lore after a discovery in …

Food & Dining

Six foods that cause diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common condition with many possible causes. Some cases of diarrhea are due to infections. Sometimes it occurs as a side effect of …

Nutrition

We Need to Talk Some More About Your Dirty Sponges

A kitchen sponge is not your enemy. But it can be very dirty. Last week, scientists published a study revealing how densely packed your dirty kitchen sponge is with microscopic bacteria. After I wrote an article about their work, readers flooded my inbox with good questions, so I asked around for …

Food & Dining

Violin-making refugee shapes a sweeter sounding future

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Krispy Kreme is adding a chocolate version of its famous glazed doughnut to the menu — but there's a catch (KKD)

Krispy Kreme is adding a new doughnut to the menu — but only for three days.<p>On Wednesday, the doughnut chain announced that it would debut the first-ever chocolate version of the chain's iconic original glazed doughnut to celebrate the solar eclipse.<p>The doughnut will launch on Monday, August 21, …

Astronomy

Head to these restaurants and bars for the best view of the eclipse

Solar eclipses are so rare that many people won't be lucky enough to see even one in their lifetime. But this summer, millions of people are gearing up to see the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 — the first one visible from the U.S. in 99 years!<p>Locations along the path of totality, the areas where viewers …

Restaurants

Impossible Burger’s ‘Secret Sauce’ Highlights Challenges of Food Tech

One of the chief selling points of the Impossible Burger, a much ballyhooed plant-based burger patty, is its resemblance to meat, right down to the taste and beeflike “blood.”<p>Those qualities, from an ingredient produced by a genetically engineered yeast, have made the burger a darling among …

Food & Dining

Cleaning a Dirty Sponge Only Helps Its Worst Bacteria, Study Says

Stop. Drop the sponge and step away from the microwave.<p>That squishy cleaning apparatus is a microscopic universe, teeming with countless bacteria. Some people may think that microwaving a sponge kills its tiny residents, but they are only partly right. It may nuke the weak ones, but the strongest, …

Food & Dining

Jellyfish crisps could be the perfect snack for the anthropocene

Futuristic, pretty much fat-free, and made with plenty of alcohol<p>Eating jellyfish has been part of Asian cuisine for more than a millennium, but a new method that turns the creatures into crisps could help make it a popular habit elsewhere.<p>Traditionally, preserving jellyfish to eat is a month-long …

Alcohol

Global warming reduces protein in key crops: study

Rising carbon dioxide levels from global warming will drastically reduce the amount of protein in staple crops like rice and wheat, leaving …

Ecology

Trump’s Win Squelched the Anti-GMO movement

Out: meaningless warning labels. In: science and innovation.<p>What a difference a year makes.<p>Last summer, the anti-GMO movement was riding high. The …

Agriculture

Crispy Jellyfish Are The Next Weird Food Source Proposed by Danish Scientists

Move over, roast crickets.<p>If you're a fan of potato chips, the next best thing might just be a crispy, lightweight sheet of preserved …

Baltic Sea

Beer sales are down - especially among millennials

Thinking of opening a craft brewery or a bar? You might want avoid targeting millennials in your marketing - and definitely cut back on the …

Australian News

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Food

A good philosophical question can arise from anywhere. Did you ever think, for example, that sitting down to dinner or strolling through the …

Food

Only sleeping six hours a night? It might add 3cm to your waistline, study finds

By now, the connection between sleep and weight gain has been well established. Numerous studies have provided evidence that sleeping too little - …

Wellness

Science Just Gave You A Brain-Boosting Reason To Eat Kale

For everyone who really wants to like kale, but really doesn’t–science just handed you a reason to at least pretend that you like it. A new study suggests that a particular nutrient in kale—and spinach, eggs and avocados—is a potential brain booster, especially for those middle-age and older.<p>The …

The Brain

Lipid transfer from plants to arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi

Textbooks tell us that in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses, the host plant supplies its fungal symbionts solely with sugars, in return for inorganic …

Biology

High-fat ice cream may not necessarily mean tastier ice cream

Ice cream with higher fat amounts are typically called "premium" ice creams. However, Penn State researchers found that most people can't tell the …

Beverages

Perfect Manhattans & Mysterious Fungi

Dave Arnold set up his own experiments to mix the perfect Manhattan, explaining, "A dose of science will do you good. Think like a scientist and you …

Health

The Very Hungry Caterpillars That Turned to Cannibalism

If you’re a hungry caterpillar and you’ve got a choice between eating a plant or another caterpillar, which do you chose?<p>You pick your fellow caterpillar, scientists have found — if the plant is noxious enough.<p>In a study published Monday in Nature Ecology and Evolution, scientists sprayed tomato …

Food & Dining

Sustainability Is Focus of New Seafood Initiative

Informing the public and the restaurant industry about seafood sustainability has been a decades-long mission of a number of groups, including Seafood Watch at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Now chefs associated with the James Beard Foundation have joined the effort with Smart Catch, a program created …

Food & Dining

World View downs KFC’s stratospheric chicken sandwich early due to balloon leak

World View Enterprises said its “Zinger 1” mission to keep a KFC chicken sandwich aloft in the stratosphere was terminated earlier than planned, due …

Science

New oven to bake bread in space

A German start-up has prototyped a bread oven that operated in microgravity that may someday enable astronauts to enjoy fresh-baked goods in space. …

In Space

Chinese scientists genetically engineer purple rice rich in antioxidants

Plain white rice is pretty nutritionally empty, so if you want something a little healthier, it's probably worth sticking to other varieties like …

Biology

Novelty, precision and personalized nutrition: The benefits of 3-D printed food

While the technology is expected to be adopted by more restaurants and kitchens, the device has obstacles to overcome including price, reliability …

Life Sciences