Food Science

Let Science Teach You The Absolute Best Way To Cook Pasta

Better macaroni through chemistry.<p>Chemists used their noodle so you can prepare your noodle perfectly.<p>In a video posted Tuesday, the American Chemical Society’s Reactions channel boiled down the key points of how to cook pasta just right.<p>You’ve probably picked up pointers in the kitchen already, …

Science

How to cook pasta correctly, according to science

<b>Salt or no salt? Oil or no oil? Answers to these pressing questions and more revealed.</b><p>Cooking pasta is about as easy as boiling water, right? Well …

Cooking

Vitamin D Has Been Linked to Autism Prevention in Animal Studies

The evidence is mounting.<p>Researchers have found that vitamin D treatments during pregnancy appear to prevent the development of autism in mice, and …

Vitamins

Fats

The scientific method involves controls and variables. When it comes to breakfast, which is generally a simple equation, there is generally one …

Breakfast

This is officially the best way to cook pasta, according to science

Do you cook your carbs correctly?<p>We like to think we're practically carb experts here at <i>Prima.co.uk</i>, but that doesn't mean we haven't occasionally …

Recipes

Court: Florida dairy's skim milk is skim milk, not imitation

A small, all-natural diary isn't being deceptive when it calls it's skim milk "skim milk," a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a victory for the …

Life Sciences

Driving on Eggshells: Researchers Turn Food Waste into Tires

Tomato peels, eggshells and other food that gets discarded could be turned into sustainable rubber for use in tires, according to a new …

Cool Stuff

The 19 cities with the most Michelin stars

The 19 cities with the most Michelin stars

Astronomy

The Future of Food Production Will Look A Lot Like Brewing Beer

The latest new buzzword in food tech? Fermentation. And we’re not talking about the kimchi or kombucha kind.<p>Rather, it’s a process increasingly used …

Agriculture

Bio-inspired gel material could help engineers control movements of soft robots

A new material that naturally adapts to changing environments was inspired by the strength, stability, and mechanical performance of the jaw of a …

Robotics

Is Popcorn Gluten-Free? 11 Gluten-Free Popcorn Brands

Most people with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity probably would assume that popcorn—either plain or in most flavored varieties—is …

Gluten

4 Ways to Turn Your Next Meal Into an Umami Bomb

Everything I thought I knew about umami was wrong.<p>That, at least, was my takeaway from a lecture on umami that I attended a few weeks ago. When …

Foodies

The "5-Second Rule" Is Maybe, Sorta, Kinda Real (Says Science)

The next time you're side-eyed or shamed for eating food dropped on the floor, know that you're not alone. Seventy-nine percent of people have …

Science

Agriculture, dietary changes, and adaptations in fat metabolism from ancient to modern Europeans

Good vs bad cholesterol. Margarine vs butter. Red meat vs. vegan. The causal links between fats and health have been a hotly debated topic for …

Biology

Scientists Have Good News for Anyone Who Likes Cheese - Munchies

Is there anyone who can honestly say they don't like cheese? Wobbly burrata drizzled with olive oil, stinky Stilton smeared on water biscuits, Cheddar on toast, goat cheese, sheep milk cheese, hell, even camel milk cheese—it's all good.<p>The only problem (unless you're French, apparently) is that …

Nutrition

Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise

Hate treadmills? No prob. The Tranquility Pod uses “pleasant sound, gentle vibration, and soothing light to transport the body, mind, and spirit to a …

Exercise

This Calcium Isotope Is So Rare, It Costs $500,000 for Just 2 Grams

So much money in that tiny jar.<p>If you're looking for a really dumb thing to spend your money on, look no further than calcium-48, an extremely rare …

Calcium

Gut bacteria play a role in long-term weight gain

Weight gain happens when we consume more food than we can burn, and weight loss happens when we burn more energy than we consume. But why do some …

Weight Loss

Whole Foods recalls more cheeses from the creamery responsible for products linked to 2 deaths

Whole Foods is expanding its recall of products from a creamery linked to two food-poisoning deaths to include more stores.<p>The grocery chain is pulling soft cheeses made with raw, unpasteurized milk by Vulto Creamery from eight more stores in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey, the FDA …

Flu

Is Cancer Linked To Autism? According To Scientists, The Two Have A Problem Protein In Common

Are people with autism more likely to develop cancer? Scientists have discovered that a protein connected to the developmental disorder also plays a …

Autism

Two People Die after Eating Raw Milk Cheese Made in New York State

Two people have died following an outbreak of listeria linked to a popular artisanal raw milk cheese made in upstate New York, the authorities said this week.<p>The deaths occurred in Vermont and Connecticut, local officials said. Four other people in New York and Florida reported feeling sick after …

New York City

Is Raw Milk Cheese Dangerous?

Two people have died and four others have gotten sick off of soft raw-milk cheese from Vulto Creamery in New York, according to a release from the …

Food Safety

The American Cheese I Grew Up Eating (and Haven't Stopped Since)

<i>Sometimes you need a break from the craziness of this modern age, which is why we're celebrating nostalgic foods this week at BonAppetit.com.</i><p>I have a crisper drawer dedicated to cheese and have spent a large chunk of my savings at Murray's Cheese in NYC, but <b>my all-time favorite cheese isn't</b> …

Foodies

Men with impaired glucose metabolism should avoid high-carbohydrate foods in the evening

According to a nutrition study led by the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE), a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research, the …

Diabetes

Are Gut Microbes Stopping You From Losing Weight?

The new year has come and gone, and we've all made our usual resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier, get in shape, and work out more. The problem …

Weight Loss

Diet sweetener sucralose suppresses appetite

In what may be good news for dieters, a study has found that the artificial sweetener sucralose suppresses food intake. The study contradicts one …

Biology

Sulforaphane, a phytochemical in broccoli sprouts, ameliorates obesity

[Background]<p>Sulforaphane*1, a phytochemical contained in broccoli sprouts at relatively high concentrations, has been known to exert effects of …

Biology

New protein discovered in aging, cancer

A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study. The researchers hope that the …

Cancer

How to make American cheese at home

Let's get the obvious question out of the way: why American cheese?<p>For the philosophical argument, let's defer to greater minds such as those of J. Kenji López-Alt and Kat Kinsman, who rise in defense of the ubiquitous, much-detested cheese product. "It is my moral and ethical imperative to tell …

Life Sciences

Are almond, soy and rice “fake milk?” The dairy industry says yes.

<b>By Candice Choi,</b> <i>The Associated Press</i>NEW YORK — Is “fake milk” spoiling the dairy industry’s image?Dairy producers are calling for a crackdown on the …

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