Food Science

The $11 Billion California Almond Economy Relies on Honey Bees to Thrive

You can thank bees for your almond milk.<p>It’s sometimes reported that one in every three bites of food depends on bees. As is often the case when an …

Ecology

Inverse is Going to SXSW, But We Need Your Help!

We've put forth a few great or weird or weird-and-great proposals for panels. Vote for them!<p><i>Inverse</i> is headed to South by Southwest and we need your …

Food

Jar of Ancient White Stuff Found in Egyptian Tomb Finally Identified

It's the oldest solid cheese ever discovered.<p>Ptahmes was a high-ranking official under Pharaoh Seti I and later and his successor Ramesses II, and …

Science

Low-carb, high-fat diets could knock years off lifespan, 25-year study suggests

Eating a diet which is low in carbohydrates could knock years off lifespan, a 25 year study suggests.<p>Food plans which replace carbs with protein and fat, such as the Ketogenic or Atkins, have gained popularity in recent years, and are often endorsed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim …

Science

One of the Largest Aquifers in the World Is Disappearing Because of Farmers

Without conservation efforts, a critical water source will soon go dry.<p>Every summer the US Central Plains go dry, leading farmers to tap into …

Food

Doctors Finally Constructed a Hierarchy of Healthy Low-Carbohydrate Diets

Some of them "should be discouraged."<p>A new study published in <i>The Lancet</i> has finally developed the low-carb diet hierarchy the world has been waiting …

Nutrition

'Priming' Study Offers New Wisdom on Eating Breakfast Before a Workout

To eat or not to eat? A new take on the 'window of opportunity'.<p>The field of sports physiology has a complicated relationship with breakfast. Some …

Science

Anti-Vaxxers Worried About Autism Should Be More Concerned About DDT

A chemical banned in 1972 has repercussions today.<p>Even though the Environmental Protection Agency banned the pesticide 46 years ago, DDT still shows …

Autism

Eating a low-carb diet may shorten your life – unless you go vegan too

Low carbohydrate diets have been linked to reduced longevity – except for when dieters ditch the steak for plant-based alternatives.<p>An analysis of …

Nutrition

Archaeologists Find 3,200-Year-Old Cheese in an Egyptian Tomb

A few years ago, a team of archaeologists cleaning sand from an ancient Egyptian tomb discovered a group of broken jars, one of them containing a mysterious white substance.<p>The team had guesses as to what the material might be, but a new analysis published in the journal Analytical Chemistry offers …

Archaeology

Breakthrough in Banana Science Means a Perfectly Ripe Banana Every Day - Technabob

Thanks to Gwen Stefani, I can actually spell b-a-n-a-n-a, so that’s good. The problem I have with bananas is that I hate them. I blame the …

Gwen Stefani

Banana-y bread and onion beer: How yeast can trick our tastebuds

FLORIAN BAUER’S recipe doesn’t sound very wine-like. Take water, sugar, some amino acids and yeast, and let it ferment. And yet… “When you smell it …

Science

The Mid-Morning Dump: Don’t Forget Water Edition

Find out why I’m a journalism & mass communications major instead of a food science major.<b>COSTA RICA UPDATE.</b> CycloneWBB beat the University of Ottawa …

Costa Rica

Do You *Really* Need to Wash Fruit Before You Eat It?

It's literally just running it under tap water for two seconds. What does that do?!?!<p>Between your mom and the Food and Drug Administration, at least a few people have probably told you to always wash your fruits and vegetables so you don't ingest filthy germs when you eat them.<p>But I have to admit, …

Science

‘The next Greek yogurt’: K-State students win national contest with a cheesy drink

Would you consume a tart protein drink made with fermented cheese?<p>Three Kansas State University food science graduate students hope so.<p>The students — …

Cream Cheese

Give a Cow a Brush, and Watch It Scratch That Itch

Cows, like dogs and people, like a good scratch. Outside, they’ll rub their bodies against fence posts or trees to remove parasites or just stay clean. Some do it so much, they can break radio transmission towers if you don’t fence it off.<p>But many dairy cows in the United States never go to …

Business

'Drunchies' Study Explains Why All Your Favorite Hangover Foods Don't Help

"I think my new slogan is 'Have fun, don't die'."<p>Everything you know about hangover cures, foods that “soak up alcohol,” and the magic of a good …

Science

NASA Enlists High School Students to Make a Better Space Breakfast

By the end of the decade, we will send a breakfast casserole to the moon<p>Dining in space isn’t easy. Zero-gravity conditions make even the most basic …

High School

My Two-Week Edible-Insect Feast

The insects appeared at my Chicago doorstep in swarms. Crickets, grasshoppers, locusts, mealworms, ants—all of them dead on arrival, entombed in …

Food

Food of the Dystopia: Beyond Bugs and Beans

When there's nothing left to grow, eating will get weird.<p>In the dystopia, menus will be unrecognizable. You can’t stew a Bolognese if the greenhouse …

Food

FDA Says There Might Be Dairy in Your Almond Milk — What to Know

Milk with extra milk in it.<p>Almond milk is a great alternative to regular dairy milk. It can have just as much flavor, but it’s free of lactose and …

Science

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Coffee?

Written by<p>CURIOSITY © 2018<p>About<br>• Contact<br>• Podcast<br>• Privacy<br>• Terms<p>Curiosity uses cookies to improve site performance, for analytics and for advertising. By …

Food

Ketchup Packets Become the New Straws as Scientists Battle Plastic Waste

Their shape could soon change, and that's a good thing.<p>The age of the plastic straw ban has arrived, forcing all of us to get real about our favorite …

Science

2018 Version of Google Scholar Metrics Now Available

Today [August 2, 2018], we are releasing the 2018 version of Scholar Metrics. This release covers articles published in 2013–2017 andincludes …

Google Scholar

How Much of an Herbicide Is Safe in Your Cereal?

The debate is vicious around glyphosate, which was recently found in several breakfast favorites.<p>On Wednesday, the prominent consumer-advocacy group Environmental Working Group, or EWG, released a report that found glyphosate, a common herbicide, in breakfast foods. The report, which focuses on …

Food

Plant-based burgers are here, and they are JUICY

Beyond Meat just stepped up the burger game with its new line of meats. The sausage, chicken, and burgers are all made from plant protein, so don't …

Food

Discovery in Blood Makes Tick-Borne Red Meat Allergy Easier to Diagnose

It was the most common allergy cause in a new study.<p>When we talk about allergies, we usually think of pollen, peanuts, or pets. But there’s a new kid …

Food

How to Grow Crops on Mars Before Humans Colonize the Red Planet

What exactly will humans eat on Mars?<p>Preparations are already underway for missions that will land humans on Mars in a decade or so. But what would …

Biology

What Is a Genetically Modified Crop? A European Ruling Sows Confusion

Mushrooms that don’t brown. Wheat that fights off disease. Tomatoes with a longer growing season.<p>All of these crops are made possible by a gene-editing technology called Crispr-cas9. But now its future has been clouded by the European Union’s top court.<p>This week, the court ruled that gene-edited …

News (U.S.)

The scientific guide to stockpiling food for a ‘no deal’ Brexit

Water. Baked beans. A shotgun? Many people occasionally wonder about what they should stockpile to prepare for the collapse of civilisation, but …

Science