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Do Wine over Those Brussels Sprouts

Taking a swig of red wine before eating Brussels sprouts appears to moderate Brussels sprouts' polarizing flavor. Christopher Intagliata reports

November 21, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Does Turkey Really Make You Sleepy?

The drowsiness we experience after a hearty Thanksgiving meal is usually blamed on the amino acid tryptophan, which turkey supposedly has an extra helping of. Or does it? Scientific American editor Ferris Jabr investigates.

November 21, 2018

A Material to Save the World?

Metal-organic frameworks are compounds that are set to solve some tough challenges: producing water in the desert, removing greenhouse gases from the air and storing dangerous gases more safely.

November 5, 2018

First Benefit of Knowing Your Genome

The "low hanging fruit" of genome-related health care will be knowing which drugs are likely to treat you best, says science journalist Carl Zimmer.

November 2, 2018 — Steve Mirsky

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