Biochemist Sylvia Tara talks about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body's Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You.
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Wildfires can contaminate grapes and ruin the beverage's flavor
Scientists link common flavor compounds across the world's favorite ingredients
Researchers have found that engineered sugarcane could yield more than 2,500 liters of bio-jet fuel per acre of land
Don’t settle for limp, soggy turkey skin—use science when you roast your bird to get that perfect, crackling bite.
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Biofilms—3-D mats of bacteria—kill as many people as cancer does and fight off antibiotics. Now scientists are turning biofilms' own weapons against them
Compounds that resemble Arctic fish proteins prevent harmful ice crystals from forming
The findings add to the longstanding debate over which were the first self-replicating molecules
Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University’s Astrobiology Center talks about his latest book, The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Almost Nothing, and the OSIRIS-REx space mission.
Three teams, three rockets and a Guinness World Record. What’s not to love?
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Laws need to change to allow the FDA to protect people
Sucralose turns out to be a perfect substance for tracing household wastewater
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The wood tiger moth is the first species known in which fluids from various parts of the moth’s body each target a different type of predator. Jason Goldman reports.
Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. (Part 2 of 2)
Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. (Part 1 of 2)
Exhaust fumes from oceangoing vessels lead to an almost doubling of lightning activity over shipping lanes compared to adjacent areas of the sea.