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Hot Dog! The Science of July 4th Food

There's nothing more American than frankfurters and burgers on the barbecue grill to celebrate Independence Day. But what exactly are you eating, and what are some alternatives?

  • July 3, 2013

Pink Slime, Deconstructed

"I don’t eat school lunch anyway . . . It looks weird." BPI / The Atlantic This is from a high school student, quoted in the New York Times over the weekend, in response to a seemingly "beefless" future in school cafeterias.

March 27, 2012 — See Arr Oh

Food Chemists Celebrate Tasty Centennial

It's the 100th anniversary of the Maillard reaction, perhaps the most important chemical reaction that takes place to enhance food's taste when we cook. Karen Hopkin reports

October 10, 2012

Special Edition: Mysteries of the Mind