Deep-fried Turkey: Delicious or Dangerous?
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Deep-fried Turkey: Delicious or Dangerous?

  While you may think the most dangerous thing you can do during the holidays is talk politics with your uncle, starting a kitchen fire is a more realistic threat to your safety. According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), the number of structure fires double on Thanksgiving, causing on average $28 million in … Continue reading

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Lard Legacy: Does Your Diet Doom Your Child’s Health?
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Lard Legacy: Does Your Diet Doom Your Child’s Health?

Now you can feel even more guilt about how that greasy cheeseburger might affect your future. A study by the National Institutes of Health suggests eating a high fat diet may also impact your child’s health1. Growing evidence links increased caloric and fat consumption to the rise in immune-mediated diseases, like arthritis, food allergies, and … Continue reading

Flavor without the Calories: Scientists Create a Digital Taste Simulator
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Flavor without the Calories: Scientists Create a Digital Taste Simulator

Think of any task and chances are someone is developing a new mobile electronic device for it. Technologies exist that pay for your coffee, track your UV light exposure, and even drive your car, but can one also simulate flavor? With that question in mind, scientists led by Nimesha Ranasinghe at the National University of … Continue reading

Human Cheese
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Human Cheese

Have you ever been offered a fancy cheese that smelled more like a used gym sock than something edible? Odor artist Sissel Tolaas and researcher Christina Agapakis took this idea and ran with it, with their project Synthetic Aesthetics. The duo used bacteria isolated from human hands, feet, noses, and armpits to generate cheese! Many … Continue reading