Latest Entries
Mind Control & Alternative Burgers
What We're Reading

Mind Control & Alternative Burgers

“Given humankind’s long history of struggling to find food, it makes sense that people are highly motivated to hunt it down, and that we experience intense pleasure when we finally eat it.” According to Lauri Nummenmaa, a neuroscientist at Aalto University in Finland, this evolutionary drive to secure food could also mean that fatty foods affect … Continue reading

Chili Pepper Travels & Turmeric Medicinal Chemistry
What We're Reading

Chili Pepper Travels & Turmeric Medicinal Chemistry

How obsessed with spicy are you? Ecologist Joshua Tewksbury from the University of Washington is willing to travel thousands of miles to Amboró National Park in central Bolivia just to answer one burning question: Why are chilies spicy? For those who prefer a different kind of spicy, a study in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry can shed light … Continue reading