What If You Never Ate Meat?

These days, it seems like everyone has an opinion on whether eating meat is good or bad for you. After all, it’s thought that meat is what helped you humans evolve into, well, humans. Still, vegetarians swear by tofu, veggie burgers and whatever tempeh is, but taste aside, can your body function properly without meat? Personally, I’m not […]

The Evolution of Bacteria on a “Mega-Plate” Petri Dish (Kishony Lab)

So what we ended up building was basically a Petri dish, except that it’s 2 feet by 4 feet. And the way we set it up is that there are nine bands, and at the base of each of these bands we put a normal Petri-dish-thick agar with different amounts of antibiotic. On the outside there’s no antibiotic; […]

7 Wine Facts & Myths

We all know at least one wine snob who insists on decanting the wine to “let it breathe” and swirling his glass and saying things like he can smell the gooseberry notes. But is there any merit to this pretentious pomp and circumstance? To get you some top shelf wine knowledge, we went to UC Davis and talked […]

How climate change could make our food less nutritious | Kristie Ebi

Yogi Berra, a US baseball player and philosopher, said, “If we don’t know where we’re going, we might not get there.” Accumulating scientific knowledge is giving us greater insights, greater clarity, into what our future might look like in a changing climate and what that could mean for our health. I’m here to talk about a related aspect, […]

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