ADVERTISEMENT
  About the SA Blog Network

Posts Tagged "Mcology"

The Artful Amoeba

Yeast: Making Food Great for 5,000 Years. But What Exactly Is it?

Candida_albicans_wiki_cc_Y_tambe_200

Fire was the first force of nature tamed for cooking. Yeast was second. In the early days of ancient Egypt, around 3100 B.C., there lived a ruler named Scorpion, who probably did not look like The Rock. When Scorpion died, pyramids had not yet been invented, so he was buried in a broad, low tomb [...]

Keep reading »

More from Scientific American

Scientific American Special Universe

Get the latest Special Collector's edition

Secrets of the Universe: Past, Present, Future

Order Now >

X

Email this Article

X