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Sauerkraut: bacteria making food

Last week my husband needed some jars for cooking purposes. Tesco sell jars for somewhere around £3 each. However they also sell large jars full of sauerkraut for £1 each.

July 26, 2014 — S.E. Gould

Health: Are Octopuses Rocking Too Much Heavy Metal?

Octopuses are a popular entrée for plenty of predators—including us humans. And for good reason. Octopuses are nutritious, with loads of lean muscle in those amazing arms, and plenty of good minerals.

May 8, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
Green Thumbery: A Gardening Series and Winter Sowing

Green Thumbery: A Gardening Series and Winter Sowing

Last summer was the first time I had space to have a garden of my own. I had never really tried to grow anything but marigolds prior to that--and that’s only because they insisted on surviving despite being neglected.

March 28, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa
Another Year, Another Post on GMOs and Allergies

Another Year, Another Post on GMOs and Allergies

I was on a bit of a hiatus on blogging last month, but a lot of good things happened. I had a manuscript accepted for publication at Cell, I got my box checked (which means I have permission to start writing my dissertation, which means I should be graduating this year), and my fiance and [...]

January 3, 2014 — Kevin Bonham
GMO Labeling, I-522, and Why This Debate Sucks for Progressive Scientists Like Me

GMO Labeling, I-522, and Why This Debate Sucks for Progressive Scientists Like Me

I’m a granola (and dirt)-eating, tree-hugging, liberal/progressive. If I was called by a pollster asking about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), I’d be counted among the folks that disapprove, but only because I think it doesn’t go far enough (I’m for single-payer, but I could have settled for the public option).

November 8, 2013 — Kevin Bonham
Chemical and Engineering News celebrates 90 years: How chemistry has come a long way

Chemical and Engineering News celebrates 90 years: How chemistry has come a long way

Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) which is the flagship magazine of the American Chemical Society and the chemical community is celebrating 90 years of its existence this year, and I can only imagine how perplexed and awestruck its editors from 1923 would have been had they witnessed the state of pure and applied chemistry in [...]

September 9, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

“Forcing” my kids to be vegetarian.

I’m a vegetarian, which is probably not a total surprise. I study and teach ethics. I’m uneasy with the idea of animals being killed to fulfill a need of mine I know can be fulfilled other ways.

September 6, 2013 — Janet D. Stemwedel

What if we all just stopped trying to lose weight? (video)

By focusing on weight, we may be missing the broader picture of what it means to be healthy. Brian Mattson is not the picture of health. Few would look at him and say: "There's a healthy fellow." But that's a shame, because Mattson is a pretty healthy guy.

May 22, 2014 — Patrick Mustain
Cell Phones Monitor Water, Soil on African Farms [Q&A]

Cell Phones Monitor Water, Soil on African Farms [Q&A]

As a middle school student in Tallahassee, Florida, Kelly Caylor built a weather balloon for the science fair. Decades later, he's distributing high-tech environmental sensors, or "pods," throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

April 10, 2015 — Kerry Klein
IgNobels 2013: The Tearless Onion

IgNobels 2013: The Tearless Onion

I don’t know about you, but onions make me MISERABLE. I love them, and I cook with them probably 5-6 days a week, but the chopping, oh the chopping.

September 17, 2013 — Scicurious
My New Fermentation Obsession

My New Fermentation Obsession

It’s been a while since my last post – I was not quite prepared for how busy I would be teaching 3 classes, doing research and planning a wedding would be.

November 11, 2014 — Kevin Bonham

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