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Dog Farts Blow Up Building

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Well, not quite. But maybe they wrecked a few Dog Fart Suits. But did cow farts blow up a building in Germany? Or is that just an April Fools joke? Read here to find out. ~~~ Image: ‘I’m gassy and I know it‘ used with permission: Tyler Gildin and Elite Daily. References Motupalli P (2013) [...]

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Dog Spies

Well That Stinks! Reporters Blow Cow Farts Out Of Proportion

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Apparently cows are terrorists too. Last month, journalists reported—in what can only be described as a “chicken-run” scenario of cows plotting their big escape—that a herd of dairy cows in central Germany caused an explosion in their housing facility. Police failed to thwart the plan, as the explosion seemed to be caused by flatulence. Yes, [...]

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Food Matters

New Issue of the Journal Cell is All About Food

Microbes grow on all kinds of foods, from salami to cheese to tea (kobucha). Figure from Wolfe et. al.

I suspect that the Venn diagram of Food Matters readers and readers of the journal Cell doesn’t contain a lot in the overlap portion, but this week, that should probably change. Cell is one of the big three in biology science publishing (the other two being Nature and Science), and usually contains predominantly wonky, jargon-laden cutting-edge research on [...]

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Food Matters

Microbial sex and not sex – Passing genes around the dinner table

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As mammals, I think we sometimes take sex for granted. I’m not talking about the frequently messy act of having sex, or the extensive effort most of us go through in order to have sex. I’m talking about the fact that sexual reproduction gives rise to some pretty impressive genetic diversity in a population. But [...]

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Food Matters

An Experiment in Open Science – My fermentation journal

A dehydrated Kombucha mother

I’m a strong believer in the notion that science, especially academic science that is performed with public money, should be openly accessible to everyone. I’m sort of on the radical fringe of this belief, as I think that not only published results, but lab notebooks, and in-process stuff as well should be shared. Alas, since [...]

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Ferment Friday – My First 3 batches of Sauerkraut

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There’s something wonderful doing things yourself. This is not just my observation, there’s data on this. For example: people love their Ikea furniture more than any particle-board-glued-to-plastic-wood-patterned furniture has any right to be loved. Mostly, the hypothesis goes, because their own sweat and labor (and if my experience is any judge, a fair bit of cursing) [...]

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My New Fermentation Obsession

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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. But, the wedding is done! The semester is almost over! And my research is rife with blogging possibilities… Plus, I have a new obsession [...]

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Food Matters

Friday Happy Hour: An Introduction (American Lager)

The budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (click for source)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , over 50% of adults over the age of 18 had at least one alcoholic drink per month in 2010. Of course, many of those folks (myself included) drank much more than that, totaling $152 billion dollars in the US alone according to US Department [...]

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SciArt of the Day: Fermented Fashions

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What happens when you take a bag of sweaty hockey gear and throw it in a vat of beer for a week? I’m not sure (although I’m sure this must have been tried before), but a researcher and an artist at the University of Western Australia are trying their own fermented fashion experiment. Using a [...]

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