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David Chang of Momofuku gives an awesome talk about microbiology and food for Harvard's Science and Cooking seminars, with a special cameo by my very good friend Ben Wolfe, mycologist/botanist/microbiologist/cheese expert extraordinaire...
The final 50 posts (plus one poem) that will comprise the next edition of the yearly anthology of the best science writing on the web have been officially announced by this year's editor Jennifer Ouellette.Having served as editor for last year's edition, I know just how hard and painful the editing process can be – how much more impressive, then, this awesome example of the incredible variation and diversity within the science blogosphere...
It's heading into the festive season, and unfortunately what with parties, Christmas, work, and trying to organise a honeymoon and then taking a honeymoon there will be something of a decrease in your regular Lab Rat blog posts over the next couple of months...
On Monday, I put up a post on whether we would ever be able to upload our brains into a computer, merging ourselves into the great digital Singularity that would provide us with eternal life—and virtually infinite sensory powers and intelligence...
Tis the Season...for giving, for cheer, and for Holiday Parties. Around this time each year, I begin getting a slew ofinvites to Holiday Parties...with a Purpose.
In shows like Lassie, I was always impressed at the amount of information a dog was able to convey to a human: `What's that, Lassie? A little girl trapped in a building that you tried to reach but then couldn't owing to the fire that caught alight to the fence surrounding it?' I never owned [...]..
What does the cheeseburger say about our modern food economy? A lot actually. Over the last several years, Waldo Jaquith set out to make a cheeseburger from scratch, to no avail: Further reflection revealed that it’s quite impractical—nearly impossible—to make a cheeseburger from scratch...
While in the checkout line of a local Rite Aid this weekend, I was struck by “The Sex Addiction Epidemic” cover of Newsweek. Quickly intrigued by the promise of such a lead story, I plopped down on a neighboring Coke display to read and process, where excitement quickly derailed to dismay...
I took a field trip to the big city last week, to attend the Union of Concerned Scientists' and George Washington University School of Public Health's conference, "FDA at a Crossroads."..
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