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"The Future of Food is Microbiology?!!"

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...

December 7, 2011 — Christina Agapakis

Open Lab 2011! (but really 2012)

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...

December 7, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

For all your blogging needs...

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...

December 7, 2011 — S.E. Gould

What are dogs trying to tell us?

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 [...]..

December 7, 2011 — Felicity Muth

The impracticality of a cheeseburger

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...

December 7, 2011 — David Wogan

Sex Addiction's Moral Battleground

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...

December 7, 2011 — Cassie Rodenberg

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