Tag: food

  • Working for Food and Space Pizza

    Many animals prefer performing tasks to get food — called "contrafreeloading" - over just getting food for free. But there are two major mammals that buck that trend. Can you guess what they are? Jeff and Anthony discuss effort and sustenance. Then, is eating in space boring? No anymore! NASA has been experimenting with oven on the ISS, allowing astronauts to bake pizza and cookies! Anthony and Jeff dive into the science behind space baking. [more]

  • Get More Blue and Less is More

    Science has been searching for an organic option to create blue food dye for decades. A new solution may come from the unlikeliest of places: something red. Anthony and Jeff discuss the state of blue foods in 2021. Then, we've all heard that both "bigger is better" and "less is more," but which is more common? Jeff and Anthony talk about a new study that shows humans actually have a preference. [more]

  • Put Your Foot in Your Mouth

    If you could taste human flesh in an ethical way, would you? A man was recently in a motorcycle crash that put him face-to-face with the macabre hypothetical. When a car hit his bike and sent him careening into a nearby forest, his foot was shattered to the point that he would never walk on it again. When the doctor asked if he wanted to amputate, his one question was, “Can I keep it?” He invited his closest friends for a very personal dinner. Jeff and Anthony make a pact. [more]

  • Fool Poisoning

    The year was 1902. With funding and consent from Congress, Harvey Washington Wiley was about to embark on an experiment he dubbed the “hygienic table trials,” but the Washington news media called his volunteers "the Poison Squad." Wiley’s staff would put borax in their butter, milk, or coffee. Formaldehyde would lurk in their meats, copper sulfate and saltpeter in their fruit pies. Jeff and Anthony wonder why anyone would sign up for this. [more]

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