The Science Behind the Impossible Burger

The Impossible Burger is a meatless hamburger, but it tastes, smells, and bleeds like a real beef patty. The secret ingredient? Neuroscience. Flavor scientist Celeste Holz-Schietinger asks “What makes meat, meat?” and interrogates how the brain associates a food with…

Revenge of the Bacteria: Why We’re Losing the War

Bacteria are rebelling. They’re turning the tide against antibiotics by outsmarting our wonder drugs. This video explores the surprising reasons. (Source: New York Times Video) Related:  Article: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy

What It Took to Discover Bacteria in the 1670s

Antony van Leeuvenhoek was not a trained scientist, but he was insatiably curious, and ground his own lenses that he used to find the bacteria. (Source: VOX Observatory)

Carl Sagan on Extraterrestrials

The incomprehensible vastness of the universe, the wonder of our own place in it all… Carl Sagan was able to explain the science of space in a way everyone could understand. Among his long list of roles and accomplishments, the…

Richard Feynman on What It Means

“The key was somehow to know what was important and what was not important, what was exciting, because I can’t learn everything.” – Richard Feynman in 1966 If you don’t really have a head for math and science, physics may…

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