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Dec. 31, 2010

Don't Cork That Champagne

Chemist Richard Zare and food writer Harold McGee discuss the best way to store leftover Champagne.

champagne new years food

Sep. 12, 2008

The Evolution of Beer

In this segment, we'll talk with one of the authors of a new scientific study about genetics and beer, and about the genes behind lager beer styles such as Pilsners, Märzen, Dortmunders, and Bocks. Cheers!

beer, lager, genetics, yeast, evolution

Dec. 03, 2010

The Science of Beer and Brewing

Yeast, hops, grain, water, biology, chemistry, and physics, all go into making a great glass of beer.

beer, brewing, fermentation

Aug. 14, 2009

The Cheese Chronicles

Author and cheese expert Liz Thorpe explains the science of cheesemaking.

cheese agriculture farm food chemistry

Nov. 28, 2008

Psychology of Food and Eating

It's officially the holiday season, time for turkey, mashed potatoes, and a few more inches on our waistlines. In this segment, we'll take a look at how mood, memories and even smell influence what we put on our plates--and into our mouths.

food, eating, nutrition, psychology

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Strange Fish

Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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