Preview: The Science Friday Book Club Reads ‘Lost Feast’
Lenore Newman explores the history (and extinction) of some food favorites in ‘Lost Feast.’ We’ll read it together this spring.
SciFri Book Club Digs Into The Foods We’ve Loved To Death
SciFri Book Club reads “Lost Feast” and follows author Lenore Newman’s exploration of a long-lost Roman herb, the dodo bird, and more food mysteries.
The Very First Leftovers Were Made From Mammoth Meat
From this spring’s SciFri Book Club pick, learn how early humans developed concepts like dry-aging to make mammoth meat tastier and last longer.
Cook Up A Lost Feast With Our Science-y Online Cooking Class!
Join us on May 16 to create a lost feast celebrating some of the flavors featured in this spring’s SciFri’s Book Club pick.
Eating Smarter In A Warming World
Our eating habits produce a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions—but scientists are finding smarter ways to grow and distribute our food.
What Is The Future Of Meat?
These scientists are devoting their careers to a future where meat comes from plants, or even cells grown in a lab.
How Soil Could Save The Planet
A new farming technique could make soils, and their microbes, better at capturing carbon.
The History Of Ketchup
It turns out the history of ketchup is rather fishy.
Why Are Honey Bee Colonies Collapsing?
Researchers are trying to figure out why bee colonies across the country are collapsing.
The Malus Domestica Detectives
A search for lost apple varieties bears fruit.
The Rise Of South Korea’s Seaweed Farming Industry
In her book ‘Slime,’ Ruth Kassinger visits a family-run seaweed farm in South Korea to see how the crop is grown and transformed into nori.
Beyond The Hive: The Wonderful World Of Native Bees
There are 4,000 types of native bees in North America, including species that secrete silk and others that build tiny towers.
How Do Scientists Create A Vegan Alternative To Beef?
Beyond Meat says that its new plant-based burger cooks and tastes just like beef.
One Million Animal And Plant Species Are At Risk For Extinction
A new UN report says human interventions are the cause of a global biodiversity crisis.
Who Killed The Passenger Pigeon?
Possibly the most abundant bird ever to live, the passenger pigeon was surprisingly low on genetic diversity.
How Climate Change Threatens Your Breakfast
As the globe warms, maple syrup, tea, and other specialty foods could suffer from lower quality and lower nutritional value.
How To Clone A Mammoth
An expert in the field of ancient DNA explains the why’s and how to’s of woolly mammoth de-extinction.
The Bitter Truth: The Taste Of Biodiversity
These botanists want you to make your own cocktail bitters with ingredients you’ve never heard of.
Book Club: ‘New Suns’
Dive into the metaphorical and metaphysical worlds in Nisi Shawl’s collection of speculative fiction.Read More