Spoiler Alert! When Does Food Actually Go Bad?
Puzzled by sell-by dates, freezer burn, and just how long you can eat your food? Don’t be a food failure—you’re not alone.
Beekeeping Tips—From Bees!
How wild honey bees can teach us better ways to cultivate them. Plus, could probiotics help beef up bees’ immune systems?
Househunting For Honey Bees
How do bees figure out where to put their next hive? As we learn in this excerpt from “The Lives of Bees” by Thomas D. Seeley, it requires a bit of househunting.
Does Breastfeeding Affect Intelligence?
Economist Emily Oster examines the questionable studies that have led to the myth that breastfeeding increases IQ.
Rethinking Recycling In Philadelphia Suburbs
China won’t take our subpar plastics anymore. What’s next for your local recycling plant?
Why Do Grapes Spark In The Microwave?
The answer involves hotspots, ions, electrons, and plasma. Yes, plasma.
Cocktail Chemistry Quest With Science Friday And OMSI
On Friday April 5, we’re brewing up trouble in Portland, Oregon with a chance to taste and learn about the science behind spirits.
Hungry Hungry Hermetia
Food waste is a real problem in the world today. Can you design an economic and environmental solution—with fly larvae?
The Origin Of ‘The Five-Second Rule’
It has to do with Genghis Khan and Julia Child.
The Origin Of The Word ‘Chocolate’
Every day, people around the word are speaking a tiny bit of the native language Nahuat.