Teacher Feature: Ethnobotanist Tom Carlson
A student tells his former professor how much a class meant to him.
Reinventing Farming for a Changing Climate
Climate change may increase pests and turn dry soil to dust. Farmers are already on the offensive.
Insects May Be the Taste of the Next Generation, Report Says
Can entomophagy, the eating of insects, help improve the world’s food resources?
Three Insect Recipes to Help the Arthropods Go Down
Insects pack a protein punch. Get the most of your meal with these recipes.
Experts Percolate on How to Brew Coffee
Brewmasters discuss how to get the most out of your grinds.
Michael Pollan: You Are What You Cook
Pollan once advised, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Now, he tells us how to cook it.
Science Project: Coffee
Get the scoop on coffee flavor with Harold McGee’s counter-top chemistry experiment.
Down the Gullet: A Guided Tour of Your Guts
In Gulp., science writer Mary Roach travels through the intestines–and out the other end.
Poring Over The Science Of Coffee
Harold McGee explains the chemistry in your cup of joe.
Monitoring the Monarchs
Monarch expert Lincoln Brower discusses the decline in monarch butterfly populations.