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Science says scotch on the rocks tastes better than neat

5 Jul 2018

Everyone knows that oil floats on water. That’s because oil is nonpolar, and water is polar. These terms describe the arrangement of charges in their structure: nonpolar means a molecule has no net...

Are all oils essential? Are essential oils even oils?

28 Jun 2018

Oils are defined as any net uncharged chemical substance that is a thick liquid at room temperature and is both hydrophobic (does not mix with water) and lipophilic (does mix with fats, or lipids)....

Should I Be Worried About Vitamin B12 Deficiency?

11 May 2018

Without B12 the brain and nervous system cannot function properly, cells cannot produce adequate energy or synthesize DNA. We also need B12 to make red blood cells. Without adequate numbers of...

Potatoes...IN SPACE!

3 May 2018

Intergalactic potatoes may seem like a side dish from the Mos Eisley Cantina, but potatoes and space have a common history.  

The Food Babe has No Idea how Physiology Works

22 Feb 2018

Our good friend the Food Babe has published an interesting piece of pseudoscience writing entitled ‘Are Natural Flavors Really That Bad? (MUST WATCH)’. If you’re looking for the quick answer to...

Why Sugar-Free Baked Goods Suck

26 Dec 2017

You might think sugar only sweetens your favourite cupcake recipe, but it actually plays a couple of other roles as well. You might not have heard of the Maillard reaction, but it’s responsible for...

Jamie Oliver Cooks Up an Anal Argument

7 Dec 2017

British chef Jamie Oliver opened up quite a can of worms with his plan to improve the food served in Los Angeles schools.  Actually, worms would probably be an improvement over some of the fatty...

“The Cure for All Cancers”? Maybe Not.

30 Nov 2017

The freedom of speech.  One of our most sacred rights.  Men and women are willing to die for it.  Unfortunately, they also die because of it.  Let me elaborate....

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