Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

NPR |Sept. 11, 2014 9:34 a.m.

In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

9 Ridiculously Cute Underwater Puppies (You're Welcome)

NPR |Sept. 09, 2014 5:33 a.m.

Seth Casteel explains the logistics of shooting his latest book: "I'm wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I'm one of the pack. ... Just kidding. ... I usually just wear a wet suit."

No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

NPR |Aug. 20, 2014 2:58 p.m.

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.

Fighting (Tasty) Invasive Fish With Forks And Knives

NPR |Aug. 17, 2014 8:39 a.m.

Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.

Taste For Rare, Wild Pangolin Is Driving The Mammal To Extinction

NPR |Aug. 04, 2014 5:12 a.m.

The meat of this scaly, ant-eating creature has become a luxury food for some newly-rich Asians. But all eight pangolin species are now are threatened by extinction, with two critically endangered.

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

NPR |July 30, 2014 12:21 p.m.

Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore college is the first successful attempt in North America.

Cat PDA Vs. Human PDA And Other Animal Behavior Explained

NPR |July 23, 2014 12:25 p.m.

Veterinarian Vint Virga works with pets and zoo animals on behavior disorders. He talks about how house cats are more fulfilled when they forage for food, and how to show animals affection.

A Shocking Fish Tale Surprises Evolutionary Biologists

NPR |June 28, 2014 7:52 a.m.

Passenger pigeons used to be the most abundant bird in North America. But hunters drove them to extinction, and by 1914, only one was left. A century later, that pigeon, named Martha, is on exhibit.

Red Fish, Blue Fish: Where The Fish Flesh Rainbow Comes From

NPR |June 19, 2014 1:36 p.m.

From ruby red tuna to turquoise lingcod, the fish we eat can span the color spectrum. Flesh color can also tell us something about where a fish came from, its swimming routine and what it ate.

At 'Pestaurant,' Grasshopper Burgers Win Over Eaters Who Say 'Yuck'

NPR |June 10, 2014 5:17 a.m.

A pest control company and a venerable Washington, D.C., grill teamed up to offer gourmet bugs to anyone who'd try them. The selection included roasted crickets, spiced mealworms and ant lollipops.

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