NPR | March 14, 2014 12:11 p.m.
The more fast food you encounter where you live and work, the likelier you are to be obese, research shows. That suggests policies limiting fast-food outlets in neighborhoods may be onto something.
NPR | March 13, 2014 10:34 a.m.
The California university is already famous for its wine and beer programs. Coffee seemed like a natural next step. It's new Coffee Center aims to break down the science behind the perfect cup of Joe.
NPR | March 11, 2014 10:45 a.m.
The longer bourbon ages, the richer its flavor and color. Now, an artisan Kentucky distiller is speeding up nature by sending barrels on boat journeys on the high seas. How does it work? Chemistry.
NPR | March 06, 2014 4:50 p.m.
If few people can pronounce the compound azodicarbonomida, why was it in Subway's bread? This question, raised by a popular food blogger, has put the curious food additive in the spotlight.
NPR | March 06, 2014 7:14 a.m.
Some farmers have long sworn by mellow tunes to boost Bessie's milk production. The science is hardly conclusive. But a study hints at what might top the barnyard playlist. (Psst: They liked R.E.M.)
NPR | March 05, 2014 1:31 p.m.
A company claims to have created a "fit beer" that can help replenish the body after a workout. We turned to science to see if beer and exercise can really go hand-in-hand. The answer? Yes – and no.
NPR | March 05, 2014 8:53 a.m.
Yes, climate change raises the risk that avocados will become extra pricey. But Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated.
NPR | March 04, 2014 9:41 a.m.
IBM's Watson, known for crushing the human competition on Jeopardy!, is now a sous-chef. It's spitting out novel ingredient combos for human chefs to cook, and hitting the road with sample dishes.
NPR | Feb. 27, 2014 2:02 p.m.
America's farmers aren't growing enough organic corn and soybeans for our organic animals. Farmers in China, India and Argentina are filling the gap, but tight supplies have led to shortages.
NPR | Feb. 27, 2014 12:47 p.m.
The astrophysicist says that participating in a "great unfolding of a cosmic story," should make us feel large, not small. This spring, Tyson hosts a TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.