Calorie Counting Machine May Make Dieting Easier In The Future

NPR | July 15, 2014 9:51 a.m.

Tracking the calories in food you eat can be tedious. But a GE scientist is working on a device that fits over your plate and automatically tells you exactly how much energy is in your meal.

'Frobot' Creator: Taking Frozen Yogurt Where It's Never Been Before

NPR | July 02, 2014 2:32 p.m.

Is frozen yogurt a weak link in our quest for sustenance and gastronomic pleasure? A Washington, D.C., start-up thinks so, and has just launched a frozen yogurt vending machine to make fro-yo easier.

Finding Promising New Games In A World Of Dispiriting Sequels

NPR | June 30, 2014 6:54 a.m.

A survey of some of the games that previewed at this month's Electronic Entertainment Expo shows that even in a landscape of mostly boring franchised sequels, there are a few standouts.

With Memories And Online Maps, A Man Finds His 'Way Home'

NPR | June 23, 2014 8:11 a.m.

When Saroo Brierley was 4, he hopped on the wrong train in rural India, losing his way and his family. But as he recounts in A Long Way Home, Google Earth helped him return decades later.

Book News: Apple Settles In E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

NPR | June 17, 2014 6:21 a.m.

Also: Sherlock Holmes is now (mostly) in the public domain; Daniel Genis writes about celebrating Bloomsday in prison.

Book News: Labor Department Investigating Deaths At Amazon Warehouses

NPR | June 16, 2014 5:35 p.m.

Also: Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize; notable books coming out this week.

The Spoiler-Free 'Game Of Thrones' Twitter Translator

NPR | June 16, 2014 6:35 a.m.

If you don't watch Game Of Thrones, you can still follow it on Twitter with our handy translator of tweets to plot.

Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

NPR | June 04, 2014 9:42 a.m.

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.

Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

NPR | May 23, 2014 3:45 p.m.

The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.

Innovation: A Gadget That Scrambles The Egg Inside The Shell

NPR | April 30, 2014 6:57 a.m.

This new kitchen tool promises to scramble egg whites and the yolk to create delicious culinary creations, and save you from washing a whisk. A soft cradle keeps the egg from breaking.

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