How a Fish Might Grow Your Next Salad | Decoder

This is a seed. It doesn’t look like much right now, but if you … put it in the ground, give it some water, fight off invaders, and wait a little while… After a few weeks with a little luck, you might end up with a head of lettuce. That’s a lot of work for […]

Bagged Salads and Salmonella – University of Leicester

We wondered why it was that Salmonella infections from fresh produce cause such severe symptoms. What’s happening to the pathogens, to the Salmonella when they get into the salad bag? The very first thing we did was to actually go out and buy some bagged salads and separate them into different salad leaf sorts. So […]

Adam Ruins Everything – Low-Fat Foods Are Making You Fatter | truTV

And the only reason you think they do is because of bad science and worse marketing. Heh! That’s ridiculous. When I eat fat, it goes in my body and becomes fat, and fat is bad. Yeah, that’s what everybody thinks, but it’s not true. Oh, hey, an egg timer! (timer tingling) (blows) People have been […]

The Dish | Meet the All of Us Director of Scientific Programs – Dr. Joni Rutter

Hello, everyone. My name is Dr. Joni Rutter, and I’m the division director for the scientific programs within the All of Us Research Program. And Eric asked me to join you today to talk to you a little bit about what we do here in the Division of Scientific Programs. Our charge includes establishing four […]

Why Food Tastes Different On Planes

Ever look at the beverage cart on a plane and see it piled high with tomato juice? It’s not a common juice, like orange or apple. So why are so many people drinking it in flight? Put simply? Your taste changes while you’re in the air. And there’s a biological reason for that. If you […]

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Well, hello there, multicellular friends. This is Pinky with my silent artist amoeba sister Petunia. We are the two amoebas behind our YouTube channel The Amoeba Sisters. In our human form, we are two sisters from Texas on a mission to demystify science, with humour and relevance with our free videos, GIFs, handouts and comics. […]

Immersion – Video Game Foods | Rooster Teeth

OK yeah. One of the things I’ve never understood about video games Specifically games like gauntlet here Is that when your character is either hurt or sick The only thing that seems to make him feel any better is food. Now don’t get me wrong I like food But I’ve never really experience the medicinal […]

The Evolution of Bacteria on a “Mega-Plate” Petri Dish (Kishony Lab)

So what we ended up building was basically a Petri dish, except that it’s 2 feet by 4 feet. And the way we set it up is that there are nine bands, and at the base of each of these bands we put a normal Petri-dish-thick agar with different amounts of antibiotic. On the outside […]

Why Do We Eat Spoiled Food?

Some of our very favorite foods are closer to this than this. That’s because coffee, bread, cheese, beer – even chocolate! – are home to millions of microbes. In fact, these foods only acquire the tastes, smells, and textures we love because of tiny bacteria and fungi. The vast majority of microbes – about 99% […]

The Dish and the great beyond

[Theme music plays] (Glen Paul) G’day, and welcome to CSIROvod, I’m Glen Paul. As you’ve probably figured with the Dish sitting behind me there, I’m at CSIRO’s Parkes Observatory on what is a rather windy day, which is going to make things a little bit scary because we’re going to go up onto the Dish. […]