From baking bread to roasting meat, cooking is all about chemical reactions. Recently, we've begun to more fully explore the science of cooking with molecular gastronomy.
Find out what happens when food cooks, how different methods change the taste, smell, and texture of food — maybe even learn some new recipes.
Game birds are species hunted for sport or food. Many belong to the order Galliformes, heavy-bodied, ground-feeding birds that resemble domestic fowl. Hunters also go after wild ducks and geese as game.
Domestic fowl include the chickens, turkeys, and other poultry raised for meat and eggs. Gobble, gobble!
No doubt you're an expert on which foods taste delicious and which ones taste disgusting to you. But have you ever thought about why foods taste different? And why is it that other people sometimes love foods you hate?
Sample the science behind taste, including how your taste buds help you enjoy the many flavors of food. Then investigate why your tastes may change as you grow older.
Math and science might not spring to mind when you head out to the stadium or tune in to the Super Bowl. Yet both are behind every throw, tackle, and touchdown.
Discover how geometry determines the accuracy of a pass and the fastest path across the football field. See the role Newton's laws of motion play in who wins the game. And check out the medical science behind training camp.
Wouldn’t it be enough just to eat? Why do you have to breathe too? Right now in your cells, oxygen you inhaled is breaking down sugars you ate to produce adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, the molecule that powers your body.
What’s more, this biochemical energy process is amazingly similar to a fire. Have we sparked your curiosity?