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Postcard(s) from Chicago

Postcard(s) from Chicago

So I’m in Chicago, primarily to attend the IFT16 (that’s the 2016 conference for the Institute of Food Technologists – you’re welcome), where two of my favourite thinkers were on the bill to deliver keynote addresses: It’s also my first time in the Windy City, so I of course laid all sorts of other cunning […]

How to make a brain

How to make a brain

First, you bake a red velvet cake in a bowl, which you carve into a brain shape. (See, it’s as easy as learning SnapChat!) Then you melt a bunch of marshmallows and mix them with a bunch of icing sugar until you can roll them into grey pink matter. Now cut open your brain and […]

Science or fiction?

In the “Science or Fiction” segment of the (then) latest Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast (where host Steven Novella serves up one fake and two real news segment(s) for his panel of skeptics – or “rogues” – to figure out), the one that turned out to be fiction involved the recent approval of a genetically modified […]

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