Tag: food

How forecasts of bad weather can drive up your grocery bill

This story was originally published by Grist. Sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter here. It’s no secret that a warming world will drive food prices higher, a phenomenon increasingly known as “heatflation.” What’s less known, but a growing area of interest among economists and scientists alike, is the role individual extreme weather events — blistering temperatures in Texas, a […]

Explorer Bear is the portable fridge that says goodbye to ice

Summer’s calling, and you know what that means—time for epic adventures! Whether you’re conquering mountain trails, chilling by the lake, or braving monumental lines at the amusement park, packing for fun can be a logistical nightmare. Enter the Explorer Bear, the ultimate summer essential that’s about to become your new best friend for only $599.  […]

Chicken fat supercapacitors could store green energy of the future

As vital as it is for society to transition to renewable energy, it’s not as easy as simply swapping out fossil fuels for solar panels. To ensure they’re as efficient as possible, power infrastructures need powerful batteries to reliably house their excess generated energy for later use. Storage equipment has increasingly utilized carbon materials due […]

This edible, wriggling robot mimics experience of eating moving food

Remember the old reality show competition stunt of getting contestants to eat live bugs on primetime television? Consuming “food” while it’s still alive spans numerous cultures around the world. In Japan, for example, odorigui (or “dance-eating”) is a centuries’ old tradition often involving squid, octopus, and tiny translucent fish known as ice gobies. Diners pop […]

Scientists swear their lab-grown ‘beef rice’ tastes ‘pleasant’

The whole point of lab-grown meat, by and large, is to create a sustainable product capable of… you know, replacing meat. Researchers at universities and startup companies across the world have spent years and a lot of money on attempts to accurately imitate chicken, beef, fish, and even extinct woolly mammoths. It’s an uphill battle, […]