The Beer Evolution: New yeast discovered in Patagonian forest

Beer has a history of working-class identity and is now experiencing a revolution of its own, on the microbiological level.

Major food companies promote childhood obesity

Governments should ban all advertising of unhealthy food aimed at children and indeed ban the production and sale of such foods entirely.


Robotics: a dilemma for workers today

What happens when a robot takes a job away from a living person? Can anything good come of this?

Higher health spending means healthy people

Some things that just seem obvious are often denied for devious political or personal reasons.

Waiter, there's a newfangled technology in my soup

The unregulated nanotech industry is spreading through the U.S. food system.