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Oy, oy, oy, artificial soy! Sauce that is.

12 May 2023

The soy sauce into which you dip your egg roll or use in your meat marinade may just be the world’s oldest produced condiment, dating back at least 2,500 years. The original Chinese method of...

Proteins Unravelled

31 Jul 2020

I want you to close your eyes and imagine a protein. Anyone with aphantasia gets a free pass on this exercise, but I suspect that most people still won’t be able to do it. The word “protein” is...

Queen Ants Don’t Have a Divine Right to Their Thrones, Just the Right Genetics

2 Aug 2018

Humans have classified more than 12,500 species of ants, and there are an estimated 10,000 more waiting to be discovered. Besides their incredible strength, almost all of these species have...

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