With Europe on edge after the bombings in Paris, it is good to be reminded of the joy of sharing a meal with strangers. But what happens when you don’t know anyone at a dinner party, not even the host? During a recent evening in Brussels, I rang the doorbell of a complete stranger’s […]
Part of what makes eating together so pleasurable, in any language or culture, is the conversation. But when London-based photographer Chris Terry was in Niger photographing an ordinary family enjoying a spaghetti dinner, he was surprised that no one spoke. “It’s a great privilege to have food to eat,” explained the grandmother, the head of […]
Xavier Rennotte, a Belgian beekeeper, was obsessed with recreating the flavor of his first boyhood taste of mead, known as hydromel (“honey water”) in French. And so he used science to track down this fleeting, Proustian taste from his childhood in the Belgian countryside. Read more in Zester Daily, an award-winning online destination for food, wine […]
Read the book review, “An enchanting personal tale on the relationship between food and memories, with some interesting and accessible science on the side” by Rebecca Ingle, on Shot of Science, the new on-line magazine of the popular, international science festival, Pint of Science.
The pH scale is used all over the globe in education, research and industry—and it was developed by Soren Sorensen at the Carlsberg lab in 1909! Let’s celebrate the remarkable story of the pH scale during a lively, hands-on Q&A with Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wendland, of the Carlsberg Laboratory: Monday, June 23, 10am, Science in […]
Send us your SelpHies for a chance to win 5 tickets to Europe’s largest, general science conference, the Euro Science Open Forum, June 21-26, Copenhagen. It’s easy: Take the pH of anything you like, snap the pHoto and tweet to @sel_pHies. Use your imagination! Winners announced June 15 on Twitter and FaceBook. SUGGESTIONS Interesting substances: […]