science
What Is the Universe In One Minute

What is the Universe? Is the Universe everything there was, is and will be? Is the Universe everything we can observe and things we know exist but haven't been observed yet? Is mathematics part of the Universe or do they exist outside of the Universe? This one-minute-long video shows exactly what the Universe is—but proceed with caution, as it may give you a bit of a headache. Read More >>

food
The Science of Taste Or: Why Dry-Aged Meat Is So Damned Delicious

Dry-aged meat is crazy expensive. But oh man is it delicious. The dean of food science writers, Harold McGee, writes in Lucky Peach Issue 2 about what makes it taste so good—and what makes other things taste, well, not so good. Read More >>

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