Anova Precision Cooker Review: Killer Sous Vide for Everyone

I have a problem. It's a kitchen gadget addiction. Ever since I was a kid, I've always wanted to try the latest and greatest cooking appliances—or at least all the As Seen On TV and Sky Mall shit. Well, that addiction just paid off: The Anova Precision Cooker has been bringing me stupid amounts of joy for the past few… » 3/25/15 3:00pm Wednesday 3:00pm

11 turkey facts to pass around the table this Thanksgiving

We know that Ben Franklin didn't really want to make the turkey the national bird. But what other Turkey Fun Facts™ are out there for us to devour? Feast your eyes on this megamix of Meleagris gallopavo truths. » 11/26/14 1:41pm 11/26/14 1:41pm

Tiny hamster eats tiny hot dogs faster than any human can

It's kind of funny how our favorite tiny hamster looks exactly like Kobayashi, the famous competitive eater, while mowing down hot dogs. They're using the same method! The hamster looks much cuter though. Much cuter. » 9/16/14 11:46pm 9/16/14 11:46pm

This video shows that freaking fish are the closest thing to Alien

This slow motion video shows how fish actually eat. Instead of moving their whole bodies as most people think, they expand and throw their jaws forward to create a space where water rushes into their mouths to suck in their prey. It's kind of gross and disgusting—but so damn cool. » 7/24/14 11:59am 7/24/14 11:59am

How Chopsticks Were Invented

Created roughly 4,000-5,000 years ago in China, the earliest versions of something like chopsticks were used for cooking (they're perfect for reaching into pots full of hot water or oil) and were most likely made from twigs. While it's difficult to nail down a firm date, it would seem it wasn't until around 500-400 AD… » 12/04/13 5:15am 12/04/13 5:15am

10 Health Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked by Science

Everything makes you fat! Gluten-free food is the key to eternal youth! You need to poop ten times a day or you’ll die! You’ll find tons of equally ridiculous health claims around the internet, and you’ll actually believe some of them. Today we’re taking a look at 10 common myths and uncovering the truth. » 10/14/13 8:00am 10/14/13 8:00am

The History of Knives, Forks and Spoons

You use them every day. They're some of the most simple, but useful, devices in existence. They're used the world over. But who, exactly, invented knives, forks and spoons? » 10/03/13 6:20am 10/03/13 6:20am

Biodegradable Cutlery Looks Like the Vegetables You'll Eat WIth It

This cutlery might look good enough to eat—and it almost kinda is, because it's made from a biodegradable plastic that breaks down over time. » 8/07/13 3:52am 8/07/13 3:52am

Here's How Long Food Can Last in the Pantry, Refrigerator and Freezer

I'm one of those people who never takes anything anyone says at face value but absolutely swears by expiration dates. Ew the milk expired today?! Eat my cereal dry. The bread smells fine but it says it's not BEST BY today anymore. Go get a sandwich at the deli. My blind adherence to those labels is idiotic but I know… » 2/28/13 7:30pm 2/28/13 7:30pm

Why Diet When You Can Pump Junk Food Out of Your Stomach?

Losing weight is tough. You've got to eat healthier, start exercising, and just stop being such a lazy, horrible slob in general. That is unless you get a pump that literally sucks food out of your stomach and replaces it with water after the fact. Talk about enabling. » 1/11/13 1:40pm 1/11/13 1:40pm

How To Detox After a Day of Christmas Excess

In a move that surprised no one, you totally overdid it yesterday. You had to have thirds on ham. You took down a gallon of spiked eggnog. You were feeling festive, but now you feel like crap. » 12/26/12 2:00pm 12/26/12 2:00pm

Tips From Professional Eaters on Maximizing Your Thanksgiving Meal

Sadly, Thanksgiving comes but once a year. Which means all that amazing food you're about to encounter is but a fleeting experience. You want to get the most out of it, but you can only eat so much, right? » 11/21/12 2:25pm 11/21/12 2:25pm

Organic Food Might Not Actually Be Better For You

There's a chance we've been deluded by the marketing of organic food; a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have found that it might not actually be better for you. » 9/05/12 9:50am 9/05/12 9:50am

This Restaurant Will Pay You Not to Use Your Phone at Dinner

Sometimes it's nice to have your smartphone at dinner, staring at the screen the entire time and avoiding the human travails of conversation and eye contact. But one LA eatery has had enough, and is offering discounts for phone surrender. » 8/16/12 11:40am 8/16/12 11:40am

Why We're Fat—Explained In One Minute

Why can't you stop eating at the sight of delicious fatty or sugary food, even while your stomach is full? Answer: You have a good system in place to avoid over-eating, but it's overridden by your caveman instincts. Confused? Watch this video. » 8/15/12 9:57am 8/15/12 9:57am

Pavlovian Pacifier Teaches Premature Babies to Eat

Infants born at full term are able to feed themselves thanks to their instinctive sucking reflex and the fully developed muscles needed to extract milk from their mothers. But every year in the U.S., more 500,000 infants are born prematurely, few of them with the muscular strength needed to acquire nourishment from… » 5/22/12 9:20pm 5/22/12 9:20pm

Future-Forks Have Evolved Opposable Thumbs

Have you stopped and looked at your hand, and then a fork, and then your hand, and wondered why we only copied half of its design when creating utensils? In a way the tines on a fork work like the fingers on your hand, so why not include the thumb? » 5/08/12 4:00pm 5/08/12 4:00pm

Does Chewing Gum Make You Dumb?

If you thought that chewing gum helped you concentrate, it might be time to reassess. While some old research has suggested that it can help you with abstract reasoning and logic puzzles, new research reveals that it can completely screw up your short-term memory. » 4/30/12 9:27am 4/30/12 9:27am

Eating Healthiness Around the World, Visualized

If we are what we eat, then plenty of us are massive, walking cheeseburgers. But this data visualization shows how average eating health varies around the world—and how it changes over the course of a full day. » 4/26/12 5:41am 4/26/12 5:41am

You Taste With Your... Ears?

It's now an accepted fact that our sense of taste is intrinsically linked to our sense of smell. But scientists now think that it can be heavily influenced by what we hear, too. Time to reach for Sounds of Skillet Bacon Vol. 2. » 4/05/12 6:20pm 4/05/12 6:20pm