Every year, scientists gather at Harvard University to celebrate . Awarded by the science humour magazine, the Annals of Improbable Research, the IgNobels are a spoof on science’s highest honour: the Nobel Prize. The awards are given to work that “first make people laugh, then make them think.” Several items of food-beverage-related research featured this year.
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While most of us take the lifting of a spoon to our mouth for granted, it can be a major challenge for people with Parkinson's Disease or other neurodegenerative conditions such as essential tremor, a disorder characterised by shaking hands (among other things). These conditions can make eating nearly impossible — but with those people in mind, engineers at San Francisco’s Lift Labs created the Liftware Spoon.
There is more than one application for the good, old-fashioned canning jar - see what US packaging manufacturer, Cuppow, has come up with...
Describing the McDonald’s double cheeseburger as “the cheapest, most nutritious, and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history” might seem beyond fanciful, but according to the author of Freakonomics, it is not as absurd a suggestion as it appears.
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- Why beer and savoury snacks are a classic combination
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