The death of the calorie: how the end-all of food units is outdated in pretty much any possible way Our understanding of modern food is mostly based on a 1890 study which enshrined a relatively unknown unit – the calorie – as the best way to count food-related energy intake Read more…

Why Pavlov actually won the Nobel Prize – while teaching music to dogs Below is the edito from the latest edition of Nautilus, titled Variables, a brilliant online journal on all things science. It relates the experiments of Ivan Pavlov, the famous Russian physiologist, and how we’ve got him mostly Read more…