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Science on the SPOT: Rendezvous With Horseshoe Crabs

Called living fossils, horseshoe crabs are harmless creatures that have been swimming oceans for a few hundred million years. They predate dinosaurs and are closely related to spiders or scorpions. Every May and June,...

The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero)

From the chopping of ice chunks high on the Mount Chimborazo to hearing firsthand about this family’s traditions, The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero) is an engaging documentary a...

Elephantine: How to make Mall Pretzels

Elephantine’s Rachel Ball shows us how to make pretzels. And yes! There’s a recipe included. 

The Perennial Plate: Coconut Nose to Tail

To know how food is grown — and how to grow it — to know who grows it, how it’s processed and shipped, and how far it might be coming from to get to our plates… we like finding videos that ch...

The Sea’s Strangest Square Mile

Yay!! for clear underwater footage of unusual animals, (yes, even when they’re busy eating each other for lunch), via jtotheizzoe: The Sea’s Strangest Square Mile Sit back and let your eyes soak up ...

Why does toothpaste change the taste of orange juice?

Easy experiment: Drink orange juice. Brush your teeth. Drink orange juice again. What just happened? From The American Chemical Society, here's a Reactions explanation for why most toothpast...

TED Ed: Pizza physics (New York-style)

When eating pizza, New Yorkers will recommend that you fold the slice in half longways to reduce mess. Now find out about the math and physics working behind the scenes of that tradition in T...

KQED Quest: The Edible Insects Food Movement

Two billion people in cultures around the world include insects as a part of their diet, and there are lots of stories about it in the news right now. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organizat...

A-Trak & Tommy Trash’s Tuna Melt

Toast slices as dominoes? Yes, please. This domino-driven Rube Goldberg-esque video may not be all in one shot — and maybe some of it is helped with some digital post-production? I’m looking at you, parach...

Omelette by Madeline Sharafian

Featuring an overworked fella and his hard-working dog, Calarts student Madeline Sharafian celebrates the act of making food for those you love in this short animated film called Omelette. She writes, “It fe...

S’mores + peaches = Smeaches

Smores + peaches. Smeaches!  (Psst! June through August is peach season. Recipe here.)

MinuteEarth: The Story of Frozen Food

From MinuteEarth, The Story of Frozen Food. via Laughing Squid.

Slim Goodbody: The Digestion Song

Slim Goodbody was something I used to watch on tv as a kid in the 1970s, but I hadn’t quite remembered the dated mix of strange and wonderful that makes the bodysuit so iconic… until we watched this clip. ...

The Fine Art of Coffee Portraiture

From Tumblr’s Storyboard blog: The Fine Art of Portraiture… in coffee.  Meet Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, who “paints” everything — and everyone — into his lattes. “I’m an esspressi...

How to Make Pear and Gorgonzola Crostinis

2 pears, 1/2 cup Gorgonzola, 1/2 cup of butter, 1 baguette and some honey: Pear & Gorgonzola Crostinis

Dance of the Honey Bee

Dance of the Honey Bee from AbelCine. Watch more bee videos in the archives. Bees are also in the news. via @billmckibben.

Jiggling fruit on conveyor belts

Fratelli Indelicato is a company in Italy that makes citrus and tropical fruit processing equipment. Their series of demonstration videos gives us a better idea of how food travels from farms...

Elephantine: Pineapple Upside-down Cake

Elephantine's Rachel Ball makes a pineapple upside-down cake, recipe included.