"Miracle" Molecules and Wisdom

The Greek philosopher Socrates said that wisdom is knowing that you know nothing. This paradox was the seed for western philosophy, including the open, skeptical attitude that characterizes the best science. But sometimes our scientific and technological prowess causes an adolescent arrogance. 

For example, consider sulforaphane. Sulforaphane is an antioxidant molecule in cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, cabbage, etc) that has recently attracted a lot of attention because of its profound health benefits: it seems to kill tumor cells, prevent body fat from forming, and stimulate neuron growth. Basically, it will save your life! 

So what did the scientific, medical establishment do?

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5 Ways to Know if the Farmers Market is Right for You

On the eve of Farmers Market Season beginning in earnest, we’ve been marinating and ruminating and conversating on the aspects of market we love the most. 

Through this intensive research, we’ve discovered five questions that you should ask yourself, if you ever wonder whether you should shop at a farmers market. We’ll count down from Question #5 to Question #1, and share with you the single most important way you can know whether you’ll love farmers markets. 

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Who Wants to Finish?

Finishing is rare, and usually an illusion. Usually when we think a thing is finished, we’re just being short-sighted. You can cook a steak to perfect medium rare with pink in the middle, and let it stand for 10 minutes, smelling that mouth-watering scent, and then eat it all and thoroughly enjoy it. Then it’s done, right? 

Not quite...

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Mericos Rhodes
The Wind

In our first chapter of the Spoon Full Journal, we're talking about weather. But as we've learned, it's not whether you talk about weather, it's how you talk about weather. So get yourself a glass of ice water. Come take a seat on the porch. Let's talk about wind.

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Minh Nguyen
Cutting Through the Wildfire Haze

There’s another legendary character, far older than Smokey Bear, who has the last word on wildfires. His name is Thor, and he doesn’t negotiate. I’ll bet humanity will be able to control lightning right around the time when...

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Minh Nguyen