Diacetyl: When "Buttery Goodness" Breaks Bad

The diacetyl molecule makes butter, “buttered” popcorn, and buttery Chardonnay taste buttery, but it’s also implicated in a deadly lung disease and some multimillion-dollar lawsuits.


The diacetyl molecule makes butter, “buttered” popcorn, and buttery Chardonnay taste buttery, but it’s also implicated in a deadly lung disease and some multimillion-dollar lawsuits. Read More

Why Asparagus Makes Your Pee Smell Terrible

For some, eating asparagus makes their pee smell funny. Others are immune—some to detecting the odor even when it’s there, and others to producing it in the first place. Here’s the science behind the phenomenon.


For some, eating asparagus makes their pee smell funny. Others are immune—some to detecting the odor even when it’s there, and others to producing it in the first place. Here's the science behind the phenomenon. Read More