The weird science of cheese. 

We can thank Wired UK for this gem. “Cheese is not just food, it’s a variety show. The multitude of aromas, flavours, and textures found in cheeses throughout the world is more than we encounter with any other food” learn more

One in three fish caught never make it to the plate. 

A new report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says “that 35% of global catches are wasted. About a quarter of these losses are bycatch or discards, mostly from trawlers, where unwanted fish are thrown back dead because they are too small or an unwanted species. But most of the losses are due to a lack of knowledge or equipment, such as refrigeration or ice-makers, needed to keep fish fresh.” learn more

Breakthrough study uncovers genesis of Alzheimer’s. 

“Impressive new research has discovered the earliest point in a neurodegenerative process that is thought to lead to dementia. The researchers describe the discovery as like finding the “Big Bang” of Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s hoped the work leads to new treatments and ways to detect the disease.“ learn more

The Amazon rocket just keeps flying higher. 

“Amazon reported sales of $52.9 billion for the second quarter, up 39 percent from the year-ago period when it saw $38 billion. For the April quarter, retail rival Walmart grew sales by $5 billion year over year and brick-and-mortar retailer Target increased sales by just $764 million.” learn more