Really Scary Foods in Science & Make Exploding Candy in Your Kitchen!
Friday, July 20th, 2012
We discuss the creepiest foods science has produced, from synthetic potato chips to meat synthesized from human feces. Plus find out why Matt Damon is so desperate to get into the "Canada of Space" in his latest film "Elysium", and more.
Esther and Lauren discuss the creepiest foods science has produced from synthetic potato chips to meat synthesized from human feces. Esther shows you how to make you over own homemade Pop Rocks candy. And find out why Matt Damon is so desperate to get into the "Canada of Space" in his latest film "Elysium".
io9: We Come From the Future is a news show about science, entertainment and culture from a tomorrow that you wish you lived in today. Annalee Newitz, editor in chief of io9, and Esther Inglis Arkell, io9 writer, cover science fiction and science fact in a studio format with segments including Esther Gets Experimental, Ask a Scientist, Tragic Trailer, Doom of the Week, Trivia Quiz and This is Awesome. The show will feature field segments and interviews with scientists, experts, and authors. In a whimsical yet authentic format, Annalee and Esther will explain weird and interesting science, feature interesting material from the web, discuss popular culture in reviewing books, tv, and film, and perform fantastic experiments.
Science is responsible for such delights as Pringles chips, Pop Rocks candy and space ice cream. But imagine what's in store for the future. We've always like the Star Trek food simulators that would just make any food appear but that was fiction until we came across this disturbing story that about scientists in Japan have synthesized a meat product from sewage. Will the food you eat in the future be made from human poo?
Subject of many urban legends and stupid middle school pranks Pop Rocks are a staple of American culture. But is it possible to make them yourself using common household ingredients? It is as Esther explains in this week's Esther Gets Experimental