Gareth May

meat

This Guy Gets Paid Thousands of Dollars to Slice Ham

Spanish cortador de jamones Florencio Sanchidrián has cut ham for everyone from the King of Spain to Robert De Niro, and considers himself an ambassador for his country’s Iberian ham.
Gareth May
3.7.18
Broadly DK

Why Getting Spanked and Tied Up Makes You Feel High

What happens in your head when you get flogged? Scientific researchers and professional dominatrixes talk about endorphins and all the other neurochemicals that make bondage so delightful.
Gareth May
2.17.17
Broadly DK

The Science Behind Love, Sex, and Scent

From pheromones to that post-coitus funk, we investigate the relationship between sexual attraction and your olfactory organ.
Gareth May
2.17.17
Sex

Follow Your Nose: The Science Behind Love, Sex, and Scent

From pheromones to that post-coitus funk, we investigate the relationship between sexual attraction and your olfactory organ.
Gareth May
2.17.17
Sex

Your Brain on BDSM: Why Getting Spanked and Tied Up Makes You Feel High

What happens in your head when you get flogged? Scientific researchers and professional dominatrixes talk about endorphins and all the other neurochemicals that make bondage so delightful.
Gareth May
2.16.17
Foraging

Meet the Foragers Getting High on Mugwort

I joined forager Richard Osmond in search of mugwort, a relative of wormwood, the flavoring agent in absinthe. It’s also known for the inducement of weird dreams.
Gareth May
2.6.17
Sex

The People Obsessed With Solving Bizarre Sex-Related Math Questions

How many Eiffel Towers would it take to fuck the world for 72 hours? These, and other Kendrick Lamar-inspired questions, are the ones keeping Reddit's amateur mathematicians up late at night.
Gareth May
1.6.17
Asian food

Making Christmas Wontons and Talking British Chinese Identity

“I’m probably more English than Chinese in many respects but just because you’re born from Chinese parents, you still get stereotyped."
Gareth May
12.13.16
London

Meet the Electrician Who Sells the Best Olive Oil in England

Among the fuses and fluorescent lights, Embassy Electrical Supplies in London stocks the country's finest olive oil—according to New York magazine. Turkish Cypriot expat Mehmet Murat sources it from his family's farm in Cyprus.
Gareth May
10.24.16
future of food

Why We Should Eat Baked Beans If We Want a Sustainable Food Future

“By replacing some of the animal protein in our diets with vegetable protein from pulses, the world's growing food requirements could be met."
Gareth May
10.7.16
farming

These Teenagers’ Discovery Could Revolutionize Global Crop Production

How two students figured out how natural bacteria aids crop growth, and why this is great news for our farming future.
Gareth May
10.6.16
future of food

This Wearable Tech Necklace Wants to Listen to You Chew

How one machine listens to the sound we make when we chew different foods to analyze data and make us healthier humans.
Gareth May
10.6.16
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