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

This Chewing Stingray Sheds Light on the Evolution of How Animals Eat

This Amazonian stingray chews its food like a cow or goat.
Kate Lunau

There's a New Film About Misophonia, Where People Get Enraged by Certain Sounds

A documentary about people who fly off the handle at the sound of someone chewing.
Adrianne Jeffries

This Necklace Counts Calories by Listening to You Chew

The future of fitness trackers might be a calorie-counting necklace
Kate Lunau

This Is Why Your Boyfriend Eats Faster Than You

A new study has found that men and women have different tendencies when it comes to chewing their food, and it explains a lot about your dinner-eating habits.
Munchies Staff

Banned in the US, Qat Juice Is Buzzing in Israel

The psychostimulant plant known as qat—which contains compounds that are chemically similar to ephedrine and amphetamines—is banned in the US and much of Europe. But in Israel, it's legal, prolific, and delicious to chew.
Ilan Ben Zion

I Tried to Get My Buzz On at London's Betel Stands

Betel nuts are chewed all over Southeast Asia for their mild stimulant properties, but in India it resembles a snack more than a mere drug. I went to Southall to sample some of the paan, as it's called, and attempt to get a buzz.
Tom Jones

Sure, a Chin Strap That Harvests Energy from Chewing

"Jaw movement is the most promising muscle activity from which energy could be harvested in the region of the head."
Michael Byrne
Motherboard Blog

Nothing In Nature Outchomps the Mighty Rat

First, why we care. The short answer is that they won. Rats, in terms of evolution, are kings. This is probably obvious if you live in, say, New York or Baltimore, where one can easily see the situation for what it really is of humans existing to...
Michael Byrne