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Motherboard

Climate Change Will Cause Beer Shortages and Price Hikes, Study Says

Hundreds of millions of people may lose the luxury of enjoying a cold one on a hot day.
Becky Ferreira
10.15.18
DIY Mining

Can Clean Energy Solve Cryptocurrencies’ Energy Problem?

Julian Oliver’s wind-powered mining rig literally pulls money from thin air.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.29.17
agriculture

Thousands of Tons of Oranges Might Have to Be Destroyed

Farmers in Tunisia are warning that their bumper orange crop may have to be destroyed if buyers for the fruit cannot be found.
Phoebe Hurst
1.13.17
apples

Why Apple Bobbing Is Actually a Female Fertility Ritual

Apple-bobbing is more than just a watery Halloween game. Throughout history, it has been the dominion of witches, sex, love, and women—an act of enchantment rather than simple pomaceous fondling.
Nell Frizzell
10.30.16
wine

France Is Expected to Produce 10 Percent Less Wine This Year

Unseasonable springtime weather means that French wine production is expected to be down by 10 percent compared to last year’s harvest.
Daisy Meager
8.30.16
NORTH KOREA

North Korea Says Dog Meat Is the Next Superfood

North Korea's state-run news outlets are making a point of running multiple stories extolling the health benefits that supposedly come along with consuming dog meat.
Alex Swerdloff
8.16.16
Sports

NFL Player Bitten by Shark While Participating in Florida's Insane Lobster Hunt

"I was sticking my hand in a hole and a monster locked on me."
Alex Swerdloff
7.31.16
vegas

Chef’s Night Out: Harvest

Roy Ellamar of Harvest by Roy Ellamar takes us on and off the Las Vegas Strip to sample cuisine from France to Saigon and almost everywhere in between.
Roy Ellamar
4.21.16
wine

Global Warming Could Be Good News for French Winemakers

According to new research published in the Nature Climate Change journal, recent increases in temperature are helping French vineyards to produce better wine.
Phoebe Hurst
3.22.16
wine

Japan Is Going Crazy for French Wine Baths

What does the island nation of Japan have in common with a totally bitchin’ rager hosted by the likes of Dionysus, Bacchus, and Liber? If you answered anything besides frenzied wine baths, you clearly don’t have enough of a handle on either pantheism...
Alex Swerdloff
11.30.15
Germany

The MUNCHIES Guide to Moselle: Part 2

Our host Billy spends time in the vineyards with two of the most famous vintners, Ernie Loosen and Katharina Prüm, and meets living legend Markus Molitor.
Billy Wagner
9.9.15
farming

A Spray Made from Plant Extract Could Eliminate the Concept of ‘In Season’ Fruit

Scientists have developed new coatings to be sprayed on fruit and vegetables directly after harvest. Made from natural plant extracts, some say it will allow certain fruits to be stored all year round.
Rich McEachran
6.8.15
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