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Some cooks pride themselves on their mastery of the grill and are happy to spend hours tending to meats. However, if you love barbecue but hate the idea of being stuck next to one all afternoon, Char-Broil's new SmartChef Gas Grill connects to a smartphone app so you can monitor your dinner while doing anything else.

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Napoleon Dynamite takes a sip from a tall jar of milk, then sets it down next to two other jars. He points. "The defect in that one is bleach." "That's correct," says a judge from FFA, the agricultural education organisation. He sips another. "This tastes like the cow got into an onion patch."

Almost the exact same scene took place in Spain last year. Except the scientists fed the cows onion extract intentionally to reduce the methane in their farts and burps.

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Video: Watching popcorn pop is utterly captivating, even in real-time. But when you film the process with a high-speed camera capable of capturing 30,000 frames per second, watching those kernels explode in super slow motion turns making popcorn into a spectacle that rivals New Year's.

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If you were on social media yesterday, you probably noticed that Nutella has joined the long list of good things that supposedly cause cancer, like alcohol, red meat and maybe coffee. The trouble is, scientists never said that Nutella causes cancer.

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If you've ever watched my Guy, Guy Fieri on television, you'd know that the best part is watching him manhandle meat, greasing up his gloveless Guy-paws with the grubbiest gristle. Well, a team of scientists think maybe these celeb chefs need to be a better influence when it comes to food safety.

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Last week, Nigerian officials seized over 100 bags of what was claimed to be plastic rice. Lab tests have since shown the product isn't fake, as Gizmodo and other outlets reported. But it is badly contaminated rice that's unsafe for human consumption. The incident is casting light on the sorry state of the economy and food production in Nigeria — along with a government that's anxious to deflect the blame elsewhere.

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One of Soylent's biggest ingredient suppliers — TerraVia — has thrown down the gauntlet and cut ties with the meal replacement company, effective immediately. It's part of possibly the strangest PR feud of the year, and probably the first major controversy in history involving algae.

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San Francisco is a city of long lines, and on a Saturday afternoon few lines here are longer than the one in front of the Chocolate Chair in Japantown. The Chocolate Chair's specialty is Dragon's Breath, neon-coloured balls of puffed rice cereal soaked in liquid nitrogen. When you take a bite, the nitrogen-infusion fills your mouth with a dense, smoke-like gas. Breathe the gas out through your nose or mouth, and voilà, man becomes dragon.