Extracting vanilla

2010 July 30

 

An attempt at extracting vanilla from a vanilla bean with vodka. The initial pre-split state of the vanilla bean:

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Choice

2010 July 29

A provocative talk about choice, though some of the research sounds pretty hand-wavy:

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Notes from¬†Cook’s Illustrated issue #97 (March and April 2009):

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CT image of chinese man impaled with steel pole

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Pig Prank

2010 July 16

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Find out how much Neanderthal is in your ancestry

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