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Energy is inherently related to every significant challenge of the 21st century: water scarcity, inequality, national security and agriculture. On this episode of Serving Up Science, Sheril Kirshenbaum speaks with Dr. Michael Webber, the Chief Science and Technology Officer at the global energy and infrastructure services company ENGIE.

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Students with food allergies will soon have a new place to dine on Michigan State University's campus.

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Detroit-area Roman Catholics have one more dining option during Lent than most other followers of the faith. The culinary appeal of that item, however, is up for debate.

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Most people know the four main senses of taste: sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. But there’s also a fifth sense, which is more complex. Umami.

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Today's Fit Fridays with Blessed Body Training founder Johnny Lewis details different ab workouts that will help you get that summer 6-pack, as well as the health benefits of pineapple! 


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Johnny Lewis dives into the intimidation that may affect some people when going to the gym, providing tips on how to get fit in the comfort of your home. Also, yummy post-workout smoothies are on the menu! 

A Michigan-based bar and restaurant chain says it's changing the name of its "Crack Fries" to "Cosmik Fries" to distance itself from a word associated with the drug epidemic.

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Johnny Lewis tells you how to make your workouts fun and provides a way to keep your New Year's party healthy. 

  

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Brushing and flossing are both vital for maintaining strong teeth, but there are more ways to keep your mouth, and your body, healthy. One way is being mindful of what you eat. On this episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega speak with Dr. Jason Mashni about oral health.


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A food service worker at Comerica Park in Detroit has been fired after a video was posted online allegedly showing him spitting on a pizza.

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Current Sports with Al Martin has hit the road! Listen as Al broadcasts in front of Cooley Law School Stadium and invites you for an hour of baseball fun! 

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It’s been a tradition in the Lansing community for decades. This weekend, Lansing’s Cristo Rey Church will welcome thousands of visitors to its annual Fiesta. To tell us more about what we can expect from this weekend’s celebration WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Guillermo Lopez, the organizer of the 2018 Cristo Rey Fiesta.


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Have you ever felt like your recipes are lacking diversity? WKAR's Karel Vega and science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum challenged each other to make a dish from the other's heritage. In part 1 of their recipe exchance, Sheril  tries her hand at making pozole - a traditional Mexican stew, with a recipe courtesy of Karel's mom.


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Did you know Benjamin Franklin started a revolution to eat more potatoes in France? A small history lesson on this episode of Serving Up Science as history buff Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega discuss the founding father's contributions to the world of food.


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Welcome to Serving up Science -- the series all about food: where it comes from and how it impacts our health and our planet.


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