Issue 5: Food
Happy holidays! We'd be remiss if we didn't celebrate this time of year with a focus on what it's really all about: food. And drink too, of course. This issue is stuffed with juicy morsels about genetically-modified food, how to make beer, why cannibalism is bad, the origin of our individual tastes, and the science of cocktails — and there's more where that came from. Enjoy Lateral responsibly!
Cover illustration by Amoeba.
Science is rapidly becoming an integral part of the modern mixologist’s handbook, with cocktail making gaining recognition as both an art and a science in recent years.
The biology of carrying a pregnancy isn't altered by state or country borders, so why do health guidelines vary so broadly?
A luminous cloud of neon blue expelled by a deep-sea shrimp has rematerialised as a new form of paint to label tumours.
Although warfarin is a commonly prescribed drug for reducing blood clots, predicting its individual effects can be a tricky business.