How does caffeine keep us awake? – Hanan Qasim

Over 100,000 metric tons of caffeine are consumed around the world every year. That’s equivalent to the weight of 14 Eiffel Towers! Caffeine helps us feel alert, focused, and energetic, even if we haven’t had enough sleep — but it can also raise our blood pressure and make us feel anxious. So how does it keep us awake? Hanan Qasim shares the science behind the world’s most widely used drug.

Binging with Babish: Game of Thrones

This weekend we’re welcoming back the show that has the monopoly on lurid violence, epic battles, and wholly unnecessary nudity: Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin’s ability to describe the crunching of a skull is rivalled only by his ability to describe the crunching of a pastry, so it’s only fitting that this sexy saga is home to some serious food porn. I’m a main character in this show, so my life is decidedly in danger this week.