Brett Smith is a freelance journalist based in Buffalo, NY specializing in science, technology and food. He has been writing full-time for 6 years, after working for 7 years in a professional lab.
The new izakaya-style brewpub nods to Chef Satomi’s Japanese roots while acknowledging that it’s located in historic, downtown Buffalo. The result is culinary koan: exotic yet local, intimidating yet approachable, complex but simple.
In addition to jokes about bad winter weather, some cities in the northern United States also have to endure a reputation for not having great job markets. However, there are many cities ‘up north’ with plenty of jobs that can be seized on by savvy job seekers.
It’s late afternoon and we’re in a narrow partly-sunlit back alley in downtown Buffalo when Michael Dimmer, co-owner of Marble + Rye, reaches down to pull up a fistful of oyster mushrooms poking out from underneath a long wooden planter box.
While scientists know that a superfamily of genes inside olfactory receptors is responsible for our sense of smell – we still don’t know the mechanism behind the interpretation of odor molecules into a particular smell.
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, the study team saw that chronic pot smokers have a smaller orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), a part of the brain linked to addiction. Interestingly, the study team also saw increased brain connectivity in long-term users.
The human digestive tract is home to a multitude of different bacteria -- some beneficial to humans and some that cause disease.
The predominant function of ribosomes is the translation of messenger RNA (mRNA) into proteins.
Containing over 3,000 lakes, rivers, streams and ponds, the Adirondacks is a wooded, mountainous region in the northeast corner of Upstate New York. Most of the region is a protected state park, yet ......