Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Science on Tuesday, Aug. 13:

CRICKET BARS: Entomophagy is the practice of eating insects. Many enthusiasts argue that they are not only delicious and nutritious, but good for the planet as well. Pat Crowley, a Tucson native, founded Chapul, a company that makes protein bars using 100% ground cricket powder. The former water conservationist sells his creation around the world and locally in various places, such as Rocks and Ropes.

SCIENTIFIC RECIPES: Chefs Janos Wilder and Devon Sanner of Downtown Kictchen + Cocktails demonstrate a style of cooking that uses liquid nitrogen. They make a root beer float with root beer ice cream, vanilla soda, birch caramel and whipped cream.

COOKING WITH MAGNETS: Daniel Hemmer of the UA's Department of Physics demonstrates how to use electro magnetic induction to heat up food.

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