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Breakthrough as scientists create first drug to halt Alzheimer's disease

A pill taken twice a day has stalled deterioration of the brain in Alzheimer’s patients for the first time.<p>Scientists announced that the mental decline of participants in a final-stage trial had been halted for 18 months, raising hopes that an effective treatment for the drug, called LMTX, is close …

A Crazy New Species of Beaked Whale Has Been Discovered in the Pacific

Did you know that beaked whales are a thing, and that they’re more than just giant, weird-looking dolphin clones?<p>On Tuesday, a team of scientists …

Scientists capture rare images of wolverine in Sierra Nevada

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal …

Wildlife

Brain training may forestall dementia onset for years, new study says

If you're intent on keeping dementia at bay, new research suggests you'll need more than crossword puzzles, aerobic exercise and an active social life. In a study released Sunday, researchers found that older adults who did exercises to shore up the speed at which they processed visual information …

Dementia

Fresh food champion Jamie Oliver signs frozen meals deal with Brazilian chicken giant

As the founder of a self-styled “food revolution”, Jamie Oliver has made a career of encouraging families to cook “fresh, real food”.<p>But now the celebrity chef faces the prospect of losing his reputation as a champion of healthy home-cooking, after signing a multi-million pound deal for frozen, …

Jamie Oliver

Why Verona, Italy, is going after kebab shops.

<i>Each week,</i> <b>Roads & Kingdoms</b> <i>and</i> <b>Slate</b> <i>publish a new dispatch from around the globe. For more foreign correspondence mixed with food, war, travel, and</i> …

Italy

Most Fast Food is Unhealthy, but See How These Deals Make it Worse

Most fast food is unhealthy, but with deals like "The Double Down," "The $5 Box," and "The Dollar Menu," plaguing the air waves, our ability to avoid …

Que Padre Taqueria y Mas Puts Pause on Food Truck Plans

An East Boston restaurant that closed two years ago was originally set to reopen as a food truck serving Mexican and Bolivian fare, but the owner has since changed his plans. Victor Duran, owner and chef of Que Padre Taqueria y Mas, will be joining the team at the soon-to-open Fuji at Ink Block.<p>Que …

Food Truck Market Opens in Napa

Napa Valley food is growing more and more progressive everyday — additions like Miminashi and Two Birds One Stone being the most recent — and its latest step into the more eclectic food world is a daily food truck market. Called the <b>Food Truck Corral</b>, it will be four rotating trucks parked at South …

Jack and Barbara Nicklaus tee off on new venture

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. — Jack and Barbara Nicklaus are sitting side-by-side in front of a stone hearth in the guesthouse just steps from the home where they’ve lived since 1970, so many home-cooked meals ago. He likes to eat. She likes to cook. And now, after all these years, they’re opening a …

#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

The table is set for dinner. Small cooked crabs and shrimp are laid out on the thick wooden tabletop next to succulent figs, grapes, pears and types of produce you can't even name. There's a citrus with a long coiling peel draped around it, and an entire roast of some animal's leg that's been cut …

Food

Walmart introduces line of “ugly” fruit to combat food waste

The largest grocer in America recognizes that beauty is only skin deep when it comes to “ugly” fruits and vegetables. Walmart is rolling out a line …

Agriculture

Will this super greenhouse save us?

Is Rotterdam the nerve centre of contemporary gastronomy? Of course not. Yet The Netherlands’ largest town, and the largest port in Europe, is a sort …

Aquaponics

Pests and drought hit Nigeria's tomato farms

Tomatoes are a staple food in Nigeria. From farmers in the northern states to traders across the country, many depend on the fruit for a living. But …

Africa