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Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

Palace of pain: Netley, the hospital built for an empire of soldiers

A hospital orderly, wearing what resembles a butcher's apron, poses with an equally ominous-looking trolley. Ward maids, country-looking girls, pose in utilitarian overalls designed for dirty work, rather than the pristine starch of nurses' uniforms. A handsome stable hand, straight out of War …

In violent weekend, at least 40 people shot in Chicago

(Reuters) - An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Sunday.<p>A general view of the city of Chicago, March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young<p>At least 40 people were shot, and four killed, in weekend violence in …

Former Public Transit Bus Converted Into Mobile Shower For Homeless In San Francisco | Fox News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A nonprofit group is taking a novel approach to helping the homeless in San Francisco with a new bus that allows them to take a shower.<p>The former public transit bus has been outfitted with two full private bathrooms and offers hot showers, clean toilets, shampoo, soap and …

Investigation: ATF drug stings targeted minorities

WASHINGTON — The nation's top gun-enforcement agency overwhelmingly targeted racial and ethnic minorities as it expanded its use of controversial drug sting operations, a USA TODAY investigation shows.<p>The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has more than quadrupled its use of those …

Canadian professor was killed in targeted attack, Florida police say

A law professor originally from Toronto was killed in a targeted attack in his Florida home, police said Monday.<p>Officers found Dan Markel, 41, suffering from a gunshot wound around 11 a.m. on Friday after a neighbour called 911 upon hearing a loud bang. The father of two young boys was rushed to …

FXX's Plans for The Simpsons Include a Marathon of Every Episode Ever and a Huge New App

Simpsons forever.<p>When a hit show makes its way to cable, it’s not often an especially exciting announcement on the news front – even though those …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

Finnish Grill House

No backyard is complete without a dedicated 99 square foot outdoor cooking hut with a six sided grill inside. Step up your grilling game with the …

Moonshine Culture May Have Given Way to a Preference for Small-Batch Meth

Meth and moonshine have drawn comparisons before, but in Appalachia, an area where moonshine once reigned, the local culture and customs may have helped the meth trade thrive.<p><i>All photos by Patrick Anderson</i><p>On the North Carolina/Tennessee border, a history of bootlegging in its many forms has become …

Police: Body of figure in ferry case found

The Sewol ferry disaster appears to have taken another life -- this time of the man whom some blamed for the sinking.<p>Yoo Byung Eun, the subject of an intense, nationwide manhunt who went missing after the South Korean ferry sank in April, was declared dead, police said Tuesday.<p>Yoo's body was found …

A Grocery Store Chain Fired A Popular CEO — And Now Workers Are Making The Company Pay

Arthur T. Demoulas was fired in June after a family dispute, according to Boston.com. Two more executives were fired that day, and seven resigned.<p>Demoulas' cousin allegedly gained control of the board and replaced him with two executives outside the family, Jim Gooch and Felicia Thornton.<p>Demoulas …

Meghan Trainor

How to Make Takeout-Style Kung Pao Chicken

As you are reading this, I will most likely have just finished the Chinese leg of my 2 1/2-month trip around Asia, my mouth still numb and tingly from the vats of mapo tofu, <i>shuiziu yu</i>, and <i>gonbao jiding</i> I wolfed down in Sichuan. As a kid, though, my absolute favorite Chinese dish—takeout-style kung …

F’d: How the U.S. and Its Allies Got Stuck with the World’s Worst New Warplane

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was meant to improve the U.S. air arsenal, but has made it more vulnerable instead<p>by DAVID AXE<p><b>From all the recent</b> …

Aviation

Clever Dad Makes a Timelapse Showing His Daughter Aging 14-Years

Frans Hofmeester is a Dutch filmmaker who has been capturing the life of his children since their birth. Every week, he's recorded a short clip of …

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Arctic oil: it is madness to celebrate a new source of fossil fuels | John Sauven

Fossil fuels,Energy,Arctic 30 protesters,Greenpeace,Activism,Environment,Vladimir Putin,Russia,Arctic,Protest,World news,Gazprom,Energy industry,Business,Oil,Oil,Oil and gas companies<p>As the first barrels head for Europe, we cannot afford – and do not need – new sources of harder to reach fossil …

Bear call on GE, wads of drug(maker) cash, Netflix price hike - Need to Know - MarketWatch

By Shawn Langlois<p>The chubby postman from Seinfeld says Tuesday has no feel. Friday has a feel. So do Monday and Sunday. But if Newman paid more …

This Is Amazon's Real Achilles Heel

Online sales taxes are discouraging people from shopping on Amazon, according to a new study by researchers at Ohio State University. Regular online …

McDonald's Fires Back at 'Taco Shops'

McDonald's Corp. reported fairly weak first-quarter sales but still had enough strength to fire a shot across the bow of Taco Bell, which has received so much attention for its new breakfast menu.<p>Customers choose McDonald's for breakfast because it is freshly prepared, said McDonald's Corp. CEO Don …

Yum! Shares Pop On Strong China Sales, High Hopes For Waffle Tacos

Yum! Brands made waves in late March when its Taco Bell restaurant chain started serving breakfast — waffle tacos specifically — in an effort to take a bite out of McDonald's morning meal dominance. In a call following McDonald’s first quarter earnings report Tuesday morning, CEO Don Thompson shot …

How FreshDirect and Other Delivery Companies Try to Avoid Packaging Fails

With a trove of companies vying for the on-demand grocery and goods delivery market -- Amazon, eBay, Peapod to name a few -- homebodies …

Homemade Goldfish Crackers

There are amazing recipes all over the internets—impressive cakes and cookies, pies galore, delicious pasta dishes, fantastic dinner ideas, and so …

Bangkok Train juicer

A Brief History Of The British Royal Pups

The British monarchy has a rich and fascinating history, rife with scandals, love stories, power struggles and…dogs! Today, Corgis are often seen as …

Queen Elizabeth II