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Downton Abbey

Is Hating Cilantro Genetic?

<i>by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog</i><p>You often hear people say "you either love it, or you hate it," about certain things, and with cilantro that certainly seems to be the case. Even self-professed culinary adventurers sometimes find themselves at a roadblock with the herb, …

Diets

Is Vegetarianism Giving You Cancer? No, But Your Genes Might Yearn For Burgers

It’s pretty easy to misconstrue scientific research, especially when it makes a good headline. The Telegraph, for example, just yesterday announced that Long-Term Vegetarianism Raises Your Odds of Cancer. But that’s not what the study they’re discussing claims. Instead, what researchers at Cornell …

Diets

Genetic research shows how thousands of years of Native American lineage collapsed when the Europeans arrived

Geneticists have traced the travels of Native Americans for tens of thousands of years by sequencing the genes of ancient skeletons and mummies. They reveal a story that begins in Siberia around 23,000 years ago, and is cut dramatically short when Europeans arrived at the end of the 15th …

Anthropology

The Experimental Diet That Mimics a Rare Genetic Mutation

With the help of a small stool, Mercy Carrion clambers onto an examination table. The obese 50-year-old woman stands just 115.6 cm (3’9.5’’) tall. …

Los Angeles

China's Dual Economic and Environmental Crises Present an Opportunity for Green Growth

When reading the news and analysts' research over the past few months, one cannot escape the feeling that China is caught between two crises.<p>The first one is economic. The popular view in the global media holds that the Chinese economy is facing significant hardships, further exacerbated by the …

China
Land Art

New study reveals the health, environmental, and economic benefits of eating less meat

For the first time, researchers have quantified the benefits of not eating meat both in terms of global health and the environment. The new study …

National Academy of Sciences

The Environmental Movement Will Fail

Three facts.<p>1) People of color in the United States - especially Black and indigenous people - suffer the most from climate change.<p>2) People of color support environmental issues <i>more</i> than whites.<p>3) According to a 2014 report, people of color make up of only 12% to 16% of mainstream environmental …

Eye-Opening Landscape Photos Explore the Environmental Cost of Human Impact

Daniel Beltrá is globally recognized for his stunning aerial landscape photography. Though remarkable, his expansive shots aim to communicate more than just the inherent beauty of the land, instead seeking to expose the fragility of our ecosystem and the transformations that are occurring for the …

7 Behaviors That Are Actually Contagious, According To Science

Certain behaviors -- like laughing and yawning -- can be easier to catch than the cold that's going around your office, according to psychologists.<p>"Behavioral contagion" is a well-documented phenomenon in psychology. Our brains are hardwired for social interaction and bonding. Mimicking the actions …

Psychology

Khloé Kardashian Reportedly "Worried" About Lamar Odom's Behavior

Khlo-money has also been reportedly financially supporting Lammy since his hospitalization.<p>As Lamar Odom continues his gradual return to the spotlight, most recently sitting courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game, it appears that things are still quite tense behind the scenes. Both <i>People</i> and <i>Us</i> …

Dow Jones

Success In The Real World: 7 Daily Behaviors Conscientious People Avoid

I walked out into the middle of the street without looking both ways, forgot to pay parking tickets, lost debit and credit cards regularly and, when I became self-employed, convinced myself everything would just work out.<p>My “I’ll just make it” mentality is characteristic of my generation: …

Self-improvement

It's Not All Genes: Getting Evolution Right When Explaining Human Behavior

One thing I've always loved about anthropology is its commitment to understanding humans by bringing to bear two divergent perspectives: evolutionary science, aimed at understanding the contribution of biology to our behavior, and field ethnography, a process whereby the anthropologist works to …

Evolution