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How we went from beef on the hoof to mystery meat in a box

What with all the vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians around, you might be surprised to learn that we now consume more animal protein than ever: 200 pounds per person in 2000, up some 40 pounds since the backyard barbecues of the 1950s. But no longer do we gorge on porterhouses, racks of lamb, …

Scientists Make The Case For A 6th Taste — But It's Less Than Tasty

To the ranks of sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami, researchers say they are ready to add a sixth taste — and its name is, well, a mouthful: "oleogustus."<p>Announced in the journal Chemical Senses last month, oleogustus is Latin for "a taste for fat."<p>"It is a sensation one would get from eating …

Nutrition

One small study that explodes the myth that inequality is efficient

If you want people to consume less water, there are roughly two ways you could do it. One is to raise the price of water, and the other is to simply mandate that everyone cut back on their water consumption.<p>Either will work, but they work in different ways. And an important recent study from Casey …

“The nuts hated him”: How the Bush dynasty — and its evolution — explains America

Going back to the days of Prescott Bush, one thing unites all Bush politicians. Will it haunt Jeb in 2016?<p>“Most dynasties are defined and circumscribed by region. The Roosevelts rode as high and far as the national fortunes of New York State. The Tafts go as far as Ohio takes them…. Not the Bushes. …

Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

An Australian mother was arrested for murder in the stabbing deaths of eight children, seven of whom were believed to be hers, police said Saturday.<p>The children were found dead inside the woman's home, who was suffering from serious stab wounds, inside a northern Australian home Friday.<p>The …

Why It’s Bad News That Some Teens Are Choosing E-Cigs Over Real Cigarettes

Fewer teens in the United States are smoking regular cigarettes, according to the results of a federally funded survey released Tuesday, but the …

Public Health