Debra Tinker

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Gluten-Free Fried Pizza Appetizers - Recipes

Adapted from fried pizza dough served at Mama Frites in Rome, this appetizer pairs deliciously with cold drinks and good conversation.<p>Mama Frites’ …

Food

When Gluten Is The Villain, Could A Common Virus Be The Trigger?

A new study raises a novel idea about what might trigger celiac disease, a condition that makes patients unable to tolerate foods containing gluten.<p>The study suggests that a common virus may be to blame.<p>For people with celiac disease, gluten can wreak havoc on their digestive systems. Their immune …

Research

The Problem with Indigo

Yesterday, a post by Slate's Jude Stewart, author of <i>ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color</i>, revealed the history of the blue in blue jeans. The story makes a nice, if somewhat predictable, narrative, but one detail stood out to me. "Unlike most natural dyes that, when heated, …

Tommy Hilfiger

Method of recording brain activity could lead to mind-reading devices, scientists say

“We’re now able to eavesdrop on the brain in real life,” said Josef Parvizi, the study’s senior author.<p>A brain region activated when people are asked …

More Americans die from car pollution than car accidents

Some day our descendants will marvel that we ever lived in cities filled with emissions direct from the tailpipes of cars. A new study from MIT suggests that in the US, 53,000 people a year die prematurely because of automobile pollution, compared to 34,000 people a year who die in traffic …

Pollution

Oreo Cookies Are as Addictive as Cocaine

Researchers at Connecticut College have found evidence that proves that Oreo cookies—at least for lab rats—are as addictive as cocaine.<p>Neuroscience …

5 Highlights from Women Film Pioneers Project: African-American Women in Silent Film, Women Camera Operators and More

Last week, we wrote about Columbia University Libraries’ newly launched Women Film Pioneers Project, a compendium of film resources and material …

These images show just how differently cats and humans see the world

Cats and humans have very different perspectives on the world, both literally and figuratively. Indeed, as these visualizations beautifully …

We Can't Believe People Ever Thought These Glasses Were Cool...

Some glasses have to be seen to be believed. But once you've seen some of these, you might not believe that people would actually wear them.<p>We've rounded up some fantastically uncool frames worn by famous people throughout the years. Sure, some of these glasses may have been cool when they were …