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The Complex Code In A Potato Chip: Why We Love The Flavors We Do

If the recent Lady Doritos furor is anything to go by, then consumers have very strong opinions about how we're meant (or not meant) to eat our chips.<p>One could make a reasonable argument that comments made by Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, which owns the Doritos brand, were insulting. (She suggested …

Flavors

Scientists unravel the mystery of the Roman 'gate to hell'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two thousand years ago, ancient tourists flocked to a Greco-Roman temple in Hierapolis, modern-day Turkey, situated on top of a cave once purported to be the gateway to the underworld.<p>They watched in awe as animals, from birds to bulls, dropped dead at its entrance. The cave, named the …

Ancient History

This perfect road trip keeps you in 70 degree weather all year

Americans love road trips, and we should! With tens of thousands of miles of US highways capable of whisking us between 58 national parks and …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

Kellogg's to cut sugar in kids' cereals by up to 40%

<b>Cereals giant Kellogg's is to cut the amount of sugar in its three top selling children's cereals by between 20% and 40% by the middle of next year.</b><p>The lines are Coco Pops, Rice Krispies, and Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes.<p>Kellogg's will also stop selling Ricicles and end on-pack promotions aimed …

Nutrition

TRAPPIST-1: How Long Would It Take to Fly to 7-Planet System?

The discovery of seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, TRAPPIST-1, is certainly exciting news. But what would it take to visit one of these …

Brown Sugar Substitutes for Last-Minute Bakers | MyRecipes

Have you ever started to bake, only to realize that the recipe calls for brown sugar and you don't have any on hand? So you start scrambling around, …

A nutritionist reveals 3 foods that boost your energy levels

Andy Bellatti is a nutritionist in Las Vegas. He reveals three foods that give you a boost of energy. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Andy Bellati:</b> Three foods that can boost your energy levels are black beans, oatmeal, and walnuts. Oatmeal is one of the foods with the highest amount of …

The case for eliminating sugar. All of it.

Gary Taubes argues in a new book that sugar is toxic and should be consumed as often as tobacco. As in, never.<p>For years, the conventional wisdom about diet has been that we get fat because we eat too many calories.<p>Gary Taubes, the enfant terrible of nutrition writing, has long been making the case …

7 things you don't know about 'All in the Family'

It took three pilots and multiple cast changes before “All In The Family” finally debuted on CBS in the fall of 1971.<p>Mickey Rooney was creator Norman Lear’s first choice to play the show’s central character, Archie Bunker.<p>He politely declined amid concern of how audiences would react to Bunker’s …

Gaming Stocks: What to Watch in 2017

Wynn Palace Cotai. Image source: Wynn Resorts.<p>The gaming sector has had some big wins in the last few months, including what looks like a rebound in Macau, stronger growth in Las Vegas, and casinos preparing to open in new regions. With each of the big names in gaming preparing for potentially …

Investing

Huh, so *this* is what eating 10,000 calories worth of McDonald's looks like

We just got a peak at what eating 10,000 calories of McDonald’s looks like, and we’re amazed. Super-eater (yep…there’s a such thing) and YouTube …

One Of The Nation's Last Howard Johnson Restaurants Is Closing In Bangor, Maine

From 1,000 locations down to just one.<p>A meal at a Howard Johnson was once as much as part of a road trip as the car itself. Now, one of the last two remaining restaurants is closing.<p>The location in Bangor, Maine, is shutting down next month, leaving a single restaurant in Lake George, New York, to …

New England

The Mystery Of Why Sunflowers Turn To Follow The Sun — Solved

Scientists have answered a burning question central to the charm of sunflowers: Why do young flowers move their blooms to always face the sun over the course of a day?<p>And then: Once sunflowers reach maturity, why do they <i>stop</i> tracking the sun and only face east?<p>In a newly-published article in …

UC Berkeley

Here's the Only Human Designed to Survive a Car Crash

Traditional road safety campaigns—replete with the predictable grim statistics, ominous warnings and maybe even a grisly photo splashed on a …

Lottery hysteria looms as Powerball lottery hits $535 million

Get ready, America. Lottery fever is upon us once again.<p>There were no winners in the $430 million multi-state Powerball lottery on Wednesday, meaning …

Scientists glimpse why life can't happen without water

Scientists are getting closer to directly observing how and why water is essential to life as we know it.

Exposure to chemicals in plastic and fungicides may irreversibly weaken children’s teeth

Chemicals commonly found in plastics and fungicides may be weakening children’s teeth by disrupting hormones that stimulate the growth of dental …

Here's Why You Should Be Drinking Whole Milk Instead of Skim

New studies suggest that full-fat dairy may be the way to go.<p>Full-fat dairy has long suffered from an unfortunate stigma: Amid America's cultural …

22 Science Jokes Only Smart People Will Understand

Old statisticians never die. They just get broken down by age and sex.

Jokes

Justice League Already Doomed in China As 'Batman v Superman Plummets 82 Percent In Second Weekend

Like a Kryptonite mist rolling over the land, the release of <i>Batman v Superman</i> in China has deadened the country’s theaters, driving away moviegoers and contributing to the demise of what should have been a hale and hearty QingMing Festival holiday box office weekend.<p>The superhero pic’s not so super …

Comic Books

What You Need to Know About the Sugar Shortage

El Niño has created international drought; demand now exceeds supply.<p>It's a bitter pill to swallow, but we've been living in sugar heaven for the …

The Maker of M&Ms and Snickers Is Adding GMO Labels to its Products

Candy maker Mars (mars) is the latest food company to add labeling to its products that alert consumers to the presence of genetically modified …

Last-Ditch Antibiotic Resistance: What Is The Role Of Food?

As concern for Zika virus ramped up in January, the recent and sudden recognition that last-ditch antibiotic resistance is moving across the globe has all but vanished from the news.<p>But it’s about to become important again. Two letters published in <i>Lancet Infectious Diseases</i>, the journal that has …

Microbiology

What an elephant’s tooth teaches us about evolution

Long ago, perhaps even before the celebrated mists of time, there was a great family of animals that lived in Africa. The story starts some 10 million years ago and then the family grew and spread out. Around three million years ago, a branch of it spilled into Europe and Asia. As the animals moved …

Behavior

8 Food Blog Links We Love

We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.<p>This week: Delicious holiday treats to keep up your cookie craze (and use up all that eggnog you've been stashing).<p><i></i> <i></i><p>A delicious way to use up those …

Eggnog

Casinos could see guitar-playing, car-racing, card-grabbing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Consider them the concept cars of casinos.<p>Whether it's shooting down enemy planes, strumming a guitar-shaped controller to hit the …

Casinos

The 51 most commonly misused words and phrases - do you get these wrong?

A linguist has pointed out the most common mistakes we make while using the English language<p>It's surprising how many mistakes people make when they use the English language.<p>A linguist from Harvard University is here to help - he has created a list of the words we misuse the most.<p>In his latest book, …

Linguistics