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From Campfire to Haute Cuisine: How Food and Flavor Drove Human Evolution

"We owe our existence and our humanity to taste," says author John McQuaid.<p>Taste is often dismissed as the most primitive of the senses. But new research reveals it is in many ways the most subtle and complex of them all.<p>Reporting from kitchens, farms, restaurants, and science labs, Pulitzer …

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Forever (Giorgio Moroder Remix)

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Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac arouses debate as a 'really bad porn movie'

Two years after being expelled from the Cannes film festival after joking he was a Nazi, Lars von Trier is back with a bang – or rather a series of them. The Danish director's latest production contains scenes of oral sex, anal sex and threesomes, together with an extended montage of penis types. …

Your Fat Has a Brain. Seriously. And It's Trying to Kill You.

Phil Bruno was super-sizing again. It was just past 5:30 on a spring evening in 2004, and he was driving home from work. He pulled into a White Castle, one of many fast-food outlets lining Route 100 in his hometown of Manchester, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. He was only a mile from his house, …

31 Awesome Dips for Football Noshing

31 dip recipes, from guacamole to salsa to hummus, that are good for serving at football parties.<p>Dips are the best thing to serve at a football party (other than wings). Here's why:<p>They require one hand. (This is important: This means a beer can remain in your other hand at all times.)<p>You can …

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61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

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Pandemic Survival: It's Why You're Alive | Book Review

Did you know that one in four people alive today have a positive skin test for tuberculosis? Or that you can die from cholera in just two hours? And did you know that the original name for penicillin was "mould juice"? These are just a few of the interesting titbits that you will learn in Ann …

13 Hacks to Improve Your Google Search

Even the king of all search engines can be throttled up with a few simple tricks.<p>Ever since the Internet's dozens of Web crawlers (AltaVista, …

When Choirs Sing, Many Hearts Beat As One

We open our hymnals to Hymn 379, and we begin to sing. "God is Love, let heav'n adore him / God is Love, let earth rejoice ..."<p>Lifting voices together in praise can be a transcendent experience, unifying a congregation in a way that is somehow both fervent and soothing. But is there actually a …

Mapping children's chances

A Californian university has produced maps comparing how family-friendly countries are around the world

Be honest… Do you wash your hands after you go to the toilet?

Warm water. Squidgy soap. A handryer. They are not the scariest things in the world. So why then are so many of us frightened of them?<p>Come on, tell …