Amblyomma americanum, the “Lone Star tick,” is turning all kinds of people across the U.S. South from typical human omnivores to born-again vegetarians without their knowledge or consent. How can such a little arachnid cause such …
Psychology students know B.F. Skinner’s work as an example of what “not to do.” But his ideas are making a comeback, thanks to technology.
Several recent studies suggest that foods full of fat and sugar are addictive. Are they physically addictive? Or just mentally?
Deep fried tempura, pan fried chicken, potato chips. That satisfying sound of crunching on raw carrots or the snap of a celery stalk. Why do we love foods that crackle? Anthropologist John Allen examines the …
Slime, scum, Spirogyra: the next big thing in your diet?
Our staff of life isn’t supporting us as well as it used to – what happened?
Eating soap? Vomiting after lunch? Arsenic pills? Today’s fad diets are strange – but they pale in comparison to those from ages past.