Honest junk food advertisements show you what kind of crap you’re really eating

Honest junk food advertisements show you what kind of crap you’re really eating
By Jess Zimmerman, grist.org

Graph­ic design­er Laura P. cre­at­ed these posters for the nasty ingre­di­ents hid­ing in some of your favorite junk foods. Would Twinkies and hot dogs be as pop­u­lar if these were plas­tered in bus sta­tions and movie the­aters? Well, yeah,…

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Bonobos prefer to share food with strangers

Bonobos prefer to share food with strangers
Karl Bates-Duke, futurity.org

DUKE (US) — For bonobos, building a social network and making new friends are as valuable as food, say researchers. If you opened a pack of gum while standing in line somewhere, would you give a piece to the coworker standing on one side of…

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A Cheeky Guide To Eating Like A Caveman

A Cheeky Guide To Eating Like A Caveman
By Shaunacy Ferro, popsci.com

Corn is a grain, knucklehead.

Keep­ing up with the eat­ing habits of our cave-dwelling ances­tors can be tough. Luck­i­ly some­one has slapped togeth­er a handy flow­chart for you to ref­er­ence if you’ve hopped on the lat­est diet-craze…

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Up to 50 Percent of All Food Produced is Thrown Away

Up to 50 Percent of All Food Produced is Thrown Away
Tafline Laylin, inhabitat.com

Researchers with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) has released their findings that between 30 to 50 percent of all food produced or up to two billion tons is thrown away each year. The UK-based group claims that over-cautious sell by…

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Congeners and cheap booze hangovers

Why Cheap Booze Makes Your Hangover So Horrible
Brent Rose, gizmodo.com

You. You’re out drinking with your friends, matching them round for round. They’re sippin’ fancy whiskey, but you’re saving money, sticking with the well specials. So why is it, halfway through the night, you’re suddenly hit with a brutal headache…

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Bankers realize food speculation is causing global food insecurity

Banks consider quitting food speculation due to role in global hunger
By Brandon Keim, wired.co.uk

Business

Finan­cial giant Bar­clays is con­sid­er­ing an end to food spec­u­la­tion, a con­tro­ver­sial prac­tice linked to sud­den, dan­ger­ous spikes in glob­al food prices.

Rich Ricci, head of Bar­clays’ cor­po­rate and invest­ment bank­ing…

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DIY history digitizes ethnomedical recipe books

DIY History crowdsources the transcription of 17th century cookbooks
By Carren Jao, wired.co.uk

Culture

“We are what we eat,” the old say­ing goes. If so, there’s no bet­ter way to digest cul­ture than to comb through painstak­ing­ly hand­writ­ten cook­books. Now, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa Libraries has made the task expo­nen­tial­ly eas­i…

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DIY history identifies forgotten bio prospecting knowledge

How to make calves’ head soup, and other culinary treats from the past
By Carren Jao, wired.co.uk

Culture

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa Libraries has made the task expo­nen­tial­ly eas­i­er with the launch of DIY His­to­ry, a crowd­sourc­ing ini­tia­tive that allows vol­un­teers to tran­scribe the Sza­th­mary Culi­nary Archives, cen­turies’ wort…

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Popcorn: turn video into a computable medium

Popcorn: Content Creation that Tastes Good
iqagency.com

A new type of video content creation.

This post is about a brand new dig­i­tal tech­nol­o­gy for video called Pop­corn. It’s one of a num­ber of tech­nol­o­gy led efforts to broad­en what video is capa­ble of, and in a world where soon 90% of da…

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The relationship between coffee shop density and political party

Coffee shops vs. 2012 election results
ilovecoffee.jp

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