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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:23:00 -0400A Silicon Valley startup wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:48:00 -0400Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries — with culturally specific adaptations. The U.S., for instance, gets shorter noodles, because Americans don't slurp them up like the Japanese.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:17:00 -0400An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:00:28 -0400Modeled after community gardens, the sweet setups allow beekeepers to maintain hives in public spaces. Beekeepers harvest not just honey but the collective knowledge of their colleagues.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:38:00 -0400Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now encouraged at some upscale urban restaurants catering to wealthy young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:40:00 -0400As we mourn the golf great, we acknowledge another contribution he made to our culture: the tasty and refreshing iced tea and lemonade beverage that carries his name.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:26:00 -0400As craft brewers try to make their brews stand out in an increasingly crowded field, they're driving the expansion of a singular business: custom-made beer taps.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:58:00 -0400Greg Kelly wanted out of corporate America for a lifestyle better suited to raising a family. So he and his wife launched Alabama's only sheep dairy. "We feel like we're really living now," she says.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:35:00 -0400As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:51:00 -0400The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR's Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn't fit with the counterculture.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:50:00 -0400Scientists have discovered a soil microbe with a gene that kills the corn rootworm, an insect that farmers spend $1 billion each year trying to control.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:32:00 -0400First American Fried Chicken, owned by the family of the suspect in the Manhattan bombings, is the latest eatery to see reviews plummet based on more than food. Some attacks can cross into real life.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:12:00 -0400All that holiday grubbing does indeed pack on the pounds. How much? Researchers tracked the weights of 3,000 people in Germany, Japan and the U.S. and found a weight spike after every major holiday.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:58:00 -0400A Yale historian's new book explores America's changing tastes, and what they say about our culture — from class mobility to civil rights to women's changing status.