First it was cadavers. Then it was ghosts, and then sex. Now, unwitting science journalist and author Mary Roach is tackling food and all the weird stuff our bodies do when we eat it. Roach's new book, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, comes out April 1, and she'll be stopping by St. Louis ... More >>
After James Holmes allegedly murdered 12 people in an Aurora movie theater, it didn't take long for authorities to trace his arsenal back to the original sellers. That included items purchased online from Chesterfield-based Tactical Gear. The company's owners have been criticized for selling Holmes ... More >>
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species vote against a fishing ban that might save the endangered bluefin tuna. (The Atlantic) The latest in hipster dining? Food stamps. Perfect for the poor graduate student who doesn't want to do the "living on ramen thing". (Salon.com) ... More >>
A look at the industrial methods to make meat safer. Urinating on the steaks isn't mentioned. (Chicago Tribune, Canton Rep)A-B InBev and unions reach agreement in Belgian brewery strikes. (Wall Street Journal)New generation of winery ends, turns to vegetable production. (New York Times)A e ... More >>
Study shows genetically-modified corn linked to organ failure, but does a conflict of interest cripple the study? (Huffingtonpost.com, Daily RFT)In praise of salt. (Salon.com)Canadian officials pushing seal meat in China. (National Post)U.K. school kids who bring their lunch don't meet gov ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/brj_bringin_the_shit_up_in_here_bitchesThe Lady Byng Memorial Trophy would look swell on Unreal's desk, n'est-ce pas?Unreal thinks we are just as worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize as President Obama. We have just as frequently expressed our support for world peace, though it's tru ... More >>
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