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Diet Soda Might Still Contribute to Diabetes, Rat Study Suggests Diet Soda Might Still Contribute to Diabetes, Rat Study Suggests

For as long as artificial sweeteners have existed, people have been warned about their supposed health risks such as cancer and multiple sclerosis. But while these claims are routinely debunked as nothing more than junk science, some research—including a new study presented this week at the annual Experimental Biology…

CDC: Throw Your Romaine Lettuce in the Trash Right Now CDC: Throw Your Romaine Lettuce in the Trash Right Now

On this most blessed of days, the Centers for Disease and Prevention is telling everyone to stay the hell away from a different sort of green, one that might cause you to have bloody diarrhea and vomiting for days on end: romaine lettuce.

E Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Now in 16 States, Over 50 People Sickened E Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Now in 16 States, Over 50 People Sickened

It’s shaping to be one of the most convenient excuses to avoid ordering a salad yet: An outbreak of Escherichia coli linked to chopped romaine lettuce has now spread to 16 states and sickened over 50 people since mid-March, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Watch This Guy Try To Eat 117-Year-Old Beef From an Army Ration

With millions of people uploading thousands of hours of video every day, your content needs to be pretty unique if you want to stand out on YouTube. For Steve1989MREInfo, that involves filming himself eating old army rations—extremely old army rations—and subjecting his intestines to century-old torture.

Over 200 Million Eggs Recalled as 22 People Are Sickened by Salmonella Over 200 Million Eggs Recalled as 22 People Are Sickened by Salmonella

Over 200 million eggs were recalled this weekend—all thanks to a nasty Salmonella bug that’s already sickened at least 22 people.

E. Coli Outbreak in 11 States Now Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak in 11 States Now Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

An initially mysterious outbreak of Escherichia coli has spread to at least 11 states since mid-March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. But the good news is that we’ve finally uncovered the source—the bland boy band of vegetables, romaine lettuce.

Good News, You Will Soon Be Able to Disrupt Eating Actual Food By Buying Soylent At Walmart Good News, You Will Soon Be Able to Disrupt Eating Actual Food By Buying Soylent At Walmart

Soylent, the powder-based “food product” slash “meal replacement” that became all the rage for joyless Silicon Valley employees in recent years, will soon be offered in Walmart stores across the US.

Pasta Is Not a Magical Weight Loss Food, Despite Recent Studies Pasta Is Not a Magical Weight Loss Food, Despite Recent Studies

If there’s a study that shows pasta in a good light, it’s hard to ignore. Everybody loves pasta, right? I do. Chances are you do, too. Barilla, maker of pasta, definitely does.

Everything We Can Learn About Solo: A Star Wars Story From
Its Denny's Menu Everything We Can Learn About Solo: A Star Wars Story From Its Denny's Menu

Fans (and more than a few fan sites) have been so desperate for information about Solo: A Star Wars Story and that they’ve been reading clues into just about anything. But what if they’re right?! This week marked the start of Denny’s limited menu of Solo-“inspired” items, so we investigated (and ate) them to see what…

This Silly Denny's Commercial Is Secretly a Solo Movie Preview This Silly Denny's Commercial Is Secretly a Solo Movie Preview

Denny’s just released a TV spot for its tie-in with Solo: A Star Wars Story, and in a way, it’s a preview of the movie itself.

The USDA Just Gave the Green Light to CRISPR'd Food The USDA Just Gave the Green Light to CRISPR'd Food

For nearly two years now, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been quietly giving the go-ahead to a handful of crops that have been genetically engineered using CRISPR. Editing the DNA of people and animals may be controversial, but when it comes to plants, the agency has taken the stance that as long as the…

Many Restaurant Meals Come With a Side of Hormone-Disrupting Phthalates Many Restaurant Meals Come With a Side of Hormone-Disrupting Phthalates

The more you dine out, the more you’re getting exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals known as phthalates, suggests a new study published Wednesday in the journal Environment International.

Parents Are Still Reluctant to Give Peanuts to Infants, Despite New Guidelines Parents Are Still Reluctant to Give Peanuts to Infants, Despite New Guidelines

Early last year, in a colossal U-turn, the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) issued updated clinical guidelines advising parents to feed peanuts to infants at an early age to prevent the onset of dangerous allergies. More than a year later, parents—who for years were warned to do the…

I Can't Wait to Give Everyone a $55 Lickable Lollipop Version of My Face

It takes a healthy amount of vanity to gift someone a portrait of yourself, but a life-size, lickable, lollipop version of your face? That would require something closer to full-blown narcissism—or a private, long-running in-joke I never want to be a part of.

Report Finds Microplastic in 93% of Bottled Water Tested, But Don't Freak Out Yet Report Finds Microplastic in 93% of Bottled Water Tested, But Don't Freak Out Yet

Testing of 259 plastic water bottles from nine counties revealed microplastic particles in water from 242 of the bottles, according to a new report. The test has prompted the World Health Organization to review the issue, though there is no firm evidence that the presence of microplastics would make bottled water…

Gratuitous Fruit-on-Fruit Violence in Slow Motion Is Like an Edible Fireworks Show

A real fireworks show requires trained professionals to handle the explosive materials, and a location that’s safe for fiery debris to rain down onto. But as The Slow Mo Guys discovered, you can get a similarly satisfying explosive experience with a high-speed camera and a couple of fruit-blasting cannons.

Omega-3s Aren’t So Great For Your Heart After All

Omega-3s were supposed to protect us all from heart disease and other health problems, but it’s taken some time for the evidence to catch up with the hype around these supplements. Based on a large and important study published earlier this year in JAMA Cardiology, that evidence is here: fish oil or omega-3…

This Super-Sharp Knife Made From Pasta Probably Cuts Better Than It Tastes

Any kitchen innovation that reduces the number of dishes you have to clean is always welcome, and that’s exactly why we love this functional knife made from dried pasta. Not only can it be used to slice up tomatoes for a sauce, it can also be boiled and eaten as the main course.

What Those Cornell Pizza Studies Teach Us About Bad Science What Those Cornell Pizza Studies Teach Us About Bad Science

Sloppy statistics and research misconduct are nothing new, but it’s rare to get a clear picture of exactly how questionable data gets turned into clicky headlines. We have that now with the latest reporting on Cornell food scientist Brian Wansink, and it’s worth taking a minute to look at what’s exactly so wrong about…

I Learned the Nerdy Cooking Secrets of Modernist Chefs—And You Can Too I Learned the Nerdy Cooking Secrets of Modernist Chefs—And You Can Too

You can cook food worthy of five-star restaurants, even if you’re the most inexperienced cook. You just need to throw a bit of money at your kitchen. It will be wasteful. It will be expensive as hell. But it will taste incredible. I know this because I tried it. I lived the Modernist Cuisine lifestyle.

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