Joseph Bennington-Castro
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2/11/14
9:07 PM
5

Suzuki says. "People think obesity is a bad thing, but maybe it's not a bad thing in terms of human evolution and natural populations. It could be a good thing if you live in a cold place and need more fat to survive." Read more

1/30/14
9:17 PM
2

Excellent! Articles like this is why love io9. Let's hope Carly can continue to illustrate her enthomologic endevors all the while using comics a serious medium of dissemination of scientific information to specialist and general audiences alike. As opposed to other people in the Past...

1/8/14
1:49 PM
3

I fucking love you and will be slipping him steak pies subtly laced with delicious mushrooms.

1/8/14
1:01 PM
2

Couldn't we use this to condition people to eat healthier theoretically? If we let people eat some unhealthy but tasty foods (cookies for everyone!) but put something into them that would ensure we would have a bad reaction but not be life threatening. Do this a couple of times and could potentially condition Read more

1/8/14
10:50 AM
2

The best is the quinine response, you should write a follow up article about this. Read more

1/8/14
10:46 AM
1

As a picky eater, my life history agrees with the report. I was an extremely fussy, unhappy baby that cried a lot. When I was about 1 year old, my parents had me tested for food allergies and discovered that I was allergic to many foods, like tomatoes, carrots, etc. which are in lots of baby foods. Eliminating those Read more

1/8/14
10:40 AM
4

Regarding cancer patients developing taste aversions, I remember hearing somewhere that some doctors give a very specific food item — I think the example given was a pineapple Lifesaver — to people who are about to receive a chemo treatment, so that they develop an aversion to that easily-avoided item, instead of Read more

1/3/14
8:42 PM
3

Very cool! We had David Hughes on our podcast recently, talking about zombie ants and his work with the makers of 'The Last of Us' and 'World War Z', if you're interested then you can check it out here:

12/25/13
2:32 AM
1

After many years of keeping and observing bees, I'm inclined to believe that all workers can lay eggs that develop into drones, and they seem to do so when a queen is getting old and not laying enough worker (fertile) eggs. She is fertilized only once, and eventually dries up. I'm not sure if the drive to produce Read more

12/24/13
3:04 PM
3

The only rational argument is because one comes from old english, while the other is a transliteration from an indo-aryan language, but really there's no reason.