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The taste of yesteryear

What foodstuffs taste the same today as they did millenia ago? [more inside]
posted by 5imon on May 24, 2012 - 32 answers

Who is out there pushing the limits of plant and animal artificial selection/domestication/bioengineering?

Who is out there pushing the whimsical/impractical limits of plant and animal artificial selection/domestication/bioengineering? Since reading about Belyaev's domesticated foxes, I'm curious to know about other ambitious programs where the desired end-product is less "stepwise cosmetic refinement" and more "3-foot-tall playful house-giraffe." [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Jun 28, 2010 - 11 answers

If the caveman diet is sound, should, er, people from the savanna eat differently?

I'm interested in knowing more about the caveman diet, and the logic behind it. Does the reasoning behind this diet dictate that the modern Korean should eat differently from the modern Englishman? But maybe more importantly, is the reasoning indeed sound? Or is it pseudo-science? Is this really what evolutionary biology would suggest? If so, how much of it should really dictate what a modern human, Korean or English or otherwise, should or shouldn't eat?
posted by Busoni on Apr 28, 2009 - 17 answers

What is the closest thing that animals have to cooking?

What is the closest thing that other animals have to cooking? [more inside]
posted by white light on Mar 22, 2008 - 27 answers

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