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Is There a Scientific Explanation for the Impulse to Picnic?

Do we all stand around barbecues out of some innate craving for seared meat in a cave?

Picnics were once fashionable social events, where guests brought elaborate potluck dishes to share. In the mid-19th century, they spawned a sub-genre of American landscape painting: the "picnic pastoral." They've since evolved into informal meals eaten outside and they're a sure sign of summer.

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Why Broccoli Tastes Bad and What We Should Do About It

Since education alone isn't making for healthier diets, why not reengineer vegetables to taste better to all of us?

Everyone eats. And yet we all have different likes and dislikes. While we adapted as a species to seek certain foods out of biological necessity, our tastes are hardly uniform. Why do some people like brussel sprouts and broccoli? Certainly, genes, experience, and cultural norms play a role. So do our tongues, which are not created equal.

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