Good food puts bees in good mood

Biologists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that after bumblebees drink a small droplet of really sweet sugar water, they behave like they are in a positive emotion-like state. We all know what it’s like to taste our favourite food and instantly feel good about the world but the same phenomenon may happen in bumblebees. Biologists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that after bumblebees drink a small droplet of really sweet sugar water, they behave like they are in a positive emotion-like state….

Read More

Finally! A good reason to take pictures of your food

Tracking what you eat can be a tedious practice. Food-tracking apps like MyFitnessPal and Lose It have made it slightly more enjoyable by allowing users to scan food bar codes using their smartphones, but it’s still a slow process. A new feature from Lose It may change this and actually make food tracking more enjoyable. The feature, called Snap It, lets you take a picture to log your food, rather than having to scan a bar code. Lose It describes it as the first-ever food-photo tracking and analysis feature on…

Read More

Good News! No More Water Cuts In Pune

PUNE:  Owing to good rainfall in the catchment areas of dams in the recent days, the district administration today announced the withdrawal of water cuts in Pune city. From Monday onward, the city, which has been getting water on alternate days for the last one year, will receive water daily. “Water level in all four dams has gone considerably up. Since water level is satisfactory in all the dams, we have decided to withdraw the water cuts and from Monday the city will receive water on daily basis,” said Girish…

Read More

The US Supreme Court’s Secret to Civility? Lots of Good Food and Wine

            The scales of justice might not be the only ones getting a workout at the highest court in the land. At a Smithsonian-led discussion on Wednesday night about the Supreme Court’s food culture, two justices revealed that the institution’s civility is fed by a veritable buffet of shared meals, from casual lunches to elaborate dinners. Here’s how birthday lunches go when the court is in session, per Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “The chief brings in wine and we toast the birthday boy or girl,”…

Read More