Easy-Bake Oven

You’ve almost certainly seen the news story about 13-year-old McKenna Pope and her petition at change.org asking Hasbro, maker of the iconic Easy-Bake Oven, to provide a gender-neutral version of the toy. She says the toy repels boys because it comes only in “girl colours”.

Running with the Bulls - Pamplona

The current leading theory purporting to explain why people like spicy foods would have us believe that we love to hurt ourselves. Really. But researchers at Pen State University are taking a more positive approach…

It all started this past August when Pizza Hut Canada started talking about a then-hypothetical “Pizza Perfume” on its Facebook page. Thousands of Pizza Hut Facebook Friends “Liked” the idea and it went viral … in a stealthy sort of way.

Guy Fieri

Maybe I’m giving Guy Fieri, self-proclaimed Cali(fornia) Kid, culinary wiz and diner diver, too much credit. But I think there may be more to the recent publicity fracas about his new NYC restaurant than meets the eye.

Detailed computer models produced jointly by Scientists at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew (UK) and in Ethiopia, where coffee is a leading export, show that 70 per cent or more of the world’s coffee plants could be gone by 2080.