Food & Travel
The world’s tastes and treasures.
Hefty Mexico wants to slim down. Does Mayor Bloomberg have the answer?
Latin America's heavyweight champ is poised to add a 5 percent tax on junk food and soft drinks, and it has New York City's mayor to thank — or to blame.
Tourists from these 10 countries are most likely to steal stuff
You like those hand towels? Some people take them home.
1 in 3 Chinese travelers admits to stealing furniture from hotels: survey
Clocks, lamps, paintings... According to a traveler survey, if it fits in a suitcase, it's fair game.
Want better sperm? Eat less bacon and more fish, study says
A study presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine this week links processed meat intake to poorer sperm quality, and fish to better semen quality.
What do they put in Oreo cookies anyway, crack? No, but funny you ask...
Connecticut College researchers discover lab rats prefer Oreo cookies as much as hard drugs; call fatty, sugary snackfoods as addictive as cocaine.
Tough times for fish and chips
Amid fast food competitors, Britain’s original takeaway carries on.
The world's greatest imaginary animals
Every country has one. Just about every lake has one. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of unverified animals.
World Food Day: 12 meals you can buy for $1
A bag of chips? A meal for two? In honor of World Food Day, here are some of the foods that you can buy with #1dollar.
Three Americans try to get Germans to drink ... beer
Forget Pilsner. US entrepreneurs are pioneering microbrewing in the world's toughest beer market.
George Clooney wants you to drink this coffee
Can war-torn South Sudan rebuild its economy, bean by bean? Coffee industry insiders think so.
Things rich people do: have 'receipt wars'
Two Russian millionaires battle it out to see who can spend more at a night club in London.
Koalas are getting pretty hot (PHOTOS)
So hot, in fact, that they are accosting humans and begging for water.
Spanish band Delorean falls victim to 'virtual kidnapping' in Mexico
'The death threats were absolutely real,' Spanish indie band said reportedly after ransom calls were made to their relatives in Spain.
From the Dept. of Love Stinks: Broken hearts, on exhibit
A museum of old relationships in Croatia describes the universal human condition.
The language of dumplings is universal
Who doesn't like a tiny present wrapped in dough?
Blood sugar: Oxfam accuses Coke and Pepsi of fueling land grabs
The soft drink giants agree to look into allegations that farmers were displaced in Cambodia.
6 ways the government shutdown saves taxpayers money
When the government isn't shutdown, certain House reps spend $2,500 at Qdoba in a 3-month period.
Oktoberfest revellers guzzle more beer than fills 2 Olympic pools
They also lost 4,200 personal items, including more than 1,000 passports, 520 wallets, 400 sets of keys, 50 cameras, two wedding rings and one Segway.
The last days of Kenya's 'Lunatic Line'
The soon-to-be-retired railway opened up the East African interior a century ago, connecting it to the coast, the port and the world.
Serena Williams' struggle in the China Open round of 16 (PHOTOS)
Exclusive photo essay: The US women's tennis star faced tough competition from Russia's Maria Kirilenko, but ultimately prevailed.
Travel warnings after 3 killed in mob attack on Madagascar island
Two Europeans and a local man were attacked by a furious mob that reportedly suspected them of organ trafficking.
Can Tex-Mex and Buffalo wings make it big in Africa?
As foreign interest in Africa’s emerging middle class continues to grow, a more diverse range of companies are seeking a toehold on the continent.
Rouhani considering resuming direct flights between Iran and the US
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has asked aviation officials to look into resuming direct flights between Iran and the United States.
Tour de North Korea
In a rare event, Western cyclists race through the hermit kingdom.
Cannabis for Kreuzberg: A new Berlin Wall made of pot?
A proposal to legalize marijuana in a Berlin park is polarizing one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods.
People waiting in lines for things (PHOTOS)
Lots of people are waiting in lines for iPhones today. Here are some other reasons to wait in lines.
Looking at a big duck changes your brain
So says Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, whose giant duck sculpture has arrived in Taiwan.
In Sweden, it’s now ‘OK’ to masturbate in public
A Swedish court acquitted a man for masturbating on a Stockholm beach because he was not 'pleasuring himself towards a specific person.'
Thank goodness it's Goat Week!
For obvious reasons.
In Germany, clothing is often optional
Getting to the bottom of the country's love of nudity.
Food waste is the third-biggest carbon emitter in the world, UN says
Another reason to finish your food – or buy less of it.