It's a real fun NPR story that traces the changes in mankind's diet over the era's - such as the change 10K years ago to farming and the more recent change to processed sugar and such for the last 160 years or so. Here's the original and harder to decipher link with graphs at Nature.Com.
Great Science Reads - The AnomalyMan Listing
Hey, did you read about the `nearby' star (190 light years) is about the SAME AGE as the UNIVERSE? Some trippy stuff is in this article about the whole process of estimating the age of the universe too. Indeed, while within the + or - range, the star `reads' as being Older Than The Universe. It took Hubble images to work out these new numbers BTW.
And, today's intellectual `paranormal' read is brought to you by one of my favorite thinkers - D. B. Donlan - careful, you could easily spend an hour at his blog.