Have we - the clothes-wearers of Great Britain - let standards slide? In the early 20th century you couldn't possibly leave the house without a hat on. By 2013, it seems, you can wear whatever you feel like, wherever you go. (Like this). (Or this). Jezebel's Laura Beck, who found a Notre Dame class on America's own sartorial downfall, 'A Nation of Slobs', takes aim at lazy dressing in a post for the site today:
The solution to world poverty may have been under our noses all along. The United Nations has issued official advice suggesting that Earth’s inhabitants eat insects to help combat food-insecurity and reduce pollution worldwide.
The deep blue sea is home to many a strange creature - giant squids, fish that look like blobs, and jellyfish that look like UFOs - but now we can add transparent-blooded fish to that list of strange-but-true animals.
Who would have thought it? After millions of pounds in product recalls, nationwide revulsion and an international search for the guilty men, it seems that the horsemeat many of us have been eating inadvertently may be the new health food, according to scientists.
Tim Walker gets to sample delicacies including edible gold flakes and mojito mousse
With a drought on the way, we need to start saving water now. In his bid to go from torrent to trickle, Simon Usborne dries out
A Dutch scientist has made 'meat' from stem cells – and wants Heston Blumenthal to cook the first batch. By Steve Connor
A Dutch scientist has created 'meat' from stem cells – and wants Heston Blumenthal to cook the first batch. Steve Connor reports on the ultimate in culinary experimentation
The substances consumed by a professional cyclist usually make headlines for all the wrong reasons, but when America's David Zabriskie pedals away from the starting line of the Tour de France this weekend, he will also be commencing a unique nutritional experiment.
A quick snack that's good for you. An ingredient loved by chefs, yet sold in every corner shop. Nuts are a booming cash crop for farmers across the world. Alice-Azania Jarvis joins the almond army
Hunger tests the willpower of even the most determined dieter but, as Gillian Orr found out, you can lose weight with food that makes you feel fuller for longer
A small tropical fish that normally lives in the River Ganges and is commonly found in pet fish tanks could trigger a revolution in the treatment of heart disease and the end of heart-transplant surgery.
As every dieter knows, losing weight is the simple bit. Keeping it off is the real challenge.
It's almost time to get the mistletoe out again – but there's so much more to this plant than meets the eye, says Samuel Muston
Meat could once again be fed to animals under plans to relax rules introduced to prevent the transmission of BSE more than 20 years after the emergence of "mad cow disease" caused a public health and political crisis.
The most precious liquid in the world is spilled every day on battlefields and in operating theatres. So creating a synthetic version in the lab is more vital than ever, says Roger Dobson