Last night's Horizon (BBC2) pitted the two best food types against each other in "Sugar vs Fat", a battle which – as I flounce towards a chubby middle age – I'm calling as a score draw. They're both brilliant.
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Saturday 03 August 2013
Reviving the super-optimistic music of the 1980s has usually been the province of marginal indie types (Passion Pit), novelty oddballs (Maarty Broekman) or both (Andrew WK).
Sunday 28 July 2013
The mid-twenties London duo of Aluna Francis and George Reid met at a house party, got themselves hyped onto the January ones-to-watch lists, but properly broke big with their guest spot on Disclosure's deep-house revival smash "White Noise", and followed that with their own attitude-packed "Attracting Flies" (as in "everything you exhale is..."), one of the year's great put-down songs. Their debut album doesn't so much fulfil that promise as miraculously over-deliver.
Friday 26 July 2013
While acknowledging that there must be omissions when the two sets of the Stones' Hyde Park shows are condensed down into one manageable download album package, I'm frustrated that so many of my favourites have been cut in favour of a more populist sequence. But there's no denying the power of a set stuffed with riffs like “Honky Tonk Women”, “Brown Sugar” and “Jumpin' Jack Flash”, played with that inimitable loose/tight dialectic that characterises the Stones at their best. And it's worth it for “Paint It Black” alone.
Saturday 20 July 2013
Tuesday 25 June 2013
Family rivalry is all very well, but perhaps not if you blatantly upstage the head honcho. After Libertarian ran such a fine second in the Derby, he was headhunted by Sheikh Mohammed to run for his Godolphin operation and is second favourite for Saturday's Irish version of the Classic. Today, though, Mohammed's cousin and namesake (their respective fathers, Rashid and Khalifa, were brothers) recruited another of the fancied runners in the Curragh contest, Sugar Boy, to his own string.
Monday 10 June 2013
Saturday 08 June 2013
Friday 24 May 2013
German cockroaches evolved to avoid glucose-based baits in household bug killers
Sunday 14 April 2013
O'Brien admits time running out for winter favourite but is pleased by Ballysax victor
Thursday 11 April 2013
A criminal investigation has begun into the death of a woman at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said today.
Thursday 07 March 2013
Sugar will be replaced with Stevia as part of Coca-Cola's anti-obesity drive
Sunday 24 February 2013
It's hard to believe this is Marr's first solo album, perhaps because he's played with so many bands since sealing his signature, chiming guitar sound with The Smiths.
Monday 07 January 2013
A new study reveals that being overweight can extend life rather than shorten it
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.
Sunday 30 December 2012
Pakistani authorities are investigating allegations that cough syrup has killed 33 people over the past three days, a government official said, the second time in recent months medicine is suspected of causing multiple deaths.
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