Good Day, Bad Day
Familiar tastes, value judgments
OOD DAY FOR: Familiar tastes, after the FDA concluded that meat and milk products from healthy cloned animals and their offspring are as safe as those from normal animals. The conclusion clears the last hurdle for products from cloned cattle, pigs, and goats to be sold in the U.S., probably in a few years. (The Washington Post, free registration)
BAD DAY FOR: Value judgments, as California scientists have found that people enjoy a bottle of wine marked at $90 more than the same bottle priced at $10. “Even more intriguingly,” the researchers said, “changing the price at which an energy drink is purchased can influence the ability to solve puzzles.” (CNet News)
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
MOST POPULAR ON THE WEEK
- If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do?
- 31 TV shows to watch in 2014
- There's a number of reasons the grammar of this headline could infuriate you
- He said he was leaving. She ignored him.
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- How to be more satisfied with your life, according to science
- How to flirt, according to science
- 7 ways to quickly become a master at anything
- The Warren Buffett formula: How you can get smarter
- Everything you need to know about the Venezuelan protests
Subscribe to the Week