A Tick Bite to Make You Fear Red Meat

Those damn ticks. First it was the deer tick giving us a bacterial infection known as Lyme disease; now there’s a tick that can make us severely allergic to red meat. Are you ticked off yet? This time we can blame the lone star tick, which used to hang out in its namesake state, Texas, and the southeastern U.S. Today, though, it’s spreading to the East Coast and other parts of the country. The tick carries a sugar that human …

Want Fries With That Test Tube Burger?

It’s a burger that cost $330,000 and the nicest thing they could say about it was, “It tastes close to meat.” I used to say that every time I ate in the school cafeteria, but this burger was different: It’s the very first meat grown entirely in a lab. Dutch scientists, bankrolled by Google cofounder Sergey Brim, wanted to come up with a way to make meat for the world’s growing population that didn’t involve the environmentally and economically costly …