8/20/2013 8:59 AM
| ELIZA BARCLAY
Ask about the foods that have conquered the world and you're likely to hear about Coca-Cola and McDonald's Big Macs.
But the most successful industrial food ever produced flies far under the radar. And it has finally been outed by three anthropologists in a fascinating new book, The Noodle Narratives, which analyzes the precipitous rise – or "brilliant career," as the authors say — of instant ramen, from its birth in postwar Japan to its sales of just over 100 billion servings worldwide in 2012.
8/18/2013 8:40 AM
| Scott Neuman
Scotland Yard says it is "assessing [the] relevance and credibility" of new information relating to the 1997 death of Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed in a Paris car crash.
The Metropolitan Police would not say what the information entailed or where it came from, but that it was "not a re-investigation" of the case.
8/12/2013 8:20 AM
| KRISHNADEV CALAMUR
India unveiled its first locally built aicraft carrier, the INS Vikrant, on Monday.
Here's what the ship looks like:
8/10/2013 10:39 AM
| MAUREEN PAO
Activists around the world are trumpeting a call to "Dump Russian Vodka" — Stolichnaya, in particular — a protest against the implementation of several anti-gay laws in Russia, the latest in a marked surge in anti-gay sentiment and violence in the country.