Rhitu Chatterjee appears in the following:
Thursday, March 15, 2018
The discovery suggests an earlier start to the Middle Stone Age in Africa than previously documented. It also offers clues to early social networks and symbolic art by human ancestors.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Scientists have discovered a part of a fossilized human skull that's around 180,000 years old. It is now the oldest human fossil outside Africa.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
President Trump attacked his former adviser Steve Bannon after Bannon criticized the Trump campaign in a new book. Also, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is suing the Justice Department.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
This powerful storm was created by a cold jet stream colliding with warm air over the Atlantic. It is similar to Superstorm Sandy but is likely to cause less damage.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
African-American women are more likely to lose a baby in the first year of life than women of any other race. Scientists think that stress from racism makes their bodies and babies more vulnerable.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Scientists have uncovered the fossil of an ancestral penguin off the east coast of New Zealand. It was one of the earliest known species of penguin and also one of the largest.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Jocko Fajardo grew up in Arizona eating Mexican food. But his go-to comfort dish is a Chinese-American classic with a little Mexican thrown in. He tells us how the dish came to his family.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
When Yasaman Alavi misses Iran, she puts up a pot of rice and adds saffron water and barberries for a Persian twist. The smell of zereshk polow makes her feel as if she's back home.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Also called khichri, the dish goes back centuries and is universally loved across South Asia. It is also considered the ancestor of the British kedgeree and Egyptian koshary.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
It's a dish that Dadisi Olutosin ate as a kid in Atlanta. As an adult he discovered its international roots and came up with a recipe that's true to his mother — and the culinary heritage of collards.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
With many foods in short supply, Soviet bakers had to be creative. And while the U.S.S.R. is gone now, the walnut-shaped oreshki cookie endures. Russian ex-pat Alina Selyukh shows us how to make them.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Like many girls around the world, Wilma Consul had kitchen duty growing up in the Philippines — and resented it. But today making a childhood dish brings back fond family memories.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
How will our diets shift as climate change causes sea-level rise and coastal flooding? Photographer Allie Wist attempts to answer that with pictures of an imagined "post-sea-level-rise dinner party."
Thursday, March 23, 2017
When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
A new study of the dental plaques of three Neanderthals reveals surprising facts about their lives, including what they ate, the diseases that ailed them and how they self-medicated (and smooched).
Monday, February 27, 2017
New research calculates the greenhouse gas emissions involved in making bread, from wheat field to bakery. The vast majority of emissions come from one step in the process: farming.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Finding a job and building a life of their own can be a monumental challenge for people with developmental disabilities. But food work can be a good fit for many of them.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Turkeys aren't native to India. But these days in Kolkata, you can buy a turkey for your Christmas dinner. But cooking a holiday turkey can still send you on a surreal adventure.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
She'd come to the U.S. for grad school. She was lonely and homesick. Then came Thanksgiving.
Saturday, October 08, 2016
The good news: fewer hungry people around the world. The bad news: Increased consumption of processed foods is pushing up global rates of overweight and obesity.