By William Kremer BBC World Service 5 October 2015 For thousands of years, humans have taken a masochistic pleasure from adding chilli to their food. Now research indicates that the spice that has undoubtedly made our lives more interesting may also make them longer. There is only one mammal that enthusiastically eats chillies. “Humans come…

Aaron Goldfarb, First We Feast Eating spicy foods is a bit of an art form, a delicate dance in the beauty of the burn. Or is tempting fate with chile-laced snacks more of an athletic feat—a bravura display of willpower, strength, and determination in tackling the heat? (Or just plain ignorance.) Maybe it’s an equal balance of both perspectives:…