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Nomadic divers evolve larger spleens to stay underwater for 13 minutes, scientists find

A tribe of nomadic divers has evolved larger spleens to allow them to catch fish more than 200 feet underwater, scientists have discovered. For more than 1,000 years the Bajau population of Indonesia, has travelled the southeast Asian seas in … Continue reading

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Restaurants are cooking your steak wrong on purpose

While getting an underdone steak has been a possibility for decades, what’s really given the phenomenon traction is that chefs are under bottom-line pressure to reduce throwaways that occur when customers say a steak is too well-done. An under-cooked steak, … Continue reading

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U.S. Corn Shipments Soar to a Record Amid Trade Concern, Drought

U.S. corn exports jumped to the highest in at least 23 years amid adverse crop weather in the Americas and the threat of Chinese trade tariffs. A persistent drought in Argentina has cut grain output, and dry weather into May … Continue reading

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Why Ziploc bags are perfectly safe for sous vide cooking

Will they melt? Well, yeah, if you subject them to high temperatures. Polyethylene plastic, which is typically used to make these bags, will start to soften at about 195 degrees Fahrenheit (90.6 degrees Celsius). If you put them in boiling … Continue reading

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Coffee Drinkers, Don’t Fret Over California Cancer Warning | Nanny State Abuse of Power

Rodents fed massive amounts of acrylamide do develop cancer. This is an “acceptable and appropriate” way to determine a carcinogenic effect, said J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, the American Cancer Society’s deputy chief medical officer. But anything – including water and oxygen … Continue reading

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YouTube shooter self-described as ‘vegan bodybuilder,’

Aghdam described herself as a “vegan bodybuilder and animal rights activist” promoting a “healthy and humane lifestyle.” Her pages were littered with strange workout videos, vegan cooking tutorials mixed with graphic animal abuse videos. via YouTube shooter self-described as ‘vegan … Continue reading

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Pasta Doesn’t Contribute To Weight Gain, Research Review Says | Balance & Moderation Please

“The study found that pasta didn’t contribute to weight gain or increase in body fat,” Dr. John Sievenpiper, a clinician scientist with the hospital’s Clinical Nutrition and Risk Modification Center and lead author of the study, said in a press … Continue reading

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