Slow Food

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The Food Rush | The Slow Food movement has a seemingly simple mission. They envision “a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.”

Game 7

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Game 7 in the World series. What could be more. Doesn’t matter if it’s your team. You know these teams have clawed their way to a tie. If that doesn’t get you in your seat at game time, you are just not a baseball fan. Colavito? The billy goat? One of them is going down […]

Bridge Book Update

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The bridge book – otherwise known as The Science of Bridges – Stunning Successes and Fantastic Failures of Spanning Structures – is nearing completion! You will know when it’s been submitted because there will be a huge fireworks display from down around Bethesda!  

Insects as Animal Feed

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The Food Rush | It’s likely you dismiss insects as a nuisance. It’s also likely you don’t view them first and foremost as a source of protein for humans, let alone as a key ingredient in animal feed. Because of this, you may be surprised to learn there is currently a movement championing the use of insects for animal feed.

The Impossible Burger!

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The Food Rush | Those seeking a plant-based alternative to their favourite burger have been largely unimpressed by the products that have come to market. These alternatives, while excellent as plant-based products go, have just not compared to the experience of tucking into a juicy burger.

Bring on the Olympic Swag

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OLYMPIC.ORG | In time-honoured tradition, collectors and sports fans keen to get their hands on mementoes from the first ever Olympic Games to take place in South America have no shortage of specially designed memorabilia to choose from.

Do the Right Thing!

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CNN | Next month will mark 15 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but thousands of people across the country continue to feel its effects on their health.

Thailand: Jatupat Boonphatthararaksa

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Human Rights Watch | Police arrested Jatupat, 25, a prominent activist from the New Democracy Movement (NDM), as he was distributing publications criticizing the ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) junta and urging voters in Chaiyaphum province to reject the proposed constitution.

Five Things to Know about Food Deserts

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The Food Rush | Food deserts are areas in which residents do not have ready access to fresh produce and a variety of healthy foods. They are often in low-income urban areas that are not attractive locations for the supermarkets and specialty stores many of us visit on a regular basis.

Seriously?

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I enjoy a good technological innovation as much as the next guy. But delivery droids that look like coolers on wheels? Being tested in DC? Seriously?

YA Book Review: Air

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AIR, by Ryan Gattis, is one of the best books I’ve read all year. Grey is a guy who loves to get air – to ride his bicycle as fast as possible before taking off of a ramp or other stable structure and doing flips or other risky stunts. He doesn’t do this to be […]

A Win for the Honeybees!

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Finally. There’s some good news for the little guy. In this instance, the little guy happens to be the lowly honeybee. A.k.a. The pollinators that are essential to crops around the world. The very pollinators that make it possible for us to have almonds in our cereal and melons at our cookouts. The die-off of […]