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mebernstein
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The Food Court: Chewing the fat over good red wine

What would you say if someone told you that one of the best things you could eat with a nice glass of certain red wines would be a fatty burger?

It wouldn’t hurt to try it with filet mignon, either, but there is something special about that burger that wi

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KatieCottingham
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Flowers & Power: Flexible sensors on leaves and bugs detect environmental conditions, toxic gas

The nerve gas sarin was released on several subway lines in Tokyo in 1995 in a terrorist attack. Thirteen people died, and many more had severe injuries. But while such an incident is going on, how do you determine what’s happening and what might be in th

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mebernstein
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The Food Court: In search of an even better breed of strawberries

For a strawberry-lover there’s nothing better than picking that sweet, dark red piece of fruit right off the bush and popping it into your mouth. Well, maybe strawberries and cream would be nice, too. And then there’s strawberry jam slathered on a nice pi

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Flowers & Power: Natural, renewable nanomaterial can potentially cause more harm than asbestos

Looking to nature for materials to use in everyday products has its appeal and has spurred earnest research efforts toward this end. The approach seems more healthful than turning to synthetic materials — but nature is not always benign. Luckily, there ar

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Flowers & Power: Rise of nitrous oxide emissions endangers climate and ozone efforts

While climate change discussions focus largely on carbon dioxide, emissions of the third-most important greenhouse gas is rising dramatically in China. And not only does this gas, nitrous oxide (N2O), contribute to the greenhouse effect, but it also threa

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KatieCottingham
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Flowers & Power: Student finds promising material for ‘green’ energy

Warmer temperatures are finally upon us here on the East Coast, prompting many of us to get outside into the sunlight and play. To Bruce Parkinson and colleagues at the University of Wyoming, the sun is more than just a welcome sight after a long winter.

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mebernstein
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The Food Court: New use for fruit seeds, peels and leaves — or waste not, want not

Avocados are great with a little salad dressing or as the yummiest ingredient in guacamole. But when you get to the half of the fruit with that big brown seed or pit in it, the fun stops abruptly. Using a knife doesn’t work well, and forget about a fork.

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The Medical Bond: The search is on for a way to image infections

Going under the knife for surgery is a scary enough prospect by itself. But throw in the risk of contracting a bacterial infection, and even a routine procedure can become a nightmare.

Now, keep in mind that surgical infections only affect fewer than 3 pe

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Flowers & Power: How to revive life in the Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’

By any account, the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 was a disastrous event. Cleaning up required an infusion of cash to the tune of billions of dollars within a few months.

Now consider the “dead zone” phenome

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PressPac: Whey beneficially affects diabetes, cardiovascular risks in obese adults

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PressPac: Avoiding water wars between ‘fracking’ industry and residents

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PressPac: Toward a faster, more accurate way to diagnose stroke

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PressPac: Key chocolate ingredients could help prevent obesity, diabetes

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PressPac: Beer marinade for more healthful grilled meats

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PressPac: Leaves from hops could fight dental diseases

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PressPac: Don’t throw out sprouting garlic — it has heart-healthy antioxidants

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PressPac: New air filter blocks tiny particles from getting inside cars

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PressPac: Exercise targets cellular powerhouses to improve heart function

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PressPac: Electronically controlled drugs could minimize side effects

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PressPac: Hempseed oil packed with health-promoting compounds

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PressPac: Suburban sprawl accounts for half of U.S. household carbon footprint

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PressPac: Finally, a way to authenticate premium chocolate

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PressPac: Green space can make people happier for years

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PressPac: First plant-based ‘microswimmers’ could propel drugs to the right location

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PressPac: Toward lowering titanium’s cost and environmental footprint

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PressPac: Packaging insulin into a pill-friendly form for diabetes treatment

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PressPac: Personal care products possible sources of parabens for babies

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PressPac: Silkworms spin colored silks while on a ‘green’ diet

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PressPac: Reducing the salt in bread without losing saltiness, thanks to a texture trick

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KatieCottingham
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Flowers & Power: Getting rid of bugs without pesticides

Bugs are a big problem. They spread diseases, and people also can develop allergies to them. And, of course, they’re icky.

They often are a really huge problem in densely populated, urban, low-income public housing dwellings, where there’s lots of food, cl

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