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You Are Where You Eat - The Food Freedom Movement Gains Traction

Three towns in Maine have passed Food Freedom legislation that overrides federal government interference in local food production.

Japanese 'Power Lunch' Curry & Pizza Bars Add Spice to Your Busy Life

Healthy nutritional power bars? You're probably guessing fruit, nuts, granola, chocolate, honey – often in combination. Japan's House Foods has another, very different idea for their new “Power Lunch” bars.

A Winning Design Tor The Primorksiy Zoological Park In St. Petersburg

Two architects from Beckmann N'Thépé and two designers from TN Plus have teamed up to create a winning design for Russia's new Primorskiy Zoological Park in Saint Petersburg.  The layout of the zoo is reminiscent of a Paleolithic Pangea, wherin each continent is represented throughout the zoo.

Philanthropy To Go - Philanthroper Makes Giving Easy

Giving has never been as easy or as painless as it is with Philanthroper.

Lobster Shells Used To Make Biodegradable Golf Balls

A group of researchers have discovered a way of making golf balls from lobster shells.

Dell Reconnect Breaks An Ecycling Record

And now, for something completely different from my usual fare. It's always nice to see people making an effort to reduce our ecological footprint- and through a partnership with Goodwill Industries, that's just what Dell's been doing.

How Sweet It Is - The Benefits of Growing Sugarcane For Biofuels

Scientists have discovered that growing sugarcane reduces the temperature.

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun - A Probe That Flies Into The Sun

The Solar Probe Plus has one ultimate goal: crash into the Sun.

21 Drops Trios Modernize and Simplify Aromatherapy

For many aromatherapy-curious people the practice seems a little too complicated.  21 Drops aims to take the frustration and guesswork out of aromatherapy.  They have created easy to use and tote rollerball vials of pre-blended oils to treat a wide range of issues. 

Self-Healing Plastics A Positive And Attractive Advancement

Hard at work on making the impossible happen, scientists at Fraunhofer in Germany are developing a viable way for plastics to heal themselves over time.

Mush Mush Vroom Vroom - Cars Made Out Of Mushrooms

If you buy a car in the near future, part of it could be made from mushrooms!

Branson Gets Deep - The World's Deepest Diving Submarine

Richard Branson is making it possible to explore the very depths of the world's oceans.

STEM Sells Research - Selling Science To Kids

The USA Science & Engineering Festival wants you to help them make science cool.

Anti-Allergy Mask & Goggles Combo Keeps Out Pollen, Dust and Germs

Tis the sneezin'! This apocalyptic looking mask & goggles combo may look cumbersome (not to mention scary) but demand from Japan's growing legions of allergy sufferers has been so brisk retailers can't keep them in stock.

That's Heavy - Mapping Gravity On An Imperfect Sphere

The European Space Agency has mapped the Earth's changing gravity better than ever before.

Up Close With Birds 'N' All - A Hummingbird Feeder For Your Face

The best way to experience hummingbirds is in your face!

Yellow Dye May Be Secret To Prolonging Life And Slowing Alzheimer's Disease

Thanks to Silvestre Alavez, a staff scientist in the Lithgow Lab at the Buck Institute for the Research on Aging in Novato, California, we may be able to slow down the progression of disease processes, particularly Alzheimer's disease, and extend human life span.  And the substance that could do it has been right under Alzheimer's diagnostic microscopes all along.

 


Horse Husbandry May Go Smoother With A Little Help From New Gel Sedative

Horse owners have the responsibility for keeping their horses safe and in good, healthy condition all their lives by practicing what's called good horse husbandry.  Sometimes, though, horses would rather not be involved in this process, and that can make them jittery, to put it mildly.  But a new sedating gel, to be used only for standing procedures, is now available, enabling both owner and horse to achieve what's really best for the horse.

 

Eco-Friendly Plastic from Meat and Bone Meal? Yep, It's Possible!

Plastics are usually made with petroleum raw materials but scientists from Clemson University say that they have found an eco-friendly substitute for these chemical compounds: meat and bone meal. These are prepared from waste materials from the rendering industry, which can include ground-up remnants of carcass trimmings, condemned carcasses and internal organs, and bones.

Breed'n Besty Used To Help Vet Students Who Get Behind

The Breed'n Betsy cow rectum simulator gives vet students a chance to get a feel for just what they're doing before they try it out on Betsy herself, much to appreciation of live cows everywhere.