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Posts made in November, 2012

Mayas Annoyed At Ritual Ban This Close To The Apocalypse

 Mayan priests began their ceremonies to mark the end of the current era in the Mayan long-count calendar yesterday and it involved incense and rituals...but they were stuck doing it at a park in Mexico City. read...

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“Burn Notice” Wants To Give You $10K To Do Science

A few years ago, my wife had a milestone birthday and decided she wanted to run a marathon.  Now, I don't even like to drive 26 miles much less run that far - that Greek guy is famous because he died doing it and there are some experiments I don't need to replicate in order for them to have my full acceptance.But my wife wanted to do it. I had never seen her so much as walk fast but she...

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FDA Shuts Down Organic Peanut Butter Company Without A Hearing

Social authoritarians love big government and lots of regulations - they also tend to love organic food.Now they have met.  The FDA, acting under broad new authority granted by President Obama in 2011, has closed the Sunland, Inc. peanut butter plant in eastern New Mexico - and left it closed.

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All Natural, Baby

Bodybuilder Moustafa Ismail, 24, insists that his 31-inch arms are solely the result of training and a diet that consists of 7 pounds of protein, 9 pounds of carbohydrates and 3 gallons of water per day. Guinness World Records is a little bit skeptical and is conducting research to decide whether he will be recognized as a world record holder. Ismail had better hope he gets the guy who had to...

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European Food Safety Authority Rejects Seralini Claim That GMOs Cause Tumors

EFSA, the food safety agency for the European Union, definitively rejected the bombshell French report headed by Gilles-Eric Séralini linking genetically modified corn to cancer, saying it failed to meet "acceptable scientific standards.""Serious defects in the design and methodology of a paper by Seralini et al. mean it does not meet acceptable scientific standards," the European Food Safety...

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