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Posts made in July, 2013

Pizza PLEASURE: A First World Solution To A First World Problem

Pizza may be symptomatic of many First World problems: 50% of Europe is overweight or obese and there is concern about hypertension, type 2 diabetes, stroke or certain cancers linked to nutrition.So what do European politicians do? They set out to fund pizza science so that it still tastes great but is less likely to kill you instead of, you know, eating less pizza. Don't get me wrong, I...

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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells From Urine Used To Create Human Tooth

Researchers writing in Cell Regeneration report that they used induced pluripotent stem cells from urine to create a human tooth structure.The integration-free human urine induced pluripotent stem cells were differentiated to epithelial sheets ( from the Greek meaning 'upon breast', since it was first considered the skin on the breast), one of the four types of tissue (others are nervous, muscle...

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Marijuana Certification – Is That USDA Organic Or Oregon Organic Or Portland Organic?

Though Oregon voters gave a thumbs down to a 2010 ballot measure to create state-certified marijuana dispensaries, the Legislature bucked that tyranny of the majority and made them legal this month.Now the real work starts: how to certify them.  read...

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The Evolution Of Monogamy – No Definitive Answers Any Time Soon

Most mammals aren't monogamous, nor are most anything except birds, where it happens in about 90% of cases. It's actually quite rare in mammals (5%), so why did it evolve? Was it to be better parents together, to protect offspring from being killed by other males or instead to protect women from competitors? Well, it depends on who you ask.Being a solitary individual who can't run all over...

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Industry Arrogance Is Not A Reason To Deny Science

If you talk to someone who knows food but not science, it won't be long before some jab at Monsanto issues forth. And if you persist in discussing biology, it really won't be long before you get called a shill for Monsanto.You don't have to use biology, you could also do the same social experiment using energy or medicine, if your test is for left-wing people, or global warming, if you want to...

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