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How ZTE Helps Venezuela Create China-Style Social Control

November 14th, 2018

Via: Reuters: Chinese telecoms giant ZTE is helping Venezuela build a system that monitors citizen behavior through a new identification card. The “fatherland card,” already used by the government to track voting, worries many in Venezuela and beyond. … The card is increasingly linked by the government to subsidized food, health and other social programs […]

Chicken Meat ‘Cultured’ from Chicken Cells

November 4th, 2018

Via: Engadget: You may know Just (formerly Hampton Creek) for its vegan cookie dough and mayo, but the company has also been working on cultured meat — real meat that’s made from animal cells rather than taken from an animal itself. While it’s not the only company doing so — there are actually quite a […]

Too Fat to Fight

October 10th, 2018

Via: Army Times: It’s well known at this point that just under 30 percent of Americans ages 17 to 24 ? the prime age to join the Army ? aren’t eligible to join. But beyond that, almost a third of those who sit down with a recruiter to take the first steps are immediately disqualified. […]

More Than One-Third of U.S. Adults Consume Fast Food Each Day

October 6th, 2018

Via: Newsweek: On a given day, 36.6 percent of American adults will consume fast food, and that percentage only rises with higher income brackets. Researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics studied the fast food consumption of adults in the United States. Released Wednesday, the report compares the […]

DARPA Is Making Insects That Can Deliver Bioweapons

October 4th, 2018

You’ll love this one. Via: Newsweek: The U.S. government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been accused of trying to create a new class of biological weapons that would be delivered via virus-infected insects. The Insect Allies program was announced by DARPA in 2016. It is a research project that aims to protect the […]

High Sugar Content of Modern Fruit Varieties Causing Illnesses in Zoo Animals

October 1st, 2018

Via: Sydney Morning Herald: Selective breeding has made the fruit we eat so full of sugar, Melbourne Zoo has had to wean its animals off it. … “The issue is the cultivated fruits have been genetically modified to be much higher in sugar content than their natural, ancestral fruits,” says Dr Michael Lynch, the zoo’s […]


September 26th, 2018

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At This High-Tech Farm, the Boss Is an AI-Powered Algorithm

September 20th, 2018

Via: Bloomberg: Each morning when she gets to work at Bowery Farming Inc., Katie Morich changes into a clean uniform, puts on a hairnet and cleans her hands with sanitizer. Then she consults a computer monitor displaying all the tasks she needs to accomplish that day. The to-do list’s author isn’t human; it’s a piece […]

Eating in 10-Hour Window Can Override Disease-Causing Genetic Defects, Nurture Health

August 31st, 2018

Via: Salk Institute: Scientists at the Salk Institute found that mice lacking the biological clocks thought to be necessary for a healthy metabolism could still be protected against obesity and metabolic diseases by having their daily access to food restricted to a 10-hour window. The work, which appeared in the journal Cell Metabolism on August […]

Top Item Bought with Food Stamp Money: Soda

August 28th, 2018

Via: ZeroHedge: The top item purchased by food stamp recipients is likely to raise some eyebrows among those who fret about people using benefits to buy junk food. Spending on soda and other sweetened beverages is “slightly higher for SNAP households compared to non-SNAP households (5 cents versus 4 cents per dollar),” the researchers note. […]

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