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Federal jury to settle bitter battle between sweeteners
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Published in 2-11-2015
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Jurors in the case between sugar processors and corn manufacturers will take up one of nutrition's most vexing debates and confront a choice common among some consumers: sugar or high fructose corn syrup? The trial starting Tuesday in federal court grew out of efforts by the Corn Refiners Association to rebrand its high fructose corn syrup as "corn sugar" to reverse damaging publicity that a ...>>
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E. coli in Northwest marks Chipotle's 3rd outbreak this year
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Published in 2-11-2015
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SEATTLE (AP) Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations after the chain's third foodborne illness this year sickened about two dozen people prompting renewed scrutiny of a company that touts its use of fresh ingredients and farm-sourced fare. Cases of the bacterial illness were traced to six of the casual Mexican food restaurants, but the company voluntarily closed down all of i ...>>
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Youths across US suing to push government on climate change
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Published in 2-11-2015
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SEATTLE (AP) They can't vote yet, but dozens of young people want a say in the planet's future, so minors nationwide have been suing states and the federal government in recent years to push action on climate change. The Oregon-based nonprofit Our Children's Trust has been leading efforts to file lawsuits or administrative petitions in every state and against the federal governmen ...>>
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Nevada investigates whether cryotherapy is safe for public
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Published in 2-11-2015
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LAS VEGAS (AP) Nevada says it's looking into whether cryotherapy is safe for the general public after the death of a Las Vegas spa worker found inside a treatment chamber chilled by liquid nitrogen.
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Autism study 'Neurotribes' wins Samuel Johnson book prize
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Published in 2-11-2015
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Historian Anne Applebaum, who chaired the judging panel, said Silberman blended popular science, history and journalism in a book that ranges from the science of the brain to "the impact of the movie 'Rain Man' on popular culture." Silberman beat five other finalists, including Laurence Scott's look at humanity in the cyber-era, "The Four-Dimensional Human," and Samanth Subramanian ...>>
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Federal jury to settle bitter battle between sweeteners
Technology
Published in 2-11-2015
    688 Visits
Jurors in the case between sugar processors and corn manufacturers will take up one of nutrition's most vexing debates and confront a choice common among some consumers: sugar or high fructose corn syrup? The trial starting Tuesday in federal court grew out of efforts by the Corn Refiners Association to rebrand its high fructose corn syrup as "corn sugar" to reverse damaging publicity that a ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
E. coli in Northwest marks Chipotle's 3rd outbreak this year
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Published in 2-11-2015
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SEATTLE (AP) Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations after the chain's third foodborne illness this year sickened about two dozen people prompting renewed scrutiny of a company that touts its use of fresh ingredients and farm-sourced fare. Cases of the bacterial illness were traced to six of the casual Mexican food restaurants, but the company voluntarily closed down all of i ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Youths across US suing to push government on climate change
Technology
Published in 2-11-2015
    781 Visits
SEATTLE (AP) They can't vote yet, but dozens of young people want a say in the planet's future, so minors nationwide have been suing states and the federal government in recent years to push action on climate change. The Oregon-based nonprofit Our Children's Trust has been leading efforts to file lawsuits or administrative petitions in every state and against the federal governmen ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Autism study 'Neurotribes' wins Samuel Johnson book prize
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Published in 2-11-2015
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Historian Anne Applebaum, who chaired the judging panel, said Silberman blended popular science, history and journalism in a book that ranges from the science of the brain to "the impact of the movie 'Rain Man' on popular culture." Silberman beat five other finalists, including Laurence Scott's look at humanity in the cyber-era, "The Four-Dimensional Human," and Samanth Subramanian ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Family stunts disabled daughter's growth to expand her world
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Published in 26-10-2015
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A small but increasing number of families across the U.S., Europe and New Zealand are turning to what is known as growth attenuation in an attempt to improve the lives of their disabled children. Many see the very idea of stunting and sterilizing the disabled as a violation of human rights. Back in the 1950s and 60s, growth attenuation which refers only to the hormone treatment was sometimes p ...>>
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An intolerable unimaginable heat forecast for Persian Gulf
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Published in 26-10-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) If carbon dioxide emissions continue at their current pace, by the end of century parts of the Persian Gulf will sometimes be just too hot for the human body to tolerate, a new study says. The heat index which combines heat and humidity may hit 165 to 170 degrees (74 to 77 Celsius) for at least six hours, according to numerous computer simulations in the new study. [...] with ...>>
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Justices grill attorneys in New Mexico assisted suicide case
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Published in 26-10-2015
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) Justices with New Mexico's highest court aggressively questioned attorneys Monday in a landmark lawsuit that could decide if the state will join a handful of others in allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives with drugs prescribed by a doctor. The legal challenge, sparked in 2012 by a Santa Fe woman with advanced cancer, seeks to clarify New Mexico's laws ...>>
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UN agency links hot dogs and other processed meat to cancer
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Published in 26-10-2015
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The World Health Organization threw its global weight behind years of experts' warnings and declared Monday that processed meats raise the risk of colon and stomach cancer and that red meat is probably harmful, too. Meat producers are angry, vegetarians are feeling vindicated, and cancer experts are welcoming the most comprehensive pronouncement yet on the relation between our modern meat-ea ...>>
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NY top prosecutor to Internet providers: Prove speed claims
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Published in 26-10-2015
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In letters to the state's three major Internet providers, the attorney general has asked them to validate claims their customers are getting the access speeds promised, especially for premium services. In letters Friday, senior enforcement counsel Tim Wu wrote that the office has authority to subpoena documents and take legal action to stop deceptive business practices, requesting detailed i ...>>
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Doggie DNA study says Fido first appeared in Central Asia
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Published in 19-10-2015
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For the new work, Adam Boyko of Cornell University and others analyzed DNA from 549 dogs that represented 38 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, India, the Middle East and islands north and east of Australia. The researchers examined the DNA for signals of where the dogs had the most ancient roots. Robert Wayne of the University of California, Los Angeles, who proposed a European or ...>>
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