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Will The Eclipse Make Crops And Animals Flip Out? Scientists Ask (Really)

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:42:00 -0400

During the day on Aug. 21, large swaths of farmland will be plunged into darkness and temperatures will drop about 10 degrees. And scientists are waiting to see what will happen on the ground.



How My Little Community Garden Plot Went From Flop To Flourish

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:19 -0400

Two years ago, Carolyn Beans — plant biologist, flower farm worker and daughter of a veggie grower — thought she had what it took to coax a bounty out of her tiny urban garden. She was wrong.



With Heavy Drinking On The Rise, How Much Is Too Much?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:00:00 -0400

Binge-drinking sounds like an all-night bender, but here's a reality check: Many social drinkers may "binge" without knowing it. Women who drink four or more drinks on an occasion are binge-drinking.



The Best Item In An Astronaut's Care Package? Definitely The Ice Cream

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:36:00 -0400

Unlike other cargo vehicles, the SpaceX spacecraft can return to Earth without burning up. So it's equipped with freezers for transporting medical samples — and the occasional frozen treat.



Shh! These Quiet Food Videos Will Get Your Senses Tingling

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0400

A growing number of food videos aim to trigger ASMR — Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or pleasing sensations in the brains of some viewers — by focusing on sounds like chopping and stirring.



Applebee's Gives Up On Millennials After Failed Rebranding Efforts

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:33:00 -0400

The restaurant chain will close more than 130 locations this year. That's due to a drop in sales at franchises and a rebranding that left core customers feeling alienated and confused.



Can We Feed The World With Farmed Fish?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:01:00 -0400

New research suggests there is space on the open ocean to farm essentially all the seafood humans can eat — and then some. But such volumes of fish and shellfish could not be grown without costs.



Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:41:00 -0400

A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.



Men, Listen Up: Women Like The Smell Of Guys Who Eat A Certain Diet

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:58:00 -0400

Your diet can influence your appearance. You knew that. But did you know that what you eat can also affect your body odor and your attractiveness to the opposite sex?



Europe's Egg-Contamination Scandal Spreads As Far As Hong Kong

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:35:00 -0400

Tainted eggs have been found in at least 16 countries in Europe. Millions of eggs have been pulled from European shelves over fears they are contaminated with fipronil, which is used to kill insects.



For The Love Of Huckleberries: August Brings Out Hunters Of Elusive Fruit

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:41:00 -0400

Every year, lovers of these tart, juicy berries trek into the forests of the Northwest to pick them at great effort. No one's managed to grow them commercially just yet, but their fans keep trying.



Drinking On The Rise In U.S., Especially For Women, Minorities, Older Adults

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:39:00 -0400

A new study in JAMA Psychiatry looks at rates of alcohol use from 2002 to 2013. Alcohol use in general went up, and problem drinking — binging, abuse and dependence — increased even more.



Seltzer's Popularity Bubbles Up In The U.S.

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:03:00 -0400

Seltzer sales have jumped 42 percent in the past five years. The bubbly water has inspired everything from tasting flights at restaurants to "LaCroix Boi," one rapper's parody ode to the drink.



An Iraqi-Kurdish-Israeli Dumpling Soup Makes Its Way To America

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0400

To make kubeh soup, braised beef is stuffed into semolina and ground bulgur dumplings. Brought to Israel by immigrants, this time-consuming dish has become one of the nation's culinary treasures.



Belgian And Dutch Officials Point Fingers Amid Egg Contamination Scare

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:28:00 -0400

Millions of eggs have been recalled in European countries afraid they've been contaminated with insecticide. Who is to blame, though? That question is now a matter of international discord.