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Oy, oy, oy, artificial soy! Sauce that is.

12 May 2023

The soy sauce into which you dip your egg roll or use in your meat marinade may just be the world’s oldest produced condiment, dating back at least 2,500 years. The original Chinese method of...

Candles: What do they emit when lit?

25 Jun 2021

The use of candles dates back as far as 3,000 B.C., when ancient Egyptians used papyrus reeds dipped in animal fat that they then lit to use as torches. Similarly, ancient Romans dipped wicks into...

The Problem of Herbicide Resistance

20 Mar 2017

Farmers who are growing herbicide resistant crops such as corn or soy may start to identify with Audrey Jr. in Little Shop of Horrors. In that film, later made into a Broadway musical, a dorky...

A Diet to Lower Cholesterol

20 Mar 2017

Ask someone what is the best way to reduce the risk of heart disease and chances are they’ll say “reduce your cholesterol.” That message has been ingrained in our psyche. So it isn’t surprising...

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