Don’t Trust The Headlines Making Huge Health Claims About a Single Food. Here’s Why

You’ve probably read the stories proclaiming that eating blueberries reduces your risk of dementia, or red wine is good for your heart, or coffee protects against type 2 diabetes – or, indeed, many of the other big health claims for a particular “superfood “. But what is the truth in these statements? While we – … Read more

What’s in Your Pot? Huge US Study Determined The Safety of Current Labeling Practices

Changes in legislation over the use and distribution of cannabis in certain US states have seen the drug turn from an illicit black market to a corner store industry worth billions in just a few short years. This rapid rise has not been without its teething problems as entrepreneurs, banks, advertisers, and public officials struggle … Read more

UF researchers grow plants using moon soil, making history. ‘Holy cow!’

In a groundbreaking study published Thursday, researchers at the University of Florida have found that plants can grow in moon soil. The study is the result of more than a decade of experiments, which led to NASA loaning UF lunar regolith, or the moon soil, collected during the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions. The … Read more

Author talks about father and making science fun for all

Lucy Hawking said she wanted to make science fun and accessible in the way her father did Journalist, novelist, educator, and philanthropist Lucy Hawking was in Wolverhampton to speak to pupils at Wolverhampton Grammar School about her new book “Princess Olivia Investigates: The Wrong Weather” and answer questions. The 51-year-old, who is the daughter of … Read more

The challenge of making data science zero-trust

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! On March 21, President Biden warned of cyberattacks from Russia and reiterated the need to improve the state of domestic cybersecurity. We live in … Read more

These lost foods are making a comeback

BORED BY the uniform tastes born of modern industrialized farming, food historians, small-farm growers, and curious gourmands are resurrecting forgotten eats — once-famous crops ready for a second act. Their efforts represent a clarion call to embrace bites with flavors as rich as their backstories. Here are a few long-gone bites making delicious comebacks. Cocke’s … Read more