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Too Good a Problem

With Trump’s appointment of Scott Pruitt to the EPA, and the accompanying flood of editorials about climate denial and climate alarmism, it’s a good …

Should I Have Kids?

My in-laws are worried.<p>At least that’s what my husband Chris told me just now, half-joking. He was talking about a call with his parents, Stu and …

Why Erykah Badu’s Opinion Is Dangerous

When I was a preteen, I did what preteens do. I hung out at the mall. My mall was called the Burlington Center. It was one of the main attractions in …

Feminism

Justice Scalia's Greatest Failure

In the 1960s, political conservatives accused the justices of the Warren Court of imposing their own liberal values and preferences on the nation in the guise of constitutional interpretation. They charged that the justices of that era consistently exploited the ambiguity of vague constitutional …

The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World

The Bowthorpe Oak is a massively thick, millennium-old tree in Lincolnshire, England that once was rumored to hold three dozen people in its …

Horn of Africa

France’s False Choice

Can liberal societies come to terms with religious illiberalism?<p>The impressive and inspiring show of solidarity at France’s unity march on January 11—which brought together millions of people and more than 40 world leaders—was not necessarily a sign of good things to come. “We are all one” was …

Religion

Unmournable Bodies

A northern-Italian miller in the sixteenth century, known as Menocchio, literate but not a member of the literary élite, held a number of unconventional theological beliefs. He believed that the soul died with the body, that the world was created out of a chaotic substance, not ex nihilo, and that …

Why Grand Juries Don't Indict Cops When They Kill

Police are allowed to use lethal force under specific circumstances, when it's reasonable to do so. Especially when it comes to black suspects, that means almost anytime.<p>Police sometimes see things differently.<p>Former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson told a grand jury that Michael Brown looked …

Gravity Explained, In One Simple Video

Albert Einstein once described gravity as the warping of space and time in his theory of general relativity. But what exactly does that mean?<p>YouTube personality Edward Current attempts to simplify this theory in a new YouTube video, using a so-called "Spacetime Stretcher," built mostly out of …

The Real Problem When It Comes to Diversity and Asian-Americans

Years ago… they used to think you were Fu Manchu or Charlie Chan. Then they thought you must own a laundry or restaurant. Now they think all we know …

And You Thought Tofu Was Weird....

Somewhere between SPAM and soylent green lies tasty, nutritious, guilt-free meat grown from stem cells - a Holy Grail for a group of scientists …

Food: A taste of things to come?

Published online<p>8 December 2010| Nature 468, 752-753 (2010) | doi:10.1038/468752a<p>News Feature<p>Researchers are sure that they can put lab-grown meat on …

20 Small Businesses of the Future

From Possible to Profitable<p>The most successful entrepreneurs are those who don't follow the herd but anticipate the needs of the market earlier than …

FDA

Is That a Sausage in Your Petri Dish? - Discoblog

By Jennifer Welsh | December 9, 2010 3:04 pm<p>Soylent Green may be made of people, but in the future that biomedical engineer Mark Post envisions, …

Artificial meat? Food for thought by 2050

Artificial meat grown in vats may be needed if the 9 billion people expected to be alive in 2050 are to be adequately fed without destroying the earth, some of the world's leading scientists report today.<p>But a major academic assessment of future global food supplies, led by John Beddington, the UK …

Eating (Synthetic) Animals

senc01a/flickr<p>Anyone who cares about animals and the environment must acknowledge Shapiro's point. In so far as cultured meat would obviate the need to raise flesh for human consumption, it would arguably be the most pivotal development in 10,000 years of farming. An industry that currently …

Tastes Like Chicken: The Quest for Fake Meat

The desire to eat meat has posed an ethical question ever since humans achieved reliable crop production: Do we really need to kill animals to live? …

Why Kill-Free Meat Will Rock Your World

Call it KindMeat, Kill-Free meat or lab steak. The reality is that in-vitro meat, essentially growing laboratory meat from the stem cells of an animal without having to kill said animal, will usher in a new era. This is meat produced in a cell culture, rather than from an animal.<p>Once perfected, …

Is Vat-Grown Meat Kosher? We Asked A Rabbi

With news that scientists have created stem cells that grow into pork, and the very real possibility of in-vitro meat becoming part of our diet, the …

In vitro meat's evolution

In 1932, Winston Churchill, appalled by the leftover bones and gristle crowding his dinner plate, predicted that in 50 years "we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium." It's taken longer …

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Eight Ways In-Vitro Meat will Change Our Lives - h+ Media

• authors Hank Hyena<p>"Future Flesh" is squatting on your plate. Are you nervous? Stab it with a fork. Sniff it. Bite! Chew, swallow. Congratulations! …