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Why You Should Braise Your Beans (& 6 Ways to Make Them Dinner)

Most people appreciate beans for their brusque, no-nonsense nutrition; they are healthful, packed with iron and fiber, and, most importantly, they are always <i>there</i>. No matter your mood, no matter your level of hanger, no matter your astrological symbol, beans are always waiting, patiently, in your …

How Beets Became Beet-Red

As the seasons change, a riot of red shows up in the world around us, showcasing some of the most vivid hues that plant biochemistry can create. The red pigments in maple leaves, called anthocyanins, are the same kind that light up the cranberries you might cook for a Thanksgiving feast or the …

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Kellogg's to replace racially insensitive Corn Pops boxes following Twitter call out

Kellogg’s was called out on Twitter for having racist art on their Corn Pops box and say it will be replaced. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story. Buzz60

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How the universe creates gold

Finally, scientists know how the universe makes gold. They’ve seen it created in the cosmic fire of 2 colliding stars via the gravitational wave they …


Why People Believe Low-Frequency Sound Is Dangerous

Anxiety over “wind-turbine syndrome” stems from a decades-old misunderstanding of inaudible noise.<p>In his 1973 book <i>Supernature</i>, the scientist and adventurer Lyall Watson tells the story of a six-foot-long whistle. Part of an experiment in the 1960s, the enormous device was designed to explore the …

Superman Got Paid More Than Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot earned $300k for Wonder Woman. Henry Cavill got a little more for Man of Steel.<p><b>Update</b><i>: Reports that Henry Cavill earned $14 m for Man of Steel are unconfirmed. Although the pay gap persists in Hollywood, this example is not adequately supported by the information available.</i><p><i>Wonder Woman</i> is …

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