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Scientists are working to make cows obsolete

We depend on cows for food, clothing, and sometimes even insulin. Cattle, though, are expensive and inefficient—each cow drinks a bathtub of water and emits three times that volume of methane daily. There are also the ethics of animal slaughter. But we might no longer need the cow.<p>Scientists are …

Cows

10 Modern Tintype Photographers You Should Follow on Instagram

After recently buying 200 tintypes from the deep archives of estate sales, eBay, and Etsy auctions, I became transfixed by seeking out if there was …

San Francisco

You don’t know if that’s beef: The animals mixed into your meat might shock — and disgust — you

Meat substitution scandals are becoming more common: When researchers test meats, they often find unexpected things<p>Species substitution is rampant in the seafood industry, but how often do our furry and feathered protein sources get swapped? Was Horsegate the exception or the rule?<p>In 1995, …

Sausages

US surveillance court didn't reject a single spy order last year

For years, critics have claimed that the US' Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is a pushover: it's allegedly so reluctant to reject spying orders that it's little more than a speed bump for the FBI and NSA. True or not, that reputation isn't about to change any time soon. <i>Reuters</i> has obtained …

More Belgians close to nuclear facilities get iodine pills for emergencies

<b>(CNN) —</b> As part of revising its nuclear emergency plan, the Belgian government says it will distribute iodine pills to more of its citizens in the event of a nuclear emergency, Health Ministry spokesperson Els Cleemput told CNN on Friday.<p>The Belgian government already provides emergency-use iodine …

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