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I want to eat less meat. Which other foods are good protein sources?

<b>The question:</b> I want to eat less meat. Which plant foods match meat and chicken when it comes to protein?<p><b>The answer:</b> There’s no question a plant-based diet is good for your health. Plant-based eaters have lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels and a reduced risk of heart disease, type-2 …

Apparently listening, FCC approves newest 'Net plan for schools

The Federal Communications Commission apparently does listen.<p>At least it listened to the National Education Association and other education-minded organizations that had protested the initial FCC E-Rate proposal that FCC chairman Tom Wheeler offered.<p>The NEA director of government Relations Mary …

Corporate colonisation of cyberspace | Business & Economy

I love the fact that every time I buy a bottle of Fairy Liquid, I am helping overthrow a dictator somewhere around the world. Proctor & Gamble, the company behind Fairy, is one of the biggest advertisers on Facebook, helping to generate the $10bn a year of advertising revenue that keeps the social …

Destroying the last samples of smallpox virus could prove short-sighted

The discovery of intact vials of smallpox in a storeroom last week demonstrates the need to maintain samples of the virus in secure facilities for future vaccine research<p>I confess that, while I'm a middle-aged mother in a fairly typical family, I am <i>not</i> the world's best housekeeper. It is not …

Sanofi dengue vaccine promising but questions remain | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - The first vaccine against dengue fever, from France’s Sanofi, provided moderate protection in a large clinical study, but questions remain as to how well it can help fight the world’s fastest-growing tropical disease.<p>The late-stage trial involved 10,275 healthy children aged 2-14 …

Cell discovery could lead to strep throat vaccine - Futurity

New understanding of how Streptococcus bacteria evade the immune system gets researchers a step closer to a safe vaccine for strep throat.

Fossil's 21-foot wingspan shows Pelagornis was 'largest flying bird'

Sometimes finding a skeleton in a closet can be a good thing – if you're a paleontologist. Meet <i>Pelagornis sandersi</i>, a giant bird with a wingspan 21 feet across – so wide that it could have been the size of a (very) small plane.<p>The enormous extinct avian, described in the Proceedings of the National …

Dinosaurs

With Antibiotic Resistance On The Rise, World Drug Market Falling Behind

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - The drugs don't work - and neither does the market, when it comes to antibiotics.<p>When sophisticated bugs that medicines used to kill within days start to fight back and win, all of healthcare, and the people it keeps alive, is in trouble.<p>Take gonorrhea, a sexually …

Never Mind the CDC: The Search for Anthrax on the ISS

The recent news of an anthrax containment breach at the CDC was startling to say the least. While the risk of infection was low to nil, the news revealed the weakness of even our strongest containment systems. The event also highlighted the potential for widespread infection –particularly from an …

The Case of the Janus-Faced Microbial Genus

What makes a bacterium pathogenic? Answering the question has been the vocation of thousands of microbiologists over the decades. Thanks to their hard work, a clear delineation between harmless bacteria – commensals – and pathogens has been established giving public health officials and medical …

A Remote-Controlled Birth Control Implant

You can switch it on and off. And it works for up to 16 years.<p>It's a whole new level of set it and forget it. Researchers are testing a remote-controlled implant that releases daily doses of hormonal birth control into the body, <i>MIT Technology Review</i> reports. The implant is designed to last up to 16 …

Remote Controls

The First “Potentially Habitable” Exoplanet Was Probably Just a Sunspot

Oops<p>Way back in 2010, Gliese 581g made waves as “the Goldilocks planet”. It was the first planet scientists found within the habitable zone—the region around a star where it’s not too hot and not too cold for liquid water to endure on a planet’s surface. But after the initial excitement about …

Research

Forgotten smallpox vials found in cardboard box at Maryland laboratory

US government scientist clearing out old storage room found decades-old vials, but CDC does not yet know if virus is live<p>A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week – decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and …

Probiotics revisited: How – and if – they work

Stores are full of probiotic products, but are we any closer to understanding if and how they work?<p>It’s a great time to be a microbe. Gone are the …

Microbiology

A Fascinating Study of How Creationists Understand Early Human Fossils

Young-earth creationists don't ignore science. Instead, they reinterpret it to fit their belief system. One paleontologist was curious to find out …

Prehistory

8 Recipes for a Vegetarian Cookout

The cookout: a meatlover's heaven, a vegetarian's hell. While omnivorous guests drool over sizzling charcoals with knives at the ready, vegetarians are left to idle at the end of the buffet table nibbling on sliced pickles, spoonfuls of ketchup, and Kraft singles. Maybe there’s a bowl of coleslaw, …

Cooking

Protein-enhanced food: the latest health craze

Protein powder is being added to foods from bread to ice-cream, as it makes you feel fuller for longer. But do we really need more protein in our diets?<p>Can you hear that strange whirring sound – like a food processor getting to work on a pile of woodchips? That's Stanley Green (aka the Protein Man) …

3 Major Food System Problems--in Cartoons

<i>Excerpts from the new book</i> Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics <i>by Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor in the department of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University</i><p>I have long believed that much of the excitement and enjoyment of studying …

5 simple tricks to avoid eating processed food

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Processed Food

5 Healthy Veggie Chips to Snack on This Summer

<b>Curried Baked Carrot Chips</b><br>Curry powder is the perfect seasoning on these super-thin and crisp carrot chips.<p><i>Get the recipe at Oh My Veggies.</i><p><b>Baked Apple Chips</b><br>If you like your snacks on the slightly sweet side, opt for these crunchy baked apple chips, which get a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg.<p><i>Get</i> …