Charles Capozzolo

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'Eat rice cold for fewer calories'

<b>Scientists say they have found a way to make rice less calorific - boil it with coconut oil and then refrigerate for half a day before eating.</b><p>According to the Sri Lankan researchers, treating rice in this way reduces its calories by up to 60%.<p>They told the American Chemical Society how the method …

Nutrition

The Jeremy Clarkson story

<b>Jeremy Clarkson will not have his contract at the BBC renewed, in the wake of allegedly punching a producer. But how did he get to where he is now?</b><p>"In the competition between fame and fortune, you'd take fortune every day of the week," Jeremy Clarkson once said. "Fame is almost constant pain."<p>But …

Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson dropped from Top Gear, BBC confirms

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1155000/1155533_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532762774_8f622878562c944167eaa6a6ed330e57<p><b>Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed after an "unprovoked physical attack" on a Top Gear producer, the BBC's director general has …

Scientists Discover A New Form Of Ice — It's Square

Scientists recently observed a form of ice that's never been seen before, after sandwiching water between two layers of an unusual two-dimensional material called graphene.<p>It's the latest surprise from the lab of a guy who is perhaps best-known for levitating a frog in a magnetic field, even though …

Why the 99 Percent Keeps Losing

Our current political situation is unprecedented. The vast majority of Americans keep falling behind economically because of changes in society's ground rules, while the rich get even richer -- yet this situation doesn't translate into a winning politics.<p>If anything, the right keeps gaining and the …

Popular Weed-Killer Is Probably Carcinogenic, WHO Says

LONDON (AP) — One of the world's most popular weed-killers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.<p>The decision was made by IARC, the France-based cancer research arm of the World Health Organization, …

Glyphosate

Roundup weedkiller 'probably' causes cancer, says WHO study

The Monsanto product – the world’s most widely used herbicide – contains glyphosate, which may also be carcinogenic for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma<p>Roundup, the world’s most widely used weedkiller, “probably” causes cancer, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.<p>The International Agency for …

World Health Organization

Will we ever… speak faster than light speed?

If we explore the outer reaches of space, keeping in touch with home will be a daunting task. But are there ways our words could travel faster than light? Peter Ray Allison investigates.<p>Light travels so fast it can make the transatlantic journey between London and New York more than 50 times each …

George R.R. Martin hints that the next Game of Thrones book may be finished this summer

<i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> author George R.R. Martin left a post on his LiveJournal this week in which he explained his convention appearance schedule for 2015, and it holds some exciting news for fans waiting patiently for the next installment of his series.<p>Martin explained that he would have to …

Tea Tuesdays: Gift Of The Moon, Bane Of The Spanish — The Story Of Yerba Mate

In 1616, Hernando Arias de Saavedra, the governor of the Spanish province that included Buenos Aires, banned the population from drinking a green herbal drink called yerba mate.<p>The governor had seen the region's indigenous Guaraní people carrying this drink with them everywhere they went. It was a …

31 People You See at Every Bar on St. Patrick's Day

By: Andy Kryza<p>St. Patrick's Day is upon us -- our annual opportunity to pay respect to the patron saint of Ireland. And to honor this man, we Americans use the day as an excuse to embrace otherwise offensive stereotypes like decking ourselves out in green and drinking our weight in emerald beer, …

This February Was the Second Hottest on Record

A few snowstorms does not make a climate trend<p>This time of year, when everybody's sick to death of winter and waiting for the warm-up, you can count on hearing some people complain about how there could be global warming when it's so damn cold outside. Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, a longtime …

Obamacare Cut The Ranks Of The Uninsured By A Third

A total of 16.4 million non-elderly adults have gained health insurance coverage since the Affordable Care Act became law five years ago this month. It's a reduction in the ranks of the uninsured the the Department of Health and Human Services called historic.<p>Those gaining insurance since 2010 …

Can the world get richer for ever?

<b>Since the dawn of the industrial age, the world has been steadily getting wealthier, despite setbacks such as the Great Depression and the more recent global financial crisis.</b><p>We make more, sell more and consume more than ever before.<p>Yet, according to the United Nations, nearly three billion people …

Economics

The Pope gives his blessing to campaign finance reform

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Campaign finance reformers, rejoice! The Pope is in your corner.<p>Pope Francis recently weighed in on the influence of money in politics, and in yet another surprisingly liberal move, endorsed public financing of campaigns.<p>"We must achieve a free sort of election campaign, not …

Star Wars: Rogue One to be title of stand-alone film

<b>Star Wars producers have announced the name of the new stand-alone film, to be directed by Brit Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones.</b><p>Rogue One is the title of the first film in a series of big-screen adventures exploring characters from the core Star Wars saga.<p>No details have been released on …

Star Wars

Here's why HBO isn't developing a Game of Thrones movie

While HBO has renewed the popular <i>Game of Thrones</i> for a sixth season, the network has no plans to develop the series into a feature film, programming president Michael Lombardo told Entertainment Weekly.<p>According to Lombardo, the decision against producing a feature film is due to HBO's current …

The Best Way to Cook Frozen Dumplings

When my wife Adri was still my girlfriend Adri, she and I spent a number of years living in separate cities. Every other weekend I'd pack up the old Saab to take the trip down from Boston to New York for the weekend. My one task every time I visited? <b>Deliver frozen dumplings.</b><p>It's not that you …

Food & Dining

The Renowned Lentil Soup of Englouvi

I was born and raised on the island of Lefkada, on the western coast of Greece, amidst the turquoise-blue waters of the Ionian Sea. My memories are decorated by the luscious green olive groves that surround the town, by the vineyards that adorn the Lefkadian hills and, foremost, by the famed lentil …

Spices

GOP Continues to Embarrass America

Republicans are constantly complaining that President Obama apologizes for this country. What is becoming more and more apparent is that there is a lot to apologize for -- particularly Republicans. While Republicans like to talk about American exceptionalism, the sentiment behind that statement is, …

How Big Sugar Steered Research On A 'Tooth Decay Vaccine'

Sugar can promote tooth decay. Duh.<p>So if you want good oral health, it makes sense to brush and floss regularly <i>and</i> perhaps limit the amount of sugar you consume. Right?<p>In 2015, this may seem fairly obvious.<p>But back in the 1970s, according to a new research paper published in the journal PLOS …

As Palm Oil Farms Expand, It's A Race To Save Indonesia's Orangutans

On a hillside on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, about 50 red-haired refugees are learning how to be orangutans once again. The country's booming palm oil industry has encroached on their habitats, leaving many of them homeless and orphaned.<p>Palm oil is hard to avoid. It's in cookies, soap, …

Taking U.S. Politics Beyond 'The Water's Edge'

In the spring of 1948, Arthur Vandenberg was a powerful Republican senator from Michigan with ambitions of unseating a vulnerable Democratic president, Harry Truman, in November of that year.<p>Vandenberg had considerable influence as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at a moment when the …

Documents Detail Sugar Industry Efforts To Direct Medical Research

Back in 2007, Christin Kearns attended a conference for dentists like herself to learn about links between diabetes and gum disease.<p>She was handed a government pamphlet titled, "How to Talk to Patients about Diabetes," and was surprised to find that the diet advice didn't mention reducing sugar …

'Safer GMOs' made by US scientists

<b>US scientists say they have taken the first step towards making "safer" GMOs that cannot spread in the wild, using synthetic biology.</b><p>They have re-written the genetic code of bacteria to use only synthetic chemicals to grow.<p>The GM bacteria would die if they escaped into nature.<p>The research, …

University of Oxford

Four Lessons From The Media's Conflicted Coverage of Race

Now more than ever, America needs productive conversations about race, stereotyping, police, crime and social justice. And too often, our national media continues to fall short.<p>After many years of dissecting how race works in media, I was both disappointed and but, sadly, not surprised by much of …

How To Make A Faux Cheddar In One Hour

Claudia Lucero has a special power: she can make cheese in one hour. Mozzarella, ricotta, paneer, goat cheese, queso blanco and more.<p>Those are simple cheeses that are relatively easy to make, says Lucero, who runs Urban Cheesecraft in Portland, Ore. To do it, she says, you just need practice, not …

These X's Are The Same Shade, So What Does That Say About Color?

Learning to name the colors is a ritual of childhood. At first kids have no clue; often they'll just say everything is "boo." Pretty soon, though, they can rattle off Roy G. Biv with aplomb. Still, that doesn't mean they understand what color actually is.<p>Mark Fairchild, who studies color and vision …

New Star Wars Movie Is Called 'The Force Awakens,' Disney Says

The new Star Wars film that's being made by director J.J. Abrams has a name: <i>The Force Awakens</i>. Disney released that detail today, along with news that it has completed principal photography for the film that is slated for release at the end of 2015.<p>The new film is set decades after the events of</i> …

Population controls 'will not solve environment issues'

<b>Restricting population growth will not solve global issues of sustainability in the short term, new research says.</b><p>A worldwide one-child policy would mean the number of people in 2100 remained around current levels, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of …

Geography