The world's first test tube burger was cooked and eaten in a demonstration of "cultured beef" technology. Volunteers said it lacked flavor, but its developer hopes lab-grown meat can help the environment and feed a growing population.
AP (June 10, 2014) After years of struggling to make a profit farming his black-eyed peas, Trey Nickels decided to try something new. Now the Texas farmer has turned the dinner plate staple into vodka. (June 10)
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Reuters - Light News Video Online (Jan. 10, 2015) Twenty-three dogs, which were once destined to be served on a dinner plate in South Korea, are awaiting homes after being rescued from a dogmeat farm in Seoul. Nathan Frandino reports.
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Howdini (May 19, 2014) You can't beat fresh, sweet corn on the cob, but picking all the little bits of silk off can turn a quick side dish into something time-consuming. Fine Cooking's Nicki Sizemore has a trick for ... watch video
Sep. 29, 2016 Newly recovered fossils confirm that Drepanosaurus, a prehistoric cross between a chameleon and an anteater, was a small reptile with a fearsome finger. The second digit of its forelimb sported a ... read more
Sep. 29, 2016 Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors ... read more
Sep. 29, 2016 Keen gardeners stocking their domestic ponds with exotic or wild aquatic species could be inadvertently fueling the rapid spread of the lethally infectious frog disease ranavirus in England, ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 A component of red wine and grapes can help control inflammation induced by a bacterial pathogen that is linked to upper respiratory tract inflammatory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 A rare and improbable mutation in a protein encoded by an influenza virus renders the virus defenseless against the body's immune system. This discovery could provide a new ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Scientists trying to solve the ultimate puzzle -- the architecture of the human genome -- have snapped another piece into place. They have developed a model to explain one part of the mechanism, the ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 A new study offers a twist on a popular theory for how life on Earth began about four billion years ago. The study questions the "RNA world" hypothesis, a theory for how RNA ... read more
May 20, 2014 The scientific progress that has made it possible to dream of a future in which faulty organs could be regrown from stem cells also holds potential as an ethical and greener source for meat. So say ... read more
Dec. 19, 2012 Food enthusiasts interested in sustainable farm practices may soon have a new meat alternative: insects. Beetle larvae (called mealworms) farms produce more edible protein than traditional farms for ... read more