Future of Food Served Up in the International Food Fair

Acai, black garlic, kimchi and yuzu juice: countries are vying to conquer global plates, and palates, with their homegrown specialities at the International Food Fair, which opened in Paris. From Brazil to South Korea, 105 countries boasting 400,000 products were present at the fair, which offers a window into the future of food, from traditional know-how that could make its way onto modern plates, to high-tech inventions. And after a few lethargic ...
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Relative Onset of MS Diagnosis Among Patients With Inflammatory Eye Disease

Results of the largest retrospective study of multiple sclerosis (MS) in uveitis patients have revealed that nearly 60 percent of patients with both diseases were diagnosed with each within a five-year span. The study is being presented at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. While it has long been known that there is an association between the eye condition and MS, this is the first study to provide a detailed description ...
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‘Little Apple’ Rocks From Beijing to Macau

China has found its own "Gangnam Style". From Beijing parks to Shanghai skyscrapers and in Guangzhou factories to karaoke rooms in Macau, people are singing "Little Apple" -- a song apparently so catchy it has even won over the army and police. Calling themselves the "Chopstick Brothers", Xiao Yang and Wang Taili are neither brothers nor composers, but are responsible for a hit that has become a nationwide phenomenon. "Xiao Pingguo" (Little ...
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Kashmir Floods Affects Dry Fruits Supply Ahead of Diwali

Recently, the worst floods in the last several decades that submerged Kashmir have badly affected the supply of dry fruits that are packed into glittering boxes and distributed as gifts during Diwali. Jammu and Kashmir is one of the major suppliers of dry fruits in India. Reportedly, out of 300,000 hectares crop area in the Kashmir division, more than half was fully damaged by the floods, while the remaining hectares were severely affected by incessant ...
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NASA Scientists Spot Crocodile-Like Reptile on Mars

Hinting towards another sign of life on Mars, NASA Scientists have spotted a crocodile-like creature on the red planet. Spotted on the Mars Curiosity Rover, astronomer Joe White, 45, had noticed a lump of rock in the footage, which looked like a snout of a crocodile, the Daily Star reported. The space video journalist from Bristol said that the object's contours were similar to that of crocodile on earth, and since it was stiff, it was either fossilised ...
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Facial Prosthesis Offers New Hope for Eye Cancer Patients

Using facial scanning software and 3-D printing, researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive way to make facial prostheses for eye cancer patients. This is according to findings released at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Their novel process can create more affordable prosthetics for any patients who have hollow sockets resulting from eye surgery following cancer or congenital deformities. In the United ...
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