May 5, 2023

Here’s Why People Are Adding Salt to Their Coffee Instead of Sugar

Everyone has their own way of preparing a cup of joe. While some add cream or sugar to their brew, others prefer to keep it black. However, not many know that there's a third option to try out; one that removes almost all of the bitterness. A Twitter user by the name of BirdRespecter shared a fun food hack, whereby adding salt (and not sugar) to your coffee can eliminate the bitter taste.

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April 28, 2023

Scientists Discover Fungi That Can Eat Plastic in Just 140 Days

Our planet has a plastic problem. Accumulated waste and constant production have resulted in mounds of trash around the globe and bobbing in our oceans. Recycling is a good step, but it is limited by the technology's availability and the condition of the plastic in question. With 175 million tonnes (192.9 million tons) of plastic ending up in landfills or as litter per year of the 400 million tonnes (440 million tons)

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April 21, 2023

Researchers Develop mRNA Treatment That Could Combat a Peanut Allergy

Peanut allergies are at the very least inconvenient and at the worst deadly. Over 4.6 million adults in the U.S. are allergic to the legumes. For young children, discovering one's allergy can be a dangerous time. A new study published in ACS Nano might offer a potential cure for peanut allergies by using mRNA lipid nanoparticles to “train” the body out of an allergy. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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April 15, 2023

Entrancing CGI Animation Visualizes the “Lipid Theory” of How Life Began

London-based CGI artist Markos Kay focuses his work on complex scientific theories and visualizations. In his latest animation titled aBioGenesis, he explores how life originated on Earth. The results are incredibly mesmerizing. Kay explains that the “primordial soup” theory is one of the main ideas of how life was first created on our planet. He says it “…suggests that life began in a hot, swirling soup of chemicals and energy.

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