Android Police
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Instagram isn't just for posting pictures of food anymore. Whether you like it or not, the app has branched out to become a Snapchat competitor too, and now its direct messaging abilities are getting an upgrade. First off, you can now send landscape/portrait photos and videos in direct messages without cropping them first. It seems kind of silly that was a requirement until now, but this should save users some time when sharing media. Read More Instagram now supports links and landscape/portrait images in direct messages was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Washington Free Beacon
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Futurism
an hour
Enzymes that can break down polysaccharides have many uses – for example, in detergents that dissolve stains on clothes. Similar types of enzymes can also be used to release sugars found in plants, which can then be used for manufacturing biodegradable plastic . In my lab, we are searching for new enzymes that could improve biotechnology for making renewable fuels and chemicals. Enzymes jump-start chemical reactions but are not consumed by the reactions. Learning From Microbes The plants that form a central node of the food web produce billions of tons of polysaccharides every year . The sugars locked away in plants are linked together in long chains. They consist of three major polysaccharides : cellulose, xylan and pectin. These polysaccharides give plants their structure and help protect them against insect damage. When plants die, these strong polysaccharides trap a large amount of sugars in the plant leaves and stems.
Mashable
an hour
We know about the problems with the gig economy: workers who drive for Uber, deliver food for Postmates, and run errands on TaskRabbit don't have health insurance or any other guarantees or benefits from their employers and their ranks are only growing. While the growth of gig jobs has gotten lots of attention from major companies , research firms , and startups, national legislators haven't done much about it. (They've had other stuff going on, I guess.) Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Suzan DelBene, of Virginia and Washington respectively, are looking to change that. On Thursday they introduced the first federal bill addressing the gig economy. Read more... More about Uber , Lyft , Senate , Postmates , and Legislation
Mashable
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You know what they say: this fidget spinner craze isn't over yet until the cookie crumbles. Clearly Cookies , a Dallas based custom cookie company, has created a cookie fidget spinner. It looks exactly like the original toy and it even spins. Image: clearly cookies/facebook SEE ALSO: Fidget spinner nail art is a thing now so there's no where left to hide "The idea for the fidget spinner cookie came from the guy I am dating," said Jessica Grose, the woman behind Clearly Cookies. "He has been asking me to make one for a couple weeks now. I honestly had no idea what they were until I saw him playing with one the other week. Needless to say they are mildly addicting." Read more... More about Watercooler , Food , Trends , Culture , and Cookies
Mashable
an hour
Blue whales are among the biggest creatures on the planet today. But a few million years ago, they were practically petite. Scientists think they know why these whales gained so much weight. Environmental changes likely altered the distribution of whales' food supplies in a way that rewarded gargantuan creatures, a new study found. That likely prompted blue whales to balloon ten-fold, from roughly 10 feet long to their present size of up to 100 feet. SEE ALSO: Dozens of humpback whales have died in the last year and nobody knows why Scientists traced the transformation of whale sizes back nearly 30 million years. They found that very large whales only appeared along several branches of the family tree some 2 million to 3 million years ago, according to a study published this week in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Read more... More about Climate , Science , Animals , Global Warming , and Glaciers
Futurism
an hour
Also incomplete is our understanding of many of history's biggest A-Ha! moments. While flashes of insight might have sparked some of the world's greatest discoveries, it's safe to say that many historical retellings of eureka moments have been embellished. One moment that is questionably historically accurate is the discovery of saccharin by food scientist Constantin Fahlberg. It is said that he simply forgot to wash his hands before dinner after working in the laboratory. His meal tasted so sweet that he realized he'd gotten a mysterious substance on his hands while at work and, in the midst of a tasty A-Ha!, he ran back to the lab to taste everything there until he'd found the sweet source. Now, this might seem a little bit dramatic, but, as he was a food scientist, it is not all that far-fetched. Another famous eureka moment belongs to none other than Albert Einstein.
Derby Telegraph
an hour
Food hygiene inspectors found the kitchens at two well-known Derbyshire pubs to be very dirty and disorganised when they visited them after diners complained about falling ill. The Hurt Arms in Ambergate and The Peacock Hotel, in Oakerthorpe were both lacking temperature monitoring systems and had no safety management inspectors concluded after visits, a court was told. The kitchen in the Hurt Arms also had no hand sanitiser for staff who were preparing...
Politico
an hour
ITV
an hour
We have had Tesco turned up with bags and bags of food. We have had Domino's Pizzas turned up with pizzas. It's those little things that just make the difference because they make you think they are thinking about you at that time
KyivPost
2 hours
As the sounds of war outside gradually fade away, Khan puts his radio set on a coffee table next to a Kalashnikov assault rifle, and sinks back into his comfortable chair. “Well, you guys know what a peaceful person I am. I'm even afraid of blood,” he says smiling, and his young soldiers laugh in the half-dark. The fighting is over for now, and the soldiersminds are turning to food. “A kitchen is the most important place at war,” says soldier Valery Fedan as he stands by a gas stove frying potatoes in a pan. At the Promzona positions, the soldiers cook for themselves in small groups. As Fedan cooks, a couple of other soldiers sit at a table strewn with rifles and water bottles. “Sometimes, some of us have to bring food to the guys in the frontline trenches,” Fedan says. “And as you do it, your main mission is to try not to drop hot fried potatoes when jumping in front of separatists — and not to get shot, of course.
The Economist - United States
2 hours
A house with a story THE cellar is flooded and Chris Ranalli worries about snakes. From the safety of the back door, he points out the sturdy walls—two feet thick, as if to withstand Mediterranean earthquakes—and the elegantly vaulted ceilings. “They lived in the top two storeys and made wine in the basement,” explains Mr Ranalli, who now tends the 100-year-old vineyard adjacent to the house. The view from the road is anomalous: framed by Catawba trees, the façade combines northern Italian architecture and Ozark stone, seeming to belong as much to the Apennines as Arkansas. This house tells a story that is both familiar and extraordinary, as the exploits of immigrants to America tend to be. It is a tale of struggle and success, of awful but commonplace suffering, villainy and heroes, including a dauntless priest who, like a latter-day Moses, led his flock to a new life in the mountains. It epitomises the variety behind the strip-mall, fast-food sameness... Continue reading
KyivPost
2 hours
Most of the apartments11,000 — are for long-term rent while there 5,000 ads featuring short-term rents and only 250 ads for hourly rental apartments. Artem Muliavko prepares meals in the kitchen of one of Kyiv’s Japanese food restaurants. Muliavko, native of the western Ukrainian city of Rivne, has been unsuccessfully searching for an apartment to rent in Kyiv for two months already. (Courtesy) But despite many rental proposals, it is not easy to find an inexpensive apartment in Kyiv, real estate agent Nina Synytsya says. The lowest price for a one-bedroom apartment near a remote metro station in Kyiv is Hr 4,500, Synytsya says, adding that “in this case it would be a flat in poor condition with old Soviet era furniture.” Tetyana Ripka, another real estate agent, says that an average rental price for a cheap one-room apartment is Hr 6,000 while an apartment with better costs Hr 10,000 on average.
BBC Radio London
2 hours
let's go down there to the market and I woke up and down that road is that there are so many little independent shops some people are just come there from all over the world early to visit so maybe if you looking for some healthy food that you like to go down there is the Kentucky in Camden Stiller Surrey College of London Evening paper what special relationship I asked say bum police refuse to share secrets with us after leeks which would have been talking about her at the show and Furious made to confront trump and that you know 10 most painful things about you know because when I say 22 people died it's horrible but when you start bearing down on the individual stories you know the 15 year old girl be 8 year old girls and mum and dad have gone to pick.
BBC Radio London
2 hours
Tyson Gay people we miss you yeah it's really sad things that it's going to close down I think it's really nice atmosphere it's like you come to your home to family everyone's really friendly here and the food is super yummies super yamato work that the least came to its contractual and sometimes I go to the statement from corner 12 Ltd this rent is the only about a third of the current market rent and it is only now that the landlord is seeking perfectly reasonable to obtain a proper market rent comparable to other premises in the neighborhood the landlord has in fact offered at this sad crying to a discounted rent which has been refused at the matter is now to be determined by Court at so let's average shirt now show.
BBC Radio London
2 hours
go to a new landlord in a bit to get the price down the cafe owner range to petition erecting a banner and said that he made a lower offer of £45,000 which was turned out I just realised that I know this place at this place of missing S2 makes me stop outside area that and then I drive up to the Kentucky but because she's being healthy food she she she would eat a day what date parently no more Harry Potter Valley Fontaine went to see my village cafe Chalk Farm Road just before it disappears there I am on Chalk Farm Rd and e my village cafe right opposite Camden Market to the left and to the right if you know this area that all there are various independent shops and cafes door stands out if it's got a big Sandra outside say my village ca.
KyivPost
2 hours
“When you pick out an oyster, make sure the shell is shut tightly,” he says. “It means the mollusk inside is alive.” An oyster can live in a refrigerator for about 10 days. Then, if it’s not put back into sea water, it dies, opens up, and becomes inedible. Pigulevsky opens the shell with a knife. “Dont feel bad, an oyster has neither a brain nor a central nervous system. It doesnt feel pain,” he says. But Stakhov warns that people usually dont appreciate the taste of oysters at first. “Andre and myself, we’ve eaten so many of them,” he says, smiling. “We still love them though.” Healthy food Mutual friends introduced Pigulevsky and Stakhov some four years ago. They soon became friends, partly because they shared an interest — healthy eating. This was also the reason they chose to farm oysters, which, according to Pigulevsky, are very nutritious.
Derby Telegraph
2 hours
Food hygiene inspectors found the kitchens at two well-known Derbyshire pubs to be very dirty and disorganised when they visited them after diners complained about falling ill. The Hurt Arms in Ambergate and The Peacock Hotel, in Oakerthorpe were both lacking temperature monitoring systems and had no safety management inspectors concluded after visits, a court was told. The kitchen in the Hurt Arms also had no hand sanitiser for staff who were preparing...
Sky News
2 hours
Plymouth Herald
2 hours
The sun's out and the temperature is rising. That only means one thing - summer is pretty much here!And, for a city that loves its food, not provided a great combination of nice dining while basing in the summer sunshine.Luckily for us in Plymouth, there are plenty of great places that offer the Al-fresco dining experience!Read next: Seven restaurants in Plymouth that have stood the test of timeBoston Tea PartyDespite being based on the peripheries of Sutton Harbour, Boston Tea Party still...
ITV
3 hours
The food would have been from markets, meat, fish, cheese. She apparently had cold hands, cheese. She apparently had cold hands, my mum said, and was cheese. She apparently had cold hands, my mum said, and was a good pastry cook. The exhibit is based in the old engine room. Home pastry cook. The exhibit is based in the old engine room. Home to the original steam turbines that used the old engine room. Home to the original steam turbines that used to raise and lower the bridge. A team of 80 people were needed here every day to keep them going
Daily Express - Health
3 hours
LOSING weight is a struggle for many - but with two-thirds of adults in the UK overweight or obese, new research may provide some hope.
TIME - Top Stories
3 hours
In the summer, food is more beautiful with a pink hue: Rosé , Frappuccinos , cakes and now, pink pineapples . The strange new strain of everyones favorite tropical fruit has actually been in development by Del Monte Fresh Produce since 2005, but the pictures of their hot pink perfection began to surface again last week. Now theyre taking over Instagram feeds just in time for summer. Yes, theyre cute but can you eat them? Last December, the FDA gave pink pineapples its seal of approval, meaning they can be sold in grocery stores. Now, Del Monte and Dole are teaming up like two produce superheroes to grow the pink pineapples in Hawaii and Costa Rica. Even if the FDA says theyre safe to eat or wedge on the edge of your cocktail glass by the pool they are indeed genetically modified . Del Monte, which received the patent to create that signature extra sweet pink flesh pineapple, appropriately named Rosé, in 2012, turned the pineapples pink using lycopene, the substance that gives tomatoes their fire engine red color, and makes watermelons pink as well, meaning youve probably already safely eaten plenty of lycopene in your life.
KyivPost
3 hours