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Genetically altered to withstand heavy applications of toxic chemicals, resist disease or contain more nutrients, so-called “Frankenfoods” are appearing on supermarket shelves at a rapid rate.

Full story at EcoSalon

The upper class has a higher propensity for unethical behavior, and are more likely to believe that “greed is good.”

Full story at Futurity

Twitter users are about to become major marketing fodder, as two research companies get set to release information to clients who will pay for the privilege of mining the data.

Full story at Reuters

Researchers have discovered a key cellular mechanism that may help the brain control how much we eat, what we weigh, and how much energy we have.

Full story at Futurity

Everyone knows exercise is good for you, and studies have previously shown that it can boost learning and even stave off dementia in later life—though nobody knew why. New research suggests, though, that it’s because the brain takes advantage of energy delivery systems just as much as your muscles.

Via Gizmodo

You probably know how to create multiple email aliases in Gmail by adding the plus symbol and dots to your Gmail username but there’s something more interesting. When you create a Gmail account, you actually get two email addresses.

Via Digital Inspiration

Here is a batch of celebrity plastic surgery before and after pictures:

Link AcidCow.com

School shootings are far more frequent in America than in other countries, although terrible massacres have occurred in Russia, Israel, and several European nations.

Via CNN

The English language has some grievous holes in it. Fortunately, while we were busy fumbling with hand gestures and illustrations like cavemen, other cultures just made up the perfect words and phrases to encapsulate those little everyday moments.

Via Cracked

Like the pirate code, expiration dates are more of a rough guideline for when food might go bad. But a new edible sensor made from silk and gold leaf takes the guesswork out of whether something is safe to eat.

Full story at Gizmodo

Preeti Bhatia

Interesting Fact Of The Day

Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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