The body apparently does not absorb genetic material from food

A study from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, finds no evidence that genetic material from food is absorbed in the human body where it would e.g. be able to change the body’s ability to regulate the cholesterol metabolism or influence the immune system. A major new study carried out by researchers from the National Food Institute has found ...more

"Living" in my apartment

"Living" in my apartment, and even being outdoors, is like being in the middle of Baghdad during the Shock-and-Awe bombing campaign. There is a constant barrage of outrageously loud booms. One vehicle that parks in the garage of my building - two floors below my apartment - is so loud it shakes the entire building. In between the shock-and-awe ...more

Hot tubs & jacuzzis & swimming pools & ... urine. Lot's of urine.

Just sickening: slashdot.org: New Scientific Test Finds Up To 75 Liters of Urine In Public Pools Scientists have developed a test designed to estimate how much urine has been covertly added to a large volume of water. "The test works by measuring the concentration of an artificial sweetener, acesulfame potassium (ACE), that is commonly found in processed food and passed through the ...more

35-second tea

A while back I started sampling some expensive teas just out of curiousity. Since then I found one tea that I really like. I will not write the name of it because it is a rare tea and I don't want it to be publicized, but nonetheless it is a premium-priced tea that is basically about four times ...more