Lab grown chicken nuggets makes cruelty-free meat possible

We eat 50 billion chickens every year. Is there a better way?

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  • A restaurant in Singapore recently served the world's first lab grown chicken nuggets.
  • Grown from animal cells, the nuggets taste like chicken because they are made from real chicken.
  • The lab grown chicken is only available in Singapore, though regulatory agencies in other countries are considering approval.
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Want to help animals? You might have to eat a few more

A virtuous diet isn't strictly vegan.

  • Many philosophers agree that animal suffering should be avoided and suggest vegetarian or vegan diets.
  • However, a new essay reminds us that growing crops can harm animals too, and this should factor into our calculus.
  • Using virtue ethics, the author provides a way of deciding what is the "best" diet.
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Caffeine isn't actually going to help you combat sleep deprivation

Participants were asked to complete a simple attention task as well as a more challenging "placekeeping" task.

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Relying on caffeine to get you through the day isn't always the answer, according to a new study.

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Eating noises make you crazy? You have misophonia

People who go ballistic over other people's eating sounds aren't just cranky — they have misophonia.

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  • Some people are driven absolutely bonkers when they hear other people eating or even breathing.
  • Such people likely have a condition called "misophonia," or "hatred of sound."
  • fMRI brain scans reveal a surprising cause for the condition.
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Vertical farming: disrupting agriculture

A new agricultural revolution could forever change the planet.

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  • Vertical farming leverages cutting-edge technology to grow food in a new and better way.
  • One of its many benefits is that it can increase crop yield by 700 percent.
  • Vertical farming can help relieve pressure on scarce resources and boost Earth's biodiversity.
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