News, discoveries and ... fun
1. The latest food fad, this one in Milwaukee: Mac and Cheese-Stuffed Bacon Weave Taco. (Learn more at Gothamist)
2. The latest quest for the fountain of youth: A DNA sequencing company called Human Longevity. (Learn more at NY Times)
3. Saturated fats (butter, bacon, beef) make your belly bigger, while other fats (fish, nuts, olive oil) help build muscle. (Learn more at AARP)
4. Stethoscopes are germier than doctors' hands. (Learn more at NBC News)
5. NASA discovered 715 new planets in solar systems much like our own. (Hat tip to Beverly E. Johnson via firstname.lastname@example.org) (Learn more at NASA)
6. A Miami man lost his $80,000 age discrimination settlement because his daughter boasted about it on Facebook. (Learn more at Miami Herald)
7. When it comes to biking, Portland and San Francisco are the best cities in the nation. (Learn more at AARP)
8. New federal nutrition labels acknowledge that half a muffin isn't a "serving" for anyone. (Learn more at AARP)
9. To a scammer, your electronic identity is a "fullz" - and worth $25 on the black market. (Learn more at AARP)
10. If sea levels continue to rise at current rates, the Statue of Liberty will disappear within 2,000 years. (Learn more at Live Science)
11. A new app can help you read 900 words a minute. (Learn more at Discovery)
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Images - Taco: courtesy of Dude Foods; Double Helix: NIH; Planet illustration: NASA; Bike sculpture: neilfein/Flickr; Muffin: Caroline/Flickr; Statue of Liberty: Prairie Kittin: Flickr.
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