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Do GMO Opponents Have a Problem with Cheese?

A couple of years ago, my fiancée and I wanted to try to make some home-made mozzarella cheese, but ran into a problem. In order to turn milk into cheese, you have to add a substance called “rennet,” which causes the milk to coagulate, allowing you to separate the curd (mostly fats and hydrophobic proteins) [...]..

June 9, 2014 — Kevin Bonham

The Geology of D-Day (June 6, 1944)

June 6, 1944 – in planning for D-Day – also geology was considered, as aerial photographs of the shores of Normandy were studied to find suitable landing sites for the invasion...

June 6, 2014 — David Bressan
Model salamanders, in a cave

Models salamanders, in a cave

While on a family holiday recently I visited Dan yr Ogof, the famous National Show Cave for Wales. Besides being interesting for the expected geological and speleological reasons, Dan yr Ogof is set within landscaped gardens that, bizarrely, feature one of Europe's largest `dinosaur parks'...

June 6, 2014 — Darren Naish

Energy: Where does it come from? Where does it go? [Graphic]

Each year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory publishes a powerful graphic of U.S. energy use. In the most recent version, one can see how the ~97 quadrillion british-thermal units (quads) of energy used in the United States can be broken down by uses and sectors...

June 6, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
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