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What Is a Tuna?

A tuna is a marine fish that spends most of its life in the middle depths of the ocean. Tuna is probably the most commercially harvested fish, with tons harvested by commercial fishing companies from the United States, Japan, France, Taiwan and Spain. Tuna meat can be found in a wide array of foods...

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What Is an Apricot?

An apricot is a kind of fruit. Its skin is firm and has a very deep, golden orange color. It is known to be quite juicy, sweet in flavor, and fragrant. The apricot has also been recognized as a good source of vitamins, particularly Vitamin A and C, as well as calcium, iron, potassium and phosphorus....

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What Is Email Apnea?

Email apnea is a new concept that was presented by Linda Stone, a researcher, to describe specific physiological reaction that people have to reading email. She coined the term in order to describe a particular relationship between people and technology. Stone is also famous for presenting another...

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What Is Metamerism?

In biology, metamerism is defined as the property of having repeated structural segments in the body of an organism and is often studied in zoology and developmental biology Metamerism is also a particular psychophysical phenomenon related to color and the perception of color. Sample metamerism...

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Hoki Fish Causes Greenpeace Outrage

The Hoki fish, also known as bluefin, is making waves in the news because it is an endangered fish. Yet because of proposed New Zealand government bill to raise bluefin "catches" by twenty five percent. The European Parliament, France, Italy, and various institutions, scientists and stakeholders...

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Edith "Jackie" Ronne, First Woman to Explore Antarctica, Passed Away Today

Edith “Jackie” Ronne, the first woman to explore Antarctica, passed away today. She was 89. At the age of 28, Ronne followed her husband, Finn Ronne, an explorer, on an expedition to Antarctica in 1947. She was the first woman ever to brave the winter season of Antarctica, along with Canadian...

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What Is Quinoa?

Quinoa is a kind of seed. It belongs to the same family as spinach, Swiss Chard and Beets. It is sometimes used as a substitute for grain, and is valued for both its subtle flavor and rich nutritional value. It contains protein, potassium and iron, as well as a lot of fiber—ideal for those suffering...

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What Is Sea Salt?

Many chefs and recipe books will mention “sea salt.” How is it different from regular table salt? Sea salt is made from ocean water that has naturally evaporated. It is “harvested” from artificial or man made pools that are located near protected shorelines (thus minimizing pollutants that tend...

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What Is Silicone?

Silicone is used in a number of things, from breast implants to indoor plumbing and even cookware. It is a type of psolysiloxane, composed of both organically and inorganically found polymers. The type of polymers, and the number of links or attachments between these two kinds of components, affects...

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Earthquake Rattles Los Angeles

An earthquake rattled Los Angeles, California on Tuesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake did not cause any major damages or injuries. The epicenter of the quake originated near Pico Rivera, 12 miles southeast of L.A. at 4:04 a.m. and occurred at a depth of 11 miles. Residents within the area...