Chicken safety fear as chlorine washing fails bacteria tests

Chicken safety fear as chlorine washing fails bacteria tests

The chlorine washing of food, the controversial “cleaning” technique used by many US poultry producers who want access to the British market post-Brexit, does not remove contaminants, a new study has found. The investigation, by a team of microbiologists from Southampton University and published in the US journal mBio, found that bacilli such as listeria and salmonella remain completely active after chlorine washing.

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Seafood-lovers have more sex and take less time to get pregnant

Seafood-lovers have more sex and take less time to get pregnant

Couples who eat seafood more than twice a week have more sex and get pregnant quicker, a study of 1000 people has found, although the reason why remains unclear

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Qing dynasty vase worth $600,000 found in attic

Qing dynasty vase worth $600,000 found in attic

A French family made the discovery everyone who cleans out their attic secretly hopes for: a priceless work of art overlooked for decades.
After finding an intricately decorated porcelain vase in an old shoebox, the owners took it to Sotheby's Paris to be appraised, whereupon the auction house told them it dated from the Qing dynasty, and could be worth upwards of $600,000.

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Alan Bean, fourth astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 86

Alan Bean, fourth astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 86

Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died. A statement released by NASA and family members says Bean died Saturday in Houston after a short illness. He was 86. Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, which made the second moon landing in 1969. He then commanded the second crewed flight to the United States' first space station, Skylab, in 1973. On that mission, he orbited the Earth for 59 days.

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Canadian company developing cannabis beer

Canadian company developing cannabis beer

This year’s Canadian Brewing Awards are being held in Halifax, and brewers from across the country are showing off their finest beers. But much of the discussion at this year’s conference surrounds a beer that doesn’t actually exist yet.

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