Another reason for mustiness in wine

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A new chemical culprit can make wine taste musty. It’s related to cork taint and comes from bacterial munching on a flame retardant used in cellars. Now that could explain why so many bottles are returned for taint than actually have it.

How to care for CDs

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How to care for CDs for real. Interesting that we shouldn’t reposition labels given that the writing layer is only slightly below the label side of the disk.

Explaining Caroline

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Caroline discovered today that there is a scientific reason for her (mercifully short-lived) thermonuclear temper moments. "The liver is the main organ for breaking down hormones after they have served their messenger function to their target cells. For example, if the liver does nor break down insulin quickly enough, hypoglycemia results as the still circulating insulin continues to lower blood …

Surely this has to be rubbish

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Lie-detector glasses offer peek at future of security. Based on technology that is 96% accurate in detecting love. I don’t believe it. I will no doubt be proven wrong.

Every Playboy centrefold

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Every Playboy Centerfold, The Decades. (Work friendly) What happens if you average out all of the centrefolds in Playboy. Nothing much, but I like the idea of an eigen-centrefold.

Enhancements R Us

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I had no idea that the US FDA has approvedmaking healthy short kids taller with injections. The milestone was passed July 25, when the Food and Drug Administration officially recognized the practice of giving supplemental injections of human growth hormone to healthy but short children who have normal levels hGh. This is a substantial change. My question is whether the …