Dr. Steve Kurtz was making arrangements for his wife Hope’s funeral when the FBI burst in.
Kurtz, a professor of arts at the New York State University, was detained and interrogated for 22 hours as a bioterrorism suspect.
The previous day, Kurtz had dialed 911 in panic when Hope passed away in their home in Buffalo, NY. When the paramedics arrived, they were taken aback by dozens of petri dishes full of bacterial cultures casually strewn around the house. They thought I killed my wife with some sort of biochemical toxin, recalled Kurtz in an interviewwith the BBC.
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You could give death a ditch by eating spicy food, especially fresh chilli, according to a Chinese study, researchers said Tuesday.
Although the researchers cautioned that it was too early to draw a final conclusion on the potential benefits of spicy food. They said that further research was required for updated dietary recommendations. Continue reading Eating spicy food could be key to longer life, says study
Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown tests one of the company’s burgers. Photo: Misha Gravenor
More protein than beef. More omegas than salmon. Tons of calcium, antioxidants, and vitamin B. In their secret R&D lab, the scientists at Beyond Meat concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of the real thing with none of the dietary and environmental downsides. Continue reading This Top-Secret Food Will Change the Way You Eat