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2012-03-14 08:02:36

Scientists are researching ways to help solve health problems by way of Genetically Modified (GM) foods. Blood oranges, for example have been found to help stave off the absorption of fat, helping to reduce the amount of fat absorbed by the body and reducing the severity of obesity. But, blood oranges are not exactly the favorite orange, at least for UK consumers. Scientists are looking at ways to include the beneficial nutrients in blood oranges, called anthocyanins, within GM oranges...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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