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Cooked Meat Found To Be An Essential Link In Human Evolution
2011-11-08 07:01:23

Researchers at Harvard have discovered that cooked meat produces more energy than raw meat. This finding suggests that humans are biologically programmed to take advantage of cooking, and that cooking played a role in the evolution of man. The research was conducted by Rachel Carmody and described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. According to Carmody, “The results of this paper are equally relevant to human evolution and to the way we think about food today. It...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.