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Are You Ready For A Lab-Grown Hamburger Patty?
2011-11-14 10:17:09

The future of your backyard BBQ may be a bit different from what you are used to if researchers have their way.  Along with a growing global population that has recently passed 7-billion people, comes an ever-growing hunger for meat, which needs inherently inefficient resources to grow, sustain, process and ship those products to the table. Vascular biologist Mark Post, from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, hopes to grow animal protein, or cultured meat, burgers or...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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