Originally published on Fri March 30, 2012 3:22 pm
There's a point near the start of Bensh's "Doubt" where lead singer Benjamin Zombori ponders that "Maybe if I keep on walking you won't find out / that I'm so full of doubt." If he really wants to go on his nervous walkabout, he won't have to look far for his soundtrack. Bensh, a trio of Zombori (a.k.a. Bensh), Severin Zoolord and Sion Trevor, has created a great, street-stomping tune.
A government advisory committee has reconsidered its advice to keep certain details of bird flu experiments secret.
Revised versions of manuscripts that describe two recent studies can be openly published, the committee now says. The decision could help end a contentious debate that has raged within the scientific community for months.
In response, the editors of two journals immediately said they planned to publish the research soon.
Call it the tempest in the Frappuccino. Some Starbucks patrons have been distressed to learn that the chain's Strawberry and Creme Frappuccino owes its pink coloring to crushed insects.
The coloring in question, cochineal, is made from a tiny white insect, Dactylopius coccus. When crushed, its body exudes a brilliant red color. Cochineal has been used as a coloring for foods and makeup for centuries.
Every day in New Orleans, Lily Keber rolls out of bed and walks to a flat, minor office building to meet her muse. Keber makes a cup of coffee with chicory, hooks up her computer and waits for what sounds like a dozen spiders to crawl across a piano.