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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 18, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

‘Pink Slime’ Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?

By Joyce Russell

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(Duration: 4:12)

South Dakota-based meat processor Beef Products Inc. shows a sample of its lean, finely textured beef in September 2012.

A much-maligned beef product that was once frequently added to hamburger is making a comeback. Two years ago, beef processors cut back sharply on producing what they call "lean, finely textured beef" after the nasty nickname for it, "pink slime," caught on in the media. Now, higher beef prices are leading to increased demand for the product.

Categories: Animals, Business, Food, Health


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 12, 2014

Evolved Science: Crowds Can Catalog Bugs Faster

By Stan Jastrzebski

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(Duration: 4:25)

Notes From Nature allows volunteers to digitally catalog thousands of scientific specimens, like this insect from the Calbug project.

The next evolution of science is not happening in a lab, but in a basement in a rural Florida county. Thanks to online crowdsourcing, thousands of non-scientists can visit a site called Notes From Nature and lend a hand to university researchers cataloging their collections, from bark to bugs.

Categories: Animals, Science, Technology






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