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Scientists develop new tool to design better fusion devices

(DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) One way that scientists seek to bring to Earth the fusion process that powers the stars is trapping plasma within a twisting magnetic coil device shaped like a breakfast cruller. But the device, called a stellarator, must be precisely engineered to prevent heat from escaping the plasma core where it stokes the fusion reactions. Now, PPPL researchers have demonstrated that an advanced computer code could help design stellarators that confine the essential heat more effectively.

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Higher fiber saves lives, but food processing may remove benefits

Eating more fiber can improve life expectancy for those with diabetes, researchers say. Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions worldwide, is associated with serious medical complications, and increases the risk of dying from COVID-19.

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Enviva donates more than $60,000 to help during pandemic

Company provides food and personal protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers in local communities. To date, there are more than one million confirmed cases of COVID-19 across America. Of those cases, approximately 155,600 are in the Southeastern United States. A…

11 ways to use nutritional yeast (and why you should)

I’ve been eating nutritional yeast essentially my entire life and love it on so many dishes, but I realize not everyone knows what it is, even though it is slowly making its way into the mainstream. It even has a…

BBC sports broadcaster who narrates his dogs' lives in lockdown is branching out

Some sports are slower. More about the strategy. pic.twitter.com/JMBaGJ1tSd — Andrew Cotter (@MrAndrewCotter) April 9, 2020 During the coronavirus lockdown, Scottish sports broadcaster Andrew Cotter has been keeping people entertained on social media by describing his dogs’ activities. Normally, the…

A lot of weird science goes into making bread

These days, everyone is slinging a bread recipe. And that should come as no surprise considering how long we’ve been living under the shadow of a pandemic. There are only so many “quarantinis” you can concoct for friends who can’t…

How long can you safely freeze food?

Frozen food lasts indefinitely, according to Foodsafety.gov. But does that mean the raw chicken you bought on sale and froze will taste as good a year from now as it will three weeks from now? No. You can cook up…

Make a simple homemade electrolyte drink

There’s a difference between an extreme athlete and a low-key exerciser in terms of electrolyte needs, but how you feel after a workout matters. (Photo: KieferPix/Shutterstock) Store-bought bottled electrolyte drinks are made with chemically treated, refined sugars, they contain food…

News Corp finds someone to blame after pulling the plug on AAP (hint: it’s not News Corp) | Weekly Beast

The demise of AAP has unexpectedly ignited a war of words between media companies over who is to blame. According to News Corp – one of the major shareholders who actually took the decision to close AAP – the shuttering…